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On 9 February 2015, Bates Wells Braithwaite will move offices to 10 Queen Street Place, London EC4, on the north side of Southwark Bridge, overlooking the river Thames.
BWB are pleased to announce that twelve of our solicitors have been included in the inaugural ratings list London Super Lawyers 2014. This new publication, published by Thompson Reuters, is a peer-influenced rating service of solicitors recognising those who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
To honour the memory of the inspirational lawyer Stephen Lloyd, who died earlier this year, BWB Charitable Incorporated Organisation, together with friends and admirers of Stephen, has announced a memorial award to be launched in 2015.
BWB was out in force on Wednesday night to support the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2014.
Stephanie Biden, Partner at BWB, has been appointed as specialist adviser to the joint committee that is undertaking pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Protection of Charities Bill.
Rupert Earle of Bates Wells Braithwaite acted for the Independent Reviewer of the Advertising Standards Authority Adjudications, and for the Advertising Standards Authority, in their successful defence of a legal challenge by Sainsbury’s.
BWB, which acts on behalf of the world renowned Warburg Institute, has welcomed a ruling by the High Court that the Institute’s sole trustee, the University of London, is obliged to house and preserve its library of 350,000 books, provide funding for its running costs, and maintain the Institute as an “independent unit”.
As Chambers UK releases the 2015 edition of its legal directory, BWB is proud to have been ranked across 15 practice areas.
To the benefit and relief of scholars worldwide, the High Court has rejected the University of London’s claims that all additions to the Warburg Institute since 1944 belong to the university, and instead agreed that they form part of the Warburg Institute.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has today rejected an Employment Tribunal’s judgment that actors engaged under a profit sharing arrangement are “workers” and therefore entitled to the minimum wage.
Tributes and messages have been pouring in for Stephen Lloyd, much loved and respected former Senior Partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite, who has died following a boating accident on holiday in Wales last week.
BWB's Public and Regulatory and Charity and Social Enterprise teams have made some practical suggestions to the Electoral Commission on the new guidance.
BWB's Simon Steeden calls for more clarity in spite of Electoral Commission’s guidance - Civil Society >
Since the publication of 292 pages of guidance on the Transparency of Lobbying, Non Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014, next to many charities, voluntary organisations, BWB has also openly raised its concerns that unclarity around the act remains.
BWB acted for the Ramblers in this significant success story. The Isle of Wight is to be added to the footpath being created around the length of England’s coast, following a change of Government policy.
Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) today welcomes a decision that establishes the Human Dignity Trust’s activities to protect the human rights of LGBTI people around the world as for the public benefit.
Alistair Williams celebrates success in the High Court for charity The Ramblers, who were representing the rights of their walkers in a dispute over rights of way.
BWB has advised RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) as part of a three-way arrangement resulting in the reorganisation with its associate charity, Action for Blind People. BWB had previously advised RNIB on its association with Action for Blind People.
Golden Lane Housing, which is an arm of Mencap, the disability charity, has launched the first charity bond to be listed on the Stock Exchange through a new service., thanks to the work of BWB's Philippa Garland and Simon Steeden.
Enforcement action is being taken against 3 universities and 57 higher education providers for invalid and 'questionable' test results in certain English language test centres in the UK.
BWB has advised on the establishment of the Brighton Open Market Community Interest Company (CIC) and the redevelopment for them of the Brighton Open Market in London Road, Brighton.