Bates Wells recognised in Times Best Law Firms survey

Bates Wells has been praised in The Times 2020 Best Law Firms survey – the national publication’s annual review of the legal sector’s top firms and individuals across a range of legal practice areas.

In a development welcomed by all of our practice groups, we are featured in three of the Best Law Firms survey’s key categories: Charities, Immigration and Administrative & Public Law. This news follows last year’s report, which also praised our Charities & Social Enterprise team.

Following the launch of our Purpose & Values project last year, we are also especially pleased to see that this year’s report states that we are a ‘force for public good’ in a way which is consistent with our history and ethos.

Our role in the Impact Economy space was also cited in this year’s research, with The Times’ researchers pointing to the emergence of our Impact Economy practice and its leaders Luke Fletcher and Louise Harman in their profile of Bates Wells.

Alongside our ‘Best for Charities’ rating the expertise of our Immigration team, and Philip Trott in particular, in the field of immigration law was mentioned. The Times team referred to Philip’s appointment to the global migration publications committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in their survey findings.

Would you like to read more of what The Times team wrote about us? You can read this year’s report (which can be found behind The Times paywall) here.


All content on this page is correct as of November 14, 2019.