Legal & Regulatory

Our Legal and Regulatory obligations are at the heart of our values. The best way to maintain those is to conduct our business according to the highest standards of integrity.

Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP – better known as Bates Wells – is a limited liability partnership.

We’re registered in England and Wales (OC325522), with our registered office and principal place of business at 10 Queen Street Place, London, EC4R 1BE.

Our UK Value Added Tax registration number is GB244270186.

Bates Wells is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (465497) and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (466148). Bates Wells is also registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (Z8685363).

We use the word 'partner' to refer to a member of Bates Wells, or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications. A full list of partners is available on this website and at our office.

Our Professional Indemnity Insurance Broker is Lockton Companies International Limited. Their registered address is The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch London, EC3A 7AG. The territorial coverage is worldwide, subject to conditions and exclusions. Further information about our limit of liability can be found in our Terms & Conditions. Our Professional Indemnity Insurer is International Insurance Company of Hannover SE. Period of insurance: 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019