Bates Wells reaches new heights in Legal 500 2020

Independent legal directory Legal 500 has released its 2020 rankings, with Bates Wells recognised across 20 practice areas. Bates Wells has been ranked in the top tier for six areas, including charities and not-for-profits; schools; electoral law; and both immigration: business and immigration: human rights, appeals and overstay. Our professional discipline team was moved into their top tier for the first time, following this year’s recruitment of several new specialists, led by Nicole Curtis.

In a notable year for our Corporate and Commercial practice, the team moved from tier 6 into tier 5 for commercial contracts, while head of team Mark Tasker was recognised as a Leading Individual for Corporate M&A. Associate Anna Przewoznik and senior associate Matthew Gearing were also recognised for the first time in commercial contracts and corporate M&A respectively.

Anna and Matthew were not the only non-partners to be ranked for the first time. Across the firm, eight solicitors were newly recognised in a variety of practice areas, including Aisha Choudhry, Alex de Jongh, Jean Tsang, Louise Rea, Matthew James and Megan Read.

Our charity team saw four additional partners added to the eleven who had been recommended in last year’s guide – well done to Stephanie Biden, Victoria Schneider, Louise Harman and Mathew Healey.

Mathew was also recognised as a Next Generation Partner for brand management, along with Emma Dowden-Teale (professional discipline) and Erica Crump (charities). Claire Whittle, Katie Dilger, Lucy Rhodes and Neil Wilks have been newly declared Rising Stars.

For the full Bates Wells rankings, click here.


All content on this page is correct as of October 2, 2019.