Talking governance: holding difficult conversations

Good and professional behaviour is critical to board effectiveness. Governance expert Tesse Akpeki gives guidance on how to hold difficult …
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Talking governance: values-driven leadership

Values-driven leadership can maximise the potential of an entire organisation. Governance expert Tesse Akpeki elaborates on the advantages of a …
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How B Corp status might revolutionise football

Following the government’s welcome announcement on 25 April that it would seek to implement the recommendations of the Crouch Review …
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The new Subsidy Control Act – your FAQs answered

Lindsay Draffan and Suhan Rajkumar are here to untangle the new Subsidy Control Act and explain what it could mean …
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Fundraising Regulator – new self-reporting regime

At its annual meeting, in March 2022 the Fundraising Regulator launched a new self-reporting tool, which will allow organisations to …
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Impact Focus: A purpose-driven approach to managing workforce disputes and supporting harmonious culture

Bates Wells convenes a regular Impact Counsels’ Forum for senior counsel working within impact investors, B Corps, and other purpose-driven …
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Resources and guides for B Corps

We’ve been instrumental in the establishment of B Corporations in the UK and invite you to tap into our experience …
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Butler-Sloss v Charity Commission: understanding trustee investment duties and powers in the new landscape

In his judgment in Butler-Sloss & Ors v The Charity Commission for England and Wales & Anor [2022] EWHC 974 …
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Understanding the Purpose & Impact landscape: The Impact Economy Policy Mapping Initiative

In 2020, an initiative began to trial a new approach to understanding what policy activity is happening across the ‘Impact …
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Subsidy Control Act receives Royal Assent: key points to note

The Subsidy Control Act (the UK’s domestic equivalent of the EU state aid regime following Brexit) has received Royal Assent.  …
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Managing investigations: a guide for charities

Investigations and inquiries are a difficult fact of life for charities, social enterprisesand other public interest organisations. What are the …
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3 Key Changes to UK immigration law that employers need to know from April 2022

In the past month, we’ve seen some significant changes to UK immigration law, including changes to the Immigration Rules which …
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