Bates Wells makes up four new partners

Bates Wells today announces that it has promoted four of its Senior Associates to the firm’s partnership.


Four of our people have been made up as Partners, a move that brings Bates Wells’ partner headcount to 41 and ensures that our partnership is now 41% female.

As of 1 April the following will join our partnership:

  • Louise Harman, Partner (Charity & Social Enterprise)
  • Mathew Healey, Partner (Charity & Social Enterprise / Trade Marks)
  • Victoria Hordern, Partner (Data Privacy)
  • Victoria Schneider, Partner (Charity & Social Enterprise)

This announcement follows the release of our 2018 gender pay report, which sets out what we’re doing to close the firm’s pay gap and improve the level of diversity at Bates Wells.

These promotions demonstrate the growth in headcount we’ve experienced over the past year following as they do the arrival of Pennington Manches’ Professional Regulation team in January. This news also underlines how we strive to live up to our Purpose and Values, and how the principles of diversity and inclusion play a central role in the life of the firm.

Martin Bunch, Managing Partner, Bates Wells said:

“These promotions come at a time when we’re gearing up for what we believe will be another successful year for the firm. Most of all they show the breadth of talent that exists across our Charity & Social Enterprise team, and that our partnership is becoming more diverse year-on-year.

“We are committed to increasing diversity across our firm and, while our latest gender pay report shows we have more to do to close our gender pay gap, we are taking steps to address any outstanding issues.

“This news is a very positive and welcome development, and on behalf of everyone at Bates Wells I want to congratulate all of those who’ve been promoted.”

This information is necessarily of a general nature and doesn’t constitute legal advice. This is not a substitute for formal legal advice, given in the context of full information under an engagement with Bates Wells.

All content on this page is correct as of April 4, 2019.