BDB Pitmans LLP (referred to as ‘BDB Pitmans’ or ‘the Firm’ in this Website) is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC320798. Its registered office is One Bartholomew Close, London EC1A 7BL and its registration number for Value Added Tax in the United Kingdom is GB 238 4216 66.
We are not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. However, we are included on the register maintained by the Financial Conduct Authority so that we can carry on insurance mediation activity, which is broadly the advising on, selling and administration of insurance contracts. This part of our business, including arrangements for complaints or redress if something goes wrong, is regulated by Solicitors Regulation Authority. The register can be accessed via the Financial Conduct Authority website at: https://register.fca.org.uk/
If, while we are acting for you, you need advice on investments, we may have to refer you to someone who is authorised to provide the necessary advice. However, we may provide certain limited investment services where these are closely linked to the legal work we are doing for you. This is because we are members of the Law Society of England and Wales, which is a designated professional body for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2014.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority is the independent regulatory arm of the Law Society. The Legal Ombudsman (the LeO) is an independent and impartial handling body which investigates complaints about all members of the legal profession, including solicitors. The services of the LeO are confidential and free to use. If you are unhappy with any investment related services you receive from us, you should raise your concerns with either of those bodies. Details of how to make a complaint about our services are set out in our Complaints Procedure.
We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and our professional rules may be accessed at: www.sra.org.uk.