The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is considering the question of introducing mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse in England and Wales.
Challenging local authority budgets in the face of cuts – R. (on the application of Hollow) v Surrey CC >
This case concerned an unsuccessful claim against a Local Authority’s projected budget cuts to the provision for schools and special educational needs and disabilities (SSEND).
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.
When is a private body treated like a public body in the courts? KPMG not subject to a public law challenge for its role in a Barclays compensation scheme >
The Court of Appeal has recently upheld a High Court decision that KPMG should not be subject to public law challenge in relation to its role in a Barclays compensation scheme. The judgment provides important guidance on when private organisations may be susceptible to public law challenge.
Work is now well underway on the DfID-funded project on Governance and Reporting, in connection with the work of Working Group 4: Complaints and Reporting, which was set up following the DfID Summit on Safeguarding in INGOs in the Spring.
Bates Wells Braithwaite’s (BWB) Public & Regulatory (P&R) team has been shortlisted by the judges of this year’s Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards.
Melanie Carter, Partner and Head of Public & Regulatory, and Claire Whittle, Senior Associate, have written for the Law Society Gazette on a recent ruling by the Supreme Court focusing on the concepts of equal treatment and unfairness in judicial reviews.
Bates Wells Braithwaite’s (BWB) Public & Regulatory team have contributed an article on trustees’ safeguarding obligations to the latest issue of Governance & Leadership.
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.