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

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    Our impact

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

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    The Bates Wells way

    We live by our principles. We strive to do the right thing and make a positive impact on our clients, our people and society.

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    Our values

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

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    Pro bono

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

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

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    Gender Pay Gap Report

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