Terms & Conditions

On 1st December 2018, Pitmans LLP merged with Bircham Dyson Bell LLP.
Previously, on 3rd July 2014, we joined with one of the South East’s most respected law firms, Pitmans LLP. We are looking forward to providing all of our valued clients with the opportunity to benefit from Pitmans’ comprehensive facilities and benefits, delivered to you by our local experts, who continue to be engaged and aligned to your local market.
As part of this change Pitmans LLP is now responsible for the secure holding of all deeds and documents formerly held by Lamport Bassitt on behalf of its existing and former clients. Pitmans complies with the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority. If you wish to request access to any these documents please email documentenquiries@sentiocosts.com or telephone 023 8083 1682 and a member of the team will be pleased to assist you.

About this site

Sentio Costs (“SENTIO”) is a specialist part of BDB Pitmans LLP (“BDB Pitmans”), a law firm with offices in Cambridge, London, Reading and Southampton. These pages contain general information only. Nothing in these pages constitutes legal advice. You should consult a suitably qualified lawyer on any specific legal problem or matter.
This website contains general information based on English law and, although we endeavour to ensure that the content is accurate and up to date, users should seek appropriate legal advice before taking or refraining from taking any action. The contents of this website site should not be construed as legal advice and Pitmans disclaim any and all liability in relation to its use.

BDB Pitmans makes no warranties, representations or undertakings about: any of the content of this website (including, without limitation, any as to the quality, accuracy, completeness or fitness for any particular purpose of such content); or any content of any other website referred to or accessed by hypertext link through this website (a “third party site”).

BDB Pitmans does not endorse or approve the content of any third party site, nor will BDB Pitmans have any liability in connection with any of them (including, but not limited to, liability arising out of any allegation that the content of any third party site infringes any law or the rights of any person or entity).

Copyright Notice

The contents of these pages are © BDB Pitmans 2018. You may download to a local hard disk and print extracts from this web site for any non-commercial purpose. You may also copy materials on this site to third parties provided that any such copy is accurate and not misleading, is provided free of charge, acknowledges BDB Pitmans as its source and prominently features both this limited right to copy and the http://www.sentiocosts.com/ web address.

You may provide a link (but not a framed link) to this website from any other business information or business service website, but not (save with our prior written agreement) in any way which creates the impression that we are associated with or have approved such other site. Apart from this, you may not reproduce or store any part of this website on any other website without our prior consent.

Privacy Policy
BDB Pitmans may collect certain information when you use our services and/or this website and we may collect additional information automatically about your visit to www.sentiocosts.com

The information we collect
The information collected may include:

  • your name and position;
  • your address (post and/or e-mail);
  • your gender and occupation;
  • your interests; and
  • other information relevant to client surveys and/or service offers.

How we use your information
The information collected via this Site and your use of the services may be processed so that BDB Pitmans may:
• send you information which it thinks may be of interest to you;
• provide information relating to you
• provide our contracted service providers, such as our public relations company, with information about our clients; and
• pass your details to accountants, consultants and other professionals, for the purpose of obtaining professional advice and complying with Pitmans’ contractual obligations; and
• share your information with affiliated companies (Pitmans Trustees Limited, Lamport Bassitt LLP and Congeries LLP) to enable them to contact you for marketing purposes. We will not pass any personal information collected through this Site to any third party for their use without the consent of the individual.
You can change how we use your information
If you provide your data on a form, you will have the opportunity to restrict the provision or use of your personal information by clicking (if you are completing the form electronically) or ticking (if you are completing a hard copy form) the box to indicate that you do not want your data to be used for marketing purposes. If you have previously not objected to BDB Pitmans using your personal information for marketing purposes, you can change your mind at any time by emailing dataprotectionofficer@bdbpitmans.com or in writing to:
The Data Protection Officer, BDB Pitmans LLP, 50 Broadway, London, SW1H 0BL


A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Non-personal information may be gathered during your visit to this Site and may be used for statistical research purposes or to collect other standard internet log information but the identity of website visitors will be protected at all times. We use cookies to identify you when you visit this web site and to aid and personalise your user experience of the Site.
Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Site, and the websites visited just before and just after our Site. As with any website operator, BDB Pitmans may analyse our website logs to improve the value of our Site. We may also use an external service to provide real-time reporting to us and our authorised agents of browser accesses to our Site. This reporting includes page views, unique views, unique visitors, repeat visitors, frequency of visits, and peak-volume traffic periods. We do not use this service to gather, request, record, require, collect or track any internet users’ personally identifiable information.
We may use Google analytics (or another provider of analytic tools from time to time). You can opt out of Google analytics cookies across all web sites by using a simple add-on from Google. This is available from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.”
Most browsers allow you to adjust your cookie settings. If you want to know how to adjust your cookie settings, please use the help menu on your browser. However, switching off cookies may restrict your use of our Site. To find out more about cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Access to your information
All your personal information shall be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”). Pitmans is the data controller of your Information for the purposes of the Act. Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you may request details of personal information that BDB Pitmans holds about you, on payment of a fee, by writing to our Data Protection Officer at the above address.
Please also contact our Data Protection Officer if you believe that any information BDB Pitmans holds about you is incorrect or incomplete. We will endeavour to correct our records accordingly as soon as possible.

Links to Third Party Websites
This Site may contain links enabling you to visit other websites which are outside of our control and your use of these websites is not governed by this Privacy Policy. If you visit another organisation’s website via such links, BDB Pitmans cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you may provide while visiting such website and the operators of other websites may collect information from you which will be used in accordance with their own privacy policy which may differ from ours.

We may transfer your personal information outside the European Economic Area (EEA) for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. By submitting your personal information, you are consenting to such transfer.
Changes to this Privacy Policy

We are constantly updating our Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy was last updated on 1st December 2018. Any requests for information about this Privacy Policy may be submitted by email or in writing to the Data Protection Officer at the addresses given above.

BDB Pitmans is committed to keeping the information which you provide to us secure.
Regulatory Information

BDB Pitmans LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (registered number: 0C320798). The term ‘partner’ used in relation to BDB Pitmans LLP, refers to a member of the LLP. The use of this term does not indicate that any relationship of partnership has arisen. A list of the members of BDB Pitmans LLP is available for inspection at the registered office at 50 Broadway, London, SW1H 0BL

BDB Pitmans LLP and those of our lawyers who are admitted as solicitors in England and Wales, are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (the independent regulatory body of the Law Society of England and Wales) under number 448617. You can access the professional Code of Conduct by which we are bound at www.sra.org.uk. Our Scottish qualified solicitors are regulated by the Law Society of Scotland.

BDB Pitmans LLP is registered for VAT purposes with VAT number GB 238 4216 66.