Legal advice for certifying as a B Corp – fixed fees

As the first UK law firm to certify as a B Corp, we’ve not only been through the process ourselves, we’re also regularly advising businesses on how to certify and what it really means in practice.

Impact Businesses, Impact Economy
Key themes
B Corp

We designed the legal requirements for UK B Corps and, as a B Corp, we understand what it means from the inside. So we are uniquely placed to advise on the legal process and its implications.

For an agreed fixed fee we will draft or update your Articles of Association to meet the legal requirements for B Corps in the UK and file these at Companies House.

Business sizeAnnual turnover
(most recent year)
Fixed fee (exc. VAT)
Small£0 – £2,999,999£750
Medium£3,000,000 – £9,999,999£1,250
Large or listed £10,000,000 +Large or listed companies tend to have particular needs, so we agree fees on a case by case basis.

For an additional fee from £950 (exc. VAT) we are able to advise you on what the directors’ enhanced duties involve, so that your board is briefed and confident about what is required.

BIA ‘healthcheck”

We use our B Corp values and 6 years of experience within the community to help companies increase their impact by carrying out a review of their B Impact Assessment (BIA). The review offers practical advice as well as suggestions from our governance, commercial contracts, real estate, employment and operations teams, which we would expect to improve a company’s BIA score. We offer this as a free resource to clients.

We also provide tailored and bespoke advice to meet your specific business requirements. And we are happy to be flexible on your payments, if that helps.

Plus we have regular briefings and updates on all things B Corp, so we are well placed to keep you up to speed on what you need to know.

If you would like to discuss your requirements please don’t hesitate to get in touch at:

[email protected]

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 July 5, 2021.