Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) is pleased to confirm its appointment to the Wales Audit Office’s (WAO) legal services framework.
Following a competitive tender process that commenced in November 2014, BWB has been successfully appointed as primary supplier for both audit law and general business administration. The Framework is for four years, and commenced on 26 June 2015.
The WAO supports the Auditor General for Wales, the public sector watchdog for Wales, who is responsible for auditing the financial accounts of most public bodies in Wales.
BWB is recognised as one of the leading law firms working in the field of public sector audit. This comes from our comprehensive understanding of the corporate governance and legal issues faced by central, local government, NHS and other public bodies and the interface with their external auditors.
This appointment builds on BWB’s work for the National Audit Office, various auditor firms and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.
The majority of advice for the Wales Audit Office will be carried out by BWB’s Public & Regulatory team, led by Melanie Carter, one of the foremost experts in the UK on public sector audit law. Other advice will be provided by BWB’s Real Estate, Intellectual Property and Information Law teams.
Melanie Carter, Partner and Head of Public & Regulatory commented, “I am delighted to be working with the Wales Audit Office over the next few years and making a contribution to the excellent work that they do.”
Posted on 29/07/2015 in BWB NewsBack to Knowledge