Politics, Elections & Campaigning

We’re one of the only UK firms to specialise in electoral law and give a holistic view of any political project.

Campaigning isn’t all waving placards and knocking on doors. It’s digital. It’s driven