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It is with shock and deep sadness that we report the death of Stephen Lloyd, our colleague, friend and inspirational former senior partner, who gave so much to the charity and social enterprise sector. Stephen died on Wednesday 20th August in a boating accident on holiday in Wales. Our thoughts are with Lorna and their four sons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A report released today shows that access to finance is an ongoing challenge for social enterprises, and subsequently a barrier to the growth of the UK social investment market.
BWB is proud to have become one of the City's first alternative business structures.
BWB has contributed to a new myth-busting longevity report says preconceptions held by some public sector commissioners and investors about social ventures are wrong.
Melanie Carter has been instructed to draft an amended Recall Bill, which would provide for constituents to vote for their MP to be recalled and for this to trigger a bye-election.
Philip Trott was the key note speaker at the University of Bristol Alumni event entitled “Breaking Borders: Law and Immigration Forum - is immigration good for business”.
BWB is delighted to announce the promotion of Simon Steeden to partner in our industry-leading charity and social enterprise department.
Bates Wells Braithwaite announces that Jim Clifford, a leading force in social finance, has joined the firm with two of his team.
BWB has obtained a ‘rare’ injunction preventing indefinite strike action by teaching staff at Lambeth College at a crucial time for students
BWB's Rupert Earle acted for Dominic Kennedy, a journalist with The Times to seek to obtain information from the Charity Commission underlying its three enquiries into the Mariam Appeal founded by George Galloway MP.
BWB has acted for Beaumont Cornish on the readmission of Top Level Domain Holdings as an operating company with a material trading activity, to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange plc, with a market capitalisation of £137 million.