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In November 2017, the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld the Employment Tribunal’s decision that the Claimants in this case, all of whom are current or former London-based Uber drivers, were “workers” and consequently entitled to basic protections such as national minimum wage and holiday pay. Uber’s appeal against this decision was heard in the Court of Appeal at the end of October 2018.
Bates Wells has been recognised across four categories in the shortlist for this year's Legal 500 Awards.
30 November 2018: Bates Wells has hired the entirety of Pennington Manches’ Professional Regulation team in a move that significantly boosts Bates Wells’ Public & Regulatory capabilities.
Bates Wells will now be able to advise a wider range of public sector bodies across a range of legal services from public and regulatory law, through to contracts, litigation, outsourcing, intellectual property and many other areas of law.
The Bates Wells Employment and Real Estate teams have been shortlisted in three categories at the 2018 LawWorks Awards.
The British Academy has today launched its Future of the Corporation report, which “identifies a need to re-think radically how business will meet 21st century environmental, social and economic demands, as well as the challenges of technological advances and globalisation.”
Independent legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers UK have released their newest editions, with some strong results for Bates Wells.
This year’s NatWest Women in Social Enterprise 100 (WISE100), which seeks to “recognise the most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise, impact investment and mission-driven business”, has now been launched.
At last night's WISE100 2018 event, attendees celebrated the 100 leading women in the fields of social enterprise and impact investment. Abbie Rumbold, partner in our Charities & Social Enterprise team, chaired this year's judging panel.
On 30 and 31 October London law firm, Bates Wells, will represent the lead Claimants in their landmark Court of Appeal (CoA) case against global transportation provider, Uber.
Lawrie Simanowitz, partner in the Bates Wells Charity & Social Enterprise team, has responded to a consultation launched by the Cairncross Review. The review is the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s (DCMS) investigation into how sustainable, high-quality journalism can be nurtured at a time when the media continues to face significant commercial challenges.
BWB Compliance has appointed Jacob Copeland to the role of Adviser in its growing team of financial regulation experts. In his new position Jacob will look to advise banks and building societies on the sector’s latest regulatory changes by drawing on previous roles at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and one of the sector’s most well-known challenger banks.
Bates Wells Braithwaite’s (BWB) Public & Regulatory (P&R) team has been shortlisted by the judges of this year’s Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards.
It has come to our attention that the name Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP is being used to request sums of money to be deposited into an unknown bank account to pursue litigation in the Spanish courts.
Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) has appointed Malcolm Headley as a partner in its Real Estate team.
Have you ever struggled to get your head around the forms of tax relief available when investing into charities and social enterprises? If so, we’ve produced a new guide which helps to demystify this often confusing subject.
We are pleased to announce that five BWB partners have been selected to appear in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame.
Bates Wells Braithwaite launches new Charity Hub - Social Business Trust first occupier to rent space >
Bates Wells Braithwaite’s (BWB) Charity Hub has now launched with its first tenant, the Social Business Trust, now set to move into the firm’s new space.
We are thrilled to announce our 2018 winners of the Stephen Lloyd Awards.
Bates Wells Braithwaite today announces the appointment of Sally Procopis as the firm’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO).