Victoria House, 116 Colmore Row,
Birmingham B3 3BD
0121 348 7878

Legal Notices

Our Regulatory Information forms part of, and is incorporated into, these Legal Notices:

1. Our Firm

Pett, Franklin & Co. LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England & Wales (registered number: OC354096). The word 'partner', used in relation to this LLP, refers to a member of the LLP. A list of the members of this LLP is displayed at the registered office of the LLP: Victoria House, 116 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 3BD.

We are regulated as an Alternative Business Structure ("ABS") by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (No. 534342). Information on the regulations of The Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales can be found in the Solicitors' Code of Conduct on its site at:

We formerly traded as David Pett & Co., the trading style of David Pett, a recognised sole practitioner, regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority No. 518022.

2. Privacy Policy

By providing us with your contact details (which includes email addresses, fax and telephone numbers), you do so on the understanding that we may contact you by mail, telephone, fax or e-mail to enable us to (a) provide our services to you, and (b) contact you with details of our services, events, news or information that may be of interest to you.

We do on occasion enter into joint projects with other professional service firms, and we may share your information with these business partners for marketing purposes, or we may send you information about the services offered by them. Unless required to do so by law, we do not sell, rent or otherwise share your information with other third parties without your consent.

You can ask for a copy of the information we hold about you, both for your general information and to correct any inaccuracies at any time. If you provide information about another person or company to us, it is your responsibility to ensure that the person or company has given their explicit consent to the processing of personal data.

If you prefer not to receive information from us or our business partners, if your details change, if you wish to amend your preferences regarding how and why we can contact you, and/or if you have any queries about how we will use your information, please contact us on

We keep our privacy notice under regular review and we will place any updates on this webpage. This privacy policy was last updated on 15 December 2011.

3. Anti-Money Laundering Policy

The Money Laundering Regulations 2007 and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 impose a number of obligations on law firms in the United Kingdom. We are required to have a comprehensive system in place so that we can identify our clients, maintain records and make mandatory disclosures. In order for us to act for you we will need to comply with these regulations.

In certain circumstances we may be required to disclose confidential information we have about you to law enforcement authorities. We cannot exercise any discretion in such circumstances, but we will limit any disclosure of information solely to that which is required by law.

4. Financial Services and Markets Act 2000

Pett Franklin is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 but we are able in certain circumstances to offer a limited range of investment services to clients because we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. We can provide these investment services if they are an incidental part of the professional services we have been engaged to provide.

Because we are not authorised by the UK Financial Services Authority, we are retained only to provide legal and tax advice to our clients. We will not give advice on the merits of any investment, and our advice should not be understood to be an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity.

5. Bribery Act 2010

Pett Franklin is committed to ensuring that it, its employees, partners and agents comply with the requirements of the UK Bribery Act 2010. We have a zero-tolerance approach towards bribery and corruption.

We implement a risk-based approach in identifying any risks of Bribery and we reserve the right not to conduct business with any party that does not make similar commitments.

6. Disclaimer

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on this website, no responsibility can be taken by Pett Franklin for the consequences of any action or omission in reliance upon any statement made herein.

We are not responsible for, nor do we endorse the content of any third party website, and we accept no liability in connection with any such website. Advice should always be sought from us, or from any other suitably qualified and experienced professional practitioner, before taking any steps in response to anything on this website.

7. Limitation of liability

Please note that Pett Franklin ("the Firm") must necessarily decline to act for, advise or enter into any engagement or solicitor/client relationship of any kind with any company, organisation or other person unless such person first agrees and accepts that the liability of the Firm, and of any member or employee or consultant of the Firm in relation to any advice given or work undertaken for the client is limited to an aggregate amount not in any event exceeding £3 million.

8. Copyright Notice

The contents of these pages are © Pett Franklin 2017.

You may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal use. You may also copy materials on this site to third parties for non-commercial purposes, provided the third party has agreed to the terms of our Legal Notices, and you also acknowledge this website as the source of the material.

No commercial use is permitted without our prior written consent.

9. Complaints

We will always treat feedback or complaints seriously. If you have any feedback or a complaint about us or our services (including our fees) please contact Stephen Woodhouse or William Franklin either by email at or by calling 0121 348 7878 and we will initiate our Client Complaints Procedure (a copy of which can be sent to you on request).

If we are unable to resolve a problem between us, you may contact the Legal Ombudsman using the following details:

Legal Ombudsman
PO Box 6806

Tel: 0300 555 0333


There is a time limit for referral of complaints to the Legal Ombudsman of, ordinarily, six months from our final response to your complaints and one year from when you realised there was a concern.

See for further information.

If your complaint is about our fees, you may also apply to the court for an assessment of the bill under Part III of the Solicitors' Act 1974. If all or part of a bill remains unpaid, we may be entitled to charge interest.

10. Professional indemnity insurance

Pett Franklin maintains professional indemnity insurance cover for our professional services in the UK. Our insurer is Axis Specialty Europe SE of 4th Floor, Plantation Place South, 60 Great Tower Street, London, EC3R 4AZ, United Kingdom.

11. Value Added Tax

Pett Franklin is registered for Value Added Tax (VAT), our registered number is GB 975 5574 66.

Pett, Franklin & Co. LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales (registered number: OC354096) and an alternative business structure ("ABS") authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (No. 534342).

The word 'partner', used in relation to this LLP, refers to a member of the LLP. A list of the members of this LLP is displayed at the registered office of the LLP: Victoria House, 116 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 3BD.

No contract can be concluded with Pett, Franklin & Co. LLP nor service effected by email.

(C) Copyright 2017 Pett Franklin & Co. LLP. All rights reserved.

The contents of this article are for the purposes of general awareness only. They do not purport to constitute legal or professional advice. The law may have changed since this page was first published. Readers should not act on the basis of the information included and should take appropriate professional advice upon their own particular circumstances.