Legal Information

ODT Professional Limited trading as ODT Solicitors is a limited company registered in England and Wales with registered number 08876525 and with its registered office at 19 New Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1UF.

Our VAT registration number is 118286995.

ODT Solicitors is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 614565.

A list of members is available for inspection at the registered office.

If you instruct the firm, it will accept your instructions subject to its Terms of Business

This firm, and its solicitors, are subject to rules and principles of professional conduct, details of which can be found on the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s website.

The term ‘Partner’ is used to refer to a director of ODT Professional Limited or any senior employee with equivalent professional qualifications.

No reference on this website to a ‘partner’ is to imply that any person is carrying on business with others in partnership for the purposes of the Partnership Act 1890.


If you are unhappy about any aspect of the service you have received, or about any invoice you have received, we will provide a copy of our complaints procedure on request. You should then contact in writing or by telephone, with details of your complaint, either:

(a) the person within this firm dealing with your matter; or

(b) if you would prefer, or if it would be more appropriate, either Mr Lawrence Gibbons or Mr Paul Barnes.

We will investigate the matter promptly and thoroughly and provide a written response. If you are still unhappy, we will refer the matter to a further partner of the firm, who will review the handling of your complaint and report back to you in writing.

If for any reason we are unable to resolve any problem between us you may be entitled to complain to the Legal Ombudsman who can be contacted at PO Box 6806 Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ or by e-mail or by telephone on 0300 555 0333.  The Ombudsman will usually expect you to allow us at least 8 weeks to resolve the matter. The time limit for referral of complaints to the Ombudsman is 6 months from the date of your last contact with us. See their website for further information about the timeframe and eligibility for the Ombudsman service. If your complaint concerns an invoice you may also apply to the court for an assessment under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974.

Compulsory Professional Indemnity Insurance

In accordance with the disclosure requirements of the Provision of Services Regulations 2009, details of this firm’s compulsory professional indemnity insurance are available on request. For further information about compulsory professional indemnity insurance please email Paul Barnes or call him on 01273 710712.

Your Use of this Site

Other people’s rights. You must not use this site to transmit or upload or otherwise publish:

any material that is defamatory, abusive, obscene, of a harassing nature or in any other way offensive; or
material that infringes anyone else’s copyright or other intellectual property rights, or that infringes any right of privacy, confidentiality or legal privilege; or
material containing viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.

Links to our site

If you create a link to this site please make it clear that ODT Solicitors are the source of the information by including an acknowledgement near to, or in, the link. Please would you also notify us about the link. You should ensure that we are not brought into disrepute by the creation of the link. In such cases, we will request the link’s removal (and, if necessary, may bring legal proceedings to seek its removal). Please note that we may move pages on this site or change their address without prior notice.

Accuracy of content

We take reasonable care to ensure that information appearing on this site is accurate and up-to-date. However, errors and omissions do occur, and you should not take the accuracy of the information for granted, but should check directly with us using the contact details provided on this site. The material on this site does not constitute legal advice and is not intended to replace legal advice. Please do not act in reliance on any information on this site without taking appropriate, specialised legal advice. We therefore disclaim all liability for your use of the information on this site.

No retainer

This site is intended only to provide you with information concerning our services. Use of this site or contacting us via this site do not imply or give rise to a solicitor/client relationship, retainer or other contractual relationship between us and you. We reserve the right to decline instructions at our absolute discretion.

All work carried out for our clients is subject to our standard terms of business, a copy of which is provided to all new clients.

Links to third party sites

Any links to third party websites are provided to you only as a convenience. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of that website, and we are not liable for the content of any site to which we link.

Data protection

Please see our privacy policy for details of how we use information we hold about you.

Investments and other financial services

ODT Solicitors is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. As members of the Law Society, we can provide limited investment services if they are an incidental part of the professional services we have been engaged to provide.