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Paris Smith LLP

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Southampton SO15, Southampton SO15, Winchester

Mike Pavitt

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Paris Smith LLP

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Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency                         

South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Hampshire

Within: Commercial litigation: Hampshire

Paris Smith LLP's team is 'very responsive and provides excellent and nuanced advice'. Well-respected practice head David Eminton is well-known for his focus on real estate and insolvency litigation. Recently promoted partner Christopher Holliss and solicitor Shelley White win praise for their 'fantastic service' and Jason Oliver, who joined the team in May 2017 from Parker Bullen LLP, is 'responsive to ideas and  doesn’t jump to (expensive) conclusions'. The team is further enhanced by insolvency expert Mike Pavitt. It acts for an impressive range of clients in contract disputes in the recruitment sector, as well as in a range of other diverse sectors. The team represented an international fashion company in a dispute with a Canadian distributor concerning breaches of an agency agreement, which was valued at £1.4m, and also acted for a private client in a £2.1m negligence claim against a GP.

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South East: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

The insolvency department at Paris Smith LLP is best known for its experience in personal insolvencies, as well as the property, retail, non-profit, financial services and leisure industries, for which it handles contentious matters, asset transactions and restructurings. The team represented CVR Global as a joint trustee in the separate bankruptcies of a husband and a wife, which involved a claim before the High Court concerning the matrimonial home. Mike Pavitt, who 'leads the team well and has good all-round knowledge', was assisted by solicitor Shelley White in the advice provided to Quantuma, which acted as a joint liquidator of Future Route. BRI Business Recovery and Insolvency, James Cowper Kreston and Mazars form part of the active client base. Phillip Baldwin made partner in 2018.

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