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Bates, Wells & Braithwaite Solicitors

2-6 Cannon Street

Tel: 020 7551 7777
Fax: 020 7551 7800


BWB is a commercial law firm servicing a wide range of commercial, statutory, charity and social enterprises (and their owners and managers). We are recognised in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK in numerous areas including public and regulatory law, charity and social enterprise, company commercial, employment, litigation and the public sector.

Our team are leaders in their field. We understand that public and regulatory bodies can only act within their statutory powers and are subject to the overall requirements of fairness and reasonableness. We work with our clients in the formulation, implementation and defence of their policies. We will then act in the vigorous defence of any decisions that they take. Our aim is to help develop sound decision-making procedures to avoid challenge. If challenge is unavoidable, our team includes some exceptional litigators.

We act for a broad range of public sector and regulatory bodies, including professional regulatory bodies, central and local government, non-departmental bodies, educational institutions, external auditors to public authorities and many other types of public bodies. We have a wealth of experience advising and acting for private sector entities (companies, the media etc.) and for individuals wishing to challenge the decisions of public and regulatory bodies, or in the defence of proceedings against them.

Our Senior Partner devised the ‘Community Interest Company” and we regularly advise public policy makers on the use of innovative Social Enterprise models.

With 185 staff, solicitors and partners, we are large enough to provide a complete range of commercial services but small enough to provide a personal service to every client.

For further information, please contact:

Melanie Carter

Head of Public and Regulatory Law / 0207 551 7610


Selman Ansari

LLP Partner / 0207 551 7784

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