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”.
Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) successfully collaborated with Simmons & Simmons as one of its key sub-contractors when Simmons & Simmons won a place on the new Crown Commercial Services (CCS) panel for Finance & Complex legal services to central government and the public bodies. BWB will provide additional public and administrative law expertise.
The Terms of Reference into the Grenfell Inquiry were published yesterday to a mixed reaction. It is broader than expected in some senses in that it will look at the emergency and the Government/Council’s response to the disaster, but to the disappointment of others it will not look at the policy and politics surrounding social housing and the level of investment in recent years.
The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, previously referred to as the ‘Great Repeal Bill’ was introduced to Parliament last week. BWB's Melanie Carter, Emma Dowden-Teale and Alistair Williams discuss the main effects the Bill will have.
What does the unexpected election result mean for charities, businesses, campaigning organisations and others wishing to push forward their agenda, in the context of renewed concerns over the chilling impact of the Lobbying Act?
Bates Wells Braithwaite has been appointed to the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) as a “one-stop-shop” provider across all legal services.
On 27 April 2017, the much-awaited Technical and Further Education Act (“the Act”) received Royal Assent.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published a comprehensive report assessing the state of equality and human rights for disabled people in Britain.
The Care Quality Commission's future inspection plans will involve more unannounced visits and focused inspections, says CQC's chair >
The CQC's chair Peter Wyman recently announced that the regulator is planning to shift its approach to inspections of health and social care providers, noting that its inspectors gather more tangible findings during an unannounced inspection
Charities are having to get to grips with the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), one aspect of which has been the implications for beneficiaries abroad, where disclosure to the foreign tax authority may give rise to a risk to their human rights. An extremely successful initiative by the Association of Charitable Foundations, with BWB acting as their lawyers, has led to HMRC agreeing to put in place a mechanism to protect human rights.