About Us

We’re Bates Wells, a City firm with a difference.

We believe in making a positive impact, whether that’s achieving legislative and regulatory change around sustainability, or working on a landmark case with wide-ranging implications. We’re not afraid to challenge the status quo.

Our clients are diverse – from global household names, to public bodies, to start-ups. We’re also the firm of choice for thousands of charities and social enterprises.  

As a values-driven firm we show commitment to our clients, our people, the environment and society. We’re the first UK law firm with a B Corp certification.  

Who we are

  1. Our impact

    To us, making a positive impact is as important as profit

  2. Our values

    We’re a firm for people creating positive impact. Discover what our values mean for us.

  3. Pro bono

    Seeking pro bono advice? We may be able to help.

  4. International

    We’re a London firm with a global outlook. Learn more about our international relationships and client service.

  5. Gender Pay Gap Report

    Transparency matters. That’s why we’ve included information on the partner profit gap alongside details for the wider firm.