Who we are

Bates Wells

Bates Wells is a law firm with charities at its heart. We act for more of the top 3000 charities than any other firm and have the largest team of charity-specialised solicitors in the country, across the full range of legal services, from employment to immigration to dispute resolution and beyond. We are ranked in the top tier for charity law by independent legal directories Chambers UK and Legal 500. Chambers also recognises us in the top band for employment law for third sector organisations. We’re also the first UK law firm to certify as a B Corp, which means that making a positive impact on society, the environment and our people is central to what we do.

With decades of collective experience we are able to:

  • anticipate the common obstacles that can arise and help our clients navigate them;
  • identify our client’s key strategic goals and help them achieve them;
  • provide advice which is strategic, pragmatic and economical.

Particular support is provided by Paul Seath, Employment Department Partner, with regular employment law updates and Q&A sessions with members.

* New for 2023 * Bates Wells Skills Sessions

Paul will lead a series of business-as-usual HR topics, running every other month from March 2023 to March 2024 - a fantastic opportunity to focus on key practitioner skills from 10.30 to midday on the following dates:

  • 7th March
  • 16th May
  • 4th july
  • 5th september
  • 14th November
  • 9th January 2024
  • 5th March

Members can visit the Reports, Resources and Research section of our website for details/presentation files on recent sessions led by Bates Wells for members.