Legal & Regulatory Notices

'Gibson & Co.' is the trading name of Gibson & Co. Solicitors Ltd. Gibson & Co. Solicitors Ltd is a limited liability company registered in England and Wales with registered number 7731387. Its registered office is at 77-87 West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 6PR.

Gibson & Co. Solicitors Ltd is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with SRA reference number 563464. A copy of the SRA’s rules can be found here. The firm is registered for VAT purposes with VAT registration number 176 7672 17.

Gibson & Co. Solicitors Ltd is covered by professional indemnity insurance provided by QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited, c/o Aon Claims Solutions, 8 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4PL.  The territorial limits and jurisdiction are worldwide.

The directors of Gibson & Co. Solicitors Ltd are: AG Gibson, DSC Gibson, MJ Macgregor, TJ Gibson, JP Gibson, DL Bawn, M Reed and AHR Chrisp.

Limited liability companies have “directors” not partners. However, it is common for senior members of law firms to refer to themselves as “partners”, and for that reason this wording has been retained for our website, correspondence, and other marketing material. The word “partner” therefore refers to a shareholder or director of the firm, and should not be taken to indicate that the directors of Gibson & Co. Solicitors Ltd are carrying on business in partnership for the purposes of the Partnership Act 1890. Any business conducted with the firm is with Gibson & Co. Solicitors Ltd only and not any one person individually.

We do not accept service by fax or email.

Complaints

We want to provide the highest quality service to our clients. If you have been dissatisfied with any aspect of the service provided, we ask that in the first instance, you contact the partner or fee earner responsible for your matter. If you are still dissatisfied, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in our Hexham office for a copy of our complaints procedure. If for any reason we are unable to resolve a problem between us and a client, our client may utilise the complaints and redress scheme operated by the Legal Ombudsman. There are time limits for making complaints to the Legal Ombudsman, for further details, visit their website.

Investment Advice

The provision of our legal services may relate to investments (including insurance contracts). We are not authorised by the UK Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulation Authority of England. 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 the SRA. The Register can be accessed via the Financial Conduct Authority website.

Interest Policy

It is our policy to account to our clients for interest on a fair and reasonable basis. In particular:

  • Client monies will be deposited in a general client account (in which amounts for different clients are pooled) unless otherwise instruced (see below).
  • Client monies will be held in an instant access account in order to facilitate transactions unless otherwise instructed. Interest will normally be calculated at a rate equivalent to that available to Gibson & Co. at the time the client monies are held had the client monies been deposited in a separate instant access account.
  • If the total amount of interest calculated over the course of a transaction is less than £20.00 no payment of interest will be paid.
  • It is unlikely that a client will receive as much interest as might have been obtained had the funds been invested by the client itself.


Instructions to place client money on a term deposit


If specific instructions are received from a client to place client monies on a term deposit, a separate designated account will be created. In respect of any client monies held in a separate designated account, all interest earned on that deposit will be paid to the client in full.

Other Notices

Before 1 October 2011, Gibson & Co. was a partnership constituted under the laws of England and Wales. Some documents on this website were produced before 1 October 2011. Nothing in these documents is to be taken to indicate that Gibson & Co. Solicitors Ltd is a partnership.

On 1 October 2011, the Gibson & Co. partnership transferred all of its business to Gibson & Co. Solicitors Ltd. The Gibson & Co. partnership remains responsible for all advice and services to clients before 1 October 2011. Responsibility for advice and services provided on or after 1 October 2011 in connection with existing and new matters has become that of Gibson & Co. Solicitors Ltd.

From 1 October 2011, Gibson & Co. Solicitors Ltd accepts and assumes any rights and obligations of the Gibson & Co. partnership under all continuing agreements between clients and the partnership. Accordingly on 1 October 2011, files and confidential information concerning client matters were transferred to Gibson & Co. Solicitors Ltd. Any client which continues to deal with Gibson & Co. Solicitors Ltd on or after 1 October 2011 will be deemed to have agreed to the actions set out in this paragraph.

Gibson & Co. Solicitors Ltd will control and be responsible for information held about you and will use that information to continue to operate and conduct the practice. For further information about how we use your personal information, including your right to access and correct that information, please contact us.