LAW firm, Paris Smith LLP, which has seen consistent growth over recent years at its offices in Southampton and Winchester, has attracted five new lawyers.

Helen Brown, a partner with Manchester and Cheshire firm, Slater Heelis, has joined Paris Smith's commercial dispute resolution team.

Experienced solicitors Alison Jones and Tamsin Simmonds have joined the firm as associates specialising in commercial property. Both have joined from London firms. .

Tamsin strengthens the firm's commitment to serving and advising both charities and educational establishments, having acted for organisations in both business sectors as well as being chair of trustees of a charity foundation.

Paris Smith is one of small number of legal firms with a planning lawyers and planning consultants, has also been joined by a senior planning officer from Winchester City Council. Jane Rarok has worked in local authority development management for over 18 years and has significant experience and expertise in urban and rural planning with a particular specialism in planning within national parks.

Dispute resolution paralegal, Alex Cooper, has elected to start a new career in the legal profession with the firm following seven very successful years in the asset finance industry where he worked for both a funder and as an independent broker. Alex was awarded the LeasingWorld Next Generation Award in 2016.

Peter Taylor, managing partner at Paris Smith, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that Helen, Alison, Tamsin, Jane and Alex have decided that Paris Smith is the right place for them in their careers. They will bring fresh ideas, their own energy, professional expertise and experiences as well as commercial acumen to our growing team at Paris Smith."