Who we serve

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We are happy to bring our skills, experience, and resources to one-off projects, and assist clients regularly on different matters or agreements of a particular kind.

In-house Counsel

We act as a specialist department attached to your team of lawyers or legal administrators.

Commercial management

Senior business managers need confidence in the fastest possible, least risky route to the conclusion of deals. We help you conclude the deal so you can get on with business.


To achieve the best value, clear deliverables, and the best outcome with IT, outsourcing and specialist services suppliers, we help you define the relationship with locked-in detail.


When the deal is closed in principle, the contract can be the cause of delays and at worst, a pullback. With experience on both sides, we conclude matters with the least friction possible.


At Mattersmith, we pride ourselves on our deep understanding and expertise in two key sectors: financial services and software and services. Our team possesses comprehensive knowledge and experience in these industries, enabling us to provide tailored legal solutions that address the unique challenges and opportunities our clients face.

Financial Services

The scarce time of your in-house legal team can easily be eaten up reviewing NDAs, and other everyday legal agreements.

With each new financial institution client, we discuss and define suitable playbooks, with as much or as little granularity as they require and then automate each playbook in our proprietary knowledge base, Knowledge. We use our enterprise search tool, Doc-Analyser, to help us review the documents in a systematic and consistent manner.

We use our workflow tool, Doc-Tracker, to triage the documents as they arrive. Each document is logged according to date created, response time, progress status and delivery date. A dashboard shows compliance with response times. Our clients can access the dashboard, view the progress of individual matters, give instructions, receive documents, and obtain management information.

Our clients’ needs vary and we are flexible on fee models, whether hourly rates, fixed fees or retainers.

Software and Services

In the rapidly evolving realm of software and services, innovation, intellectual property rights protection, and commercial agreements play a critical role in success. As legal advisors to both suppliers and customers of software and services, we understand the intricacies of licensing agreements, data privacy laws, and intellectual property rights. Whether you are a software developer, a service provider, or a channel partner, we offer proactive legal guidance to safeguard your interests and maximize your opportunities for growth.

Client-Centric Approach

At the heart of our practice is a commitment to understanding our clients’ unique needs and objectives. We take the time to listen, analyze, and strategize, ensuring that our legal advice is tailored to your specific circumstances. Whether you are seeking to expand your business, negotiate a contract, or resolve a dispute, we are dedicated to providing pragmatic solutions that align with your goals.

Proven Track Record

Our track record speaks for itself. Over the years, we have successfully represented numerous clients in the financial services and software and services sectors, ranging from established institutions to innovative startups. Our depth of experience, combined with our proactive approach and unwavering commitment to client satisfaction, sets us apart as trusted advisors in these industries.

If you are seeking expert legal guidance in the financial services or software and services sectors, Mattersmith is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how we can assist you in achieving your business objectives effectively and efficiently.

Trusted legal adviser to large and small businesses