Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) has been highly commended in this year’s Legal 500 rankings, with the directory concluding that BWB is a “21st century law firm with a very knowledgeable and flexible team that provides pragmatic advice”.
The Law Commission has published its much anticipated report on technical aspects of charity law including a fundamental review of the charity property law provisions and has proposed modernisation that will save the sector up to £2.8 million per annum.
Bates Wells Braithwaite has been appointed to the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) as a “one-stop-shop” provider across all legal services.
Our special focus on property matters for faith-based organisations starts with a look at the specific issues that these organisations face when planning to acquire property.
Last week’s Supreme Court decision in Newbigin (VO) v S J & J Monk is being heralded as some much needed good news for property developers.
The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 provides charities with additional powers to make social investments and clarifies the responsibilities of trustees when making such investments. Oliver Hunt outlines the provisions of the Act and its application in the real estate context.
Moving offices can be a stressful time, with most organisations ending one lease almost simultaneously with moving to new premises. Chinonso Denwigwe provides a useful checklist to consider when your lease is coming to an end.
In uncertain times it is hardly surprising that organisations may change their minds when they are already committed to buy or sell property. So what happens if for any reason a party decides not to go ahead?
In March of this year, the government undertook a review of the Homes and Communities Agency (“the HCA”). Following this review, the government has recommended that the social housing regulation function of the HCA should be taken on by a separate regulatory body.