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.