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BDB Pitmans, Southampton – Providing legal services across the Solent, Hampshire and Central South region
BDB Pitmans is a leading firm of solicitors in Southampton and the south, providing legal support and advice to businesses, not-for-profit organisations, individuals and their families.
We are one of the longest established law firms in the region. Our lawyers have a reputation for providing high quality legal services to all our clients: from young ambitious businesses to private and public listed companies; from charities and not-for-profit organisations to local authorities and other public sector bodies; as well as private individuals and their families requiring high quality legal advice.
You can find out more about our Southampton team or ask us a question using the links below – or please feel free to give us a call on 023 8083 1919.
Our modern Southampton office is located in the centre of the city, at the heart of the business district, with easy access from the M3, M27 and the railway station.
Our partners, lawyers and professional staff provide their expertise and local knowledge across a wide range of legal services to clients across the Solent and central south region including Hampshire, Dorset, the Isle of Wight, the New Forest and surrounding areas, including:
- Planning and development;
- Commercial real estate;
- Corporate and commercial law;
- Employment and workplace law;
- Pensions law;
- Restructuring & insolvency;
- Private wealth structuring;
- Estate planning, wills and probate;
- Family, divorce & matrimonial law;
- Private real estate and residential property;
- Agriculture, Estates and Rural Business.
Please contact us to discuss how we can help you.
We look forward to hearing from you.
In the community
BDB Pitmans operates at the heart of the community wherever we are located. It’s where our clients and our people live and work and it’s important that we understand and support it.
We are delighted to be the ‘official charity law firm’ of the Saints Foundation, the charity of Southampton Football Club. The charity is helping to transform lives in and around Southampton by supporting local people fulfil their potential to be more involved, healthier and empowered members of the community. We are delighted to help the Saints Foundation with all their legal needs in Southampton.
We are also proud to be sponsor partners of TEDx Southampton in 2021 which will feature creative, thought-provoking and inspiring talks around the theme of Human to Human Connection in all its forms, including a focus on Innovation, Connectedness and Personal Potential. In current times where the accepted norms of work, home and relationships have been disrupted for all of us, topics such as these are more important than ever to address.
In support of Southampton City Council’s Greener City Plan 2030, we have signed their Green City pledge and donated £5,000 to their tree planting scheme.
Our Southampton legal advice services
Planning and development
Navigating planning laws and other regulatory requirements is a key part of the development process and one where expert advice can significantly improve your chances of successfully completing a profitable development.
At BDB Pitmans, we are highly experienced in planning and development law, so can offer seasoned expertise on how to work within the rules to bring your plans to fruition in a way that maximises your return on investment.
Our planning and development lawyers in Southampton are experts in matters including:
Commercial real estate
Investing in commercial real estate can generate impressive returns, but only if you secure the right property deals on terms that match your investment goals.
Our commercial real estate solicitors have many years of experience working with a diverse client base including investors, developers and construction businesses. As such, we can use the benefit of our experience to help you make intelligent decisions that maximise your returns.
Our commercial real estate solicitors in Southampton are experts in matters including:
- Acquisition and dispositions
- Landlord and tenant issues
- Real estate finance
- Infrastructure projects
- Property litigation
- Property tax
- Corporate support
Find out more about our commercial real estate services.
Corporate and commercial law
Businesses must operate in an increasingly regulated landscape, with the need to balance compliance against being able to run effectively and profitably.
BDB Pitmans’ corporate and commercial solicitors in Southampton are experts in helping businesses to thread that needle. With a keen understanding of the regulatory environment businesses exist in and strong commercial instincts, we help our clients to achieve compliance while also reaching their business objectives.
Our corporate and commercial law expertise includes:
- Banking and Finance
- Capital Markets
- Commercial Contracts
- Company Fundraising
- Corporate Advisory
- Corporate Tax
- Information Law and Data Protection
- Intellectual Property and Brand Protection
- Joint Ventures
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Private Equity
Employment and workplace law
The UK has strict employment laws with which all employers must comply. The consequences for failing to do so can be very serious, legally, financially and for your reputation.
BDB Pitmans’ employment lawyers are here to help with proactive advice on creating appropriate employment processes and dealing effectively with any employment disputes that arise.
Our employment and workplace lawyers in Southampton are experts in matters including:
- Business and asset protection
- Business structuring and transactions
- Employment disputes and avoidance
- Equal opportunities
- Industrial relations
- Organisational restructuring
- Workplace contracts, policies and benefits
Find out more about our expertise with employment law for employers.
Managing a pension scheme can involve substantial costs and significant risks, so it is prudent to have the right legal advice on all key decisions.
BDB Pitmans’ pension law experts advise employers and pension trustees on managing the risks involved in running a pension scheme and controlling costs, making sure you can run the scheme efficiently while offering the best outcome for the recipients.
Our pensions lawyers in Southampton are experts in matters including:
- Pensions schemes including DB, DC, CARE, EFRBs, Hybrid, Master Trusts, QROPS, SIPPs, SSASs
- Corporate transactions
- Pension discrimination
- Pension documentation
- Pension funding
- GDPR guidance for pension scheme trustees
- Pension scheme governance
- Pension-related litigation
- Pensions Protection Funds
- Pensions and restructuring
- Union pensions
Find out more about our expertise with pensions law.
