The King’s Speech: Labour Government’s Legislative Agenda for Employment Law

On 17 July 2024, in the King’s Speech, the newly elected Labour government set out its proposals for two new …
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Search and imaging orders: changes on the horizon

A new model form search and imaging order is expected to be introduced in the coming months. Experienced Supervising Solicitors …
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Landmark climate judgment: R (Finch on behalf of the Weald Action Group & Others) v. Surrey County Council (& Others)

A recent judgment by the Supreme Court has been hailed as groundbreaking by climate campaigners, fighting for recognition of the …
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Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 9 July

Our weekly round up of news and updates from across the sector Post-election 2024 As you’ve probably seen, Lisa Nandy …
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Watch again | Balancing responsibility & innovation – How can we develop and implement ethical AI? | 4 July

A recent explosion in innovation has meant AI has become more popular and powerful. AI and automated decision-making, especially in …
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Strategic litigation: driving change and positive impact – July 2024 roundup

Welcome to our strategic litigation roundup, a place for us to share information with you about key updates and insights …
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Purpose & Impact: your roundup

Welcome to your roundup – a monthly selection of news hand-picked to keep you up to date with what’s going …
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Navigating the tension: the dynamics of pre-election periods

In the pursuit of free and fair elections, the practise of observing a period of ‘pre-election sensitivity’ (previously known as …
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Webinar | Regenerative Fashion Futures – a Just Transition for the Fashion Industry | 12 September | 3pm-5pm

On 12 September, Bates Wells are proud to be supporting Fashion Declares in the launch of its report and film …
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Speaking up, speaking out! – Developing corporate advocacy strategy for purpose-driven businesses

In this pivotal global election year, many businesses may be considering the policies and regulations that a future government could …
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Investigations and disclosure of sensitive communications

Investigations often take place where there is an allegation of wrongdoing. They are a crucial process, enabling organisations to establish …
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Election campaigning: when the political is personal

“I don’t have to win”, Maurice Saatchi supposedly once said, “I just have to make you lose”. In political advertising, …
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