Outstandingly good in everything”

           Legal 500 2015

Our strong and long-standing reputation in this area of law is recognised by both Chambers UK and Legal 500 directories, which rank us as leaders in Public & Regulatory law.

BWB's Public & Regulatory law team, headed by Melanie Carter, provides practical and strategic advice and representation for its clients.  We have extensive experience in a wide variety of public and regulatory law cases, acting for both regulators, charities/not-for-profit and private-sector organisations and individuals. Our experience on both sides of the fence makes us uniquely placed to offer effective advice to all our clients.

We are an exceptionally experienced team dedicated to our clients’ interests and are particularly proud to be rated as one of the best firms in the UK for our client service.

The quality of service is absolutely brilliant”

           Chambers UK 2012

We aim to give all of our clients strategic and practical advice as well as assistance and representation on purely legal matters. We are approachable and will tailor our advice to your specific situation and your budget. 

Our Clients

We have a particular focus on work with:

  • Regulatory bodies, including industry self and co-regulatory bodies and professional regulatory and membership bodies
  • Central and Local government (including audit) and other public authorities
  • Educational establishments
  • NHS and care homes
  • Not-for-profit organisations/charities

We also act for businesses, campaigning groups and individuals who wish to challenge the decisions of public authorities or need advice in relation to any public law or regulatory issue.   

Our Services

In advising our clients, our work includes:

  • Judicial review
  • Procedural fairness and human rights issues
  • Regulatory and legislative drafting; including codes of conduct and dispute processes
  • Independent adjudications
  • Data Protection and Freedom of Information
  • Confidentiality, privacy and defamation
  • Tribunal, statutory appeals and inquiry work
  • Statutory interpretation
  • Procurement
  • Competition
  • Health and safety
  • Public rights of way
  • Education regulation, including of awarding bodies


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Legal 500 Awards 2014

BWB is delighted to have been one of five nominees for a Legal 500 Award in the category Public Sector.


The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

You may be interested in the following event:

BWB will be hosting the next full-day training event for NDPB Lawyers' Group members and affliliates. Topics to be covered include procurement and employment law updates, a discussion on how to get your voice heard in government and hear from a range of speakers, including BWB's Melanie Carter and Selman Ansari.

Thu 28 Jan 2016          BWB Events Read More and Book >