Restructuring and insolvency
When a business is at risk of failure, the right strategy can save the business or at least ensure that it is wound down in full compliance with the relevant laws, protecting the directors, shareholders, employees, creditors and other interested parties.
With strong expertise in business restructuring and insolvency, as well as links with a network of banks, financiers, brokers and insolvency professionals, our team can provide clear guidance through this difficult time.
Our restructuring and insolvency solicitors in Southampton are experts in matters including:
- Business contingency and exit planning
- Business restructuring and turnaround strategy
- Acquisition of distressed business advice
- Debt and asset recovery
- Debt reconstruction and consolidation
- Directors’ disqualification proceedings
- Directors’ duties and retained board advisory
- Dispute resolution
- Insolvency and Company Act offences and regulatory advice
- Liquidations, receiverships, administrations, voluntary arrangements and bankruptcies
- Pensions restructuring
- Refinancing and general security advice
- Settlement and professional negligence claims for Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs)
Find out more about our expertise with restructuring and insolvency.
Legal disputes can be costly, time-consuming and emotionally taxing if the right approach is not taken from the outset.
At BDB Pitmans, we have a highly talented litigation team with an exceptional track record of success in resolving even the most complex and high value disputes in our clients’ favour. Offering strong skills in both alternative dispute resolution and court proceedings, we can find a strategy that protects your interests while matching your wider priorities.
Our litigation and contentious probate solicitors in Southampton are experts in matters including:
- Commercial Litigation
- Judicial Review
- Privy Council Agents
- Professional Negligence
- Property Disputes
- Will and Trust Disputes
Private wealth structuring
Proactively reviewing how your wealth is structured can significantly increase the value you receive from your assets.
BDB Pitmans offers a specialist service covering issues such as tax planning and other wealth preservation options, working closely with our clients to protect and grow their assets.
Our private wealth structuring solicitors in Southampton are experts in matters including:
- Offshore structures for UK tax mitigation, including Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax
- Offshore tax and trust holding structures
- Restructuring offshore trusts to reflect legislative changes or personal circumstances
- Setting up offshore trusts, the choice of jurisdiction, the type of trust and choice of trustee
- UK tax implications of offshore structures for UK resident individuals
Find out more about our expertise with private wealth structuring.
Estate planning, wills and probate
Decisions about an estate must be taken with great care and full consideration of all possible implications. This is equally true whether it is your own estate or that of someone who has passed away.
Our team can offer clear, sensible advice for estate planning or for administering an estate after a death. We can make sure all of the right steps are taken at the right time and that no possible risks nor opportunities to maximise the value of the estate are overlooked.
Our estate planning, wills and probate solicitors in Southampton are experts in matters including:
- Wills and estate planning
- International tax and estate planning
- Agricultural estate planning
Family, divorce & matrimonial law
Divorce and other family law matters can be very stressful and complicated to deal with, both legally and emotionally. However, with the right legal advice, it is usually possible to get an outcome that matches your needs with minimal conflict.
At BDB Pitmans, our family law team provide close, personal support to help understand your requirements for your present situation and the future. We can then use a variety of non-confrontational methods, including mediation, arbitration and collaborative law, to help you get a resolution you are happy with. Should court proceedings be required, we can also provide robust representation for every stage of the process.
Our family law solicitors in Southampton are experts in matters including:
- Divorce, separation and civil partnerships dissolution
- Financial settlements on divorce/dissolution
- Enforcement of financial settlements
- Variation of spousal maintenance orders
- Pre and post nuptial agreements
- Cohabitation agreements
- Separation agreements
- Cohabitation/Property ownership claims
- Arrangements for children
- Relocation with children abroad
- Specific issues concerning children
- Financial claims on behalf of children
- Child maintenance and enforcement
- Domestic abuse
Private real estate and residential property
Residential property – whether it is your home or an investment – is often the most valuable asset you will own. It is therefore sensible to make sure you have the best possible legal advice when buying, selling or dealing with any other legal matters involving property.
With many years of residential property experience and proactive approach, our team will work with you through every stage of a property transaction, ensuring your interests are protected and the process goes ahead as smoothly as possible.
Our private real estate and residential property solicitors in Southampton are experts in matters including:
- Residential conveyancing
- Leasehold enfranchisement
- Residential landlord and tenant law
- Property disputes
Agriculture, estates and rural business
Agricultural businesses, farming families and landowners face many unique challenges, both in commercial terms and with more personal matters. Working with specialist legal experts who understand the agricultural and rural sector is a smart move to make sure your business and personal interests are best protected.
At BDB Pitmans, we have a specialist team that works across all areas of law affecting agriculture, estates and rural businesses with expertise in matters including commercial law, property law, tax, trusts, litigation and family law. This means we can provide a complete legal service for anyone operating in this sector.
Our agriculture, estates and rural business solicitors in Southampton are experts in matters including:
- The sale and purchase of farms and estates
- Planning promotion agreements and development
- Landlord and tenant issues
- Sporting and riparian rights
- Landowner subsidies and grants
- Animal health and welfare issues
- Family partnerships and business structures
- Trusts and tax planning
Speak to our solicitors in Southampton about your legal needs
To discuss your legal requirements with our Southampton team, please call us on 023 8083 1919 or you can use the ‘Contact us’ link below to ask us a question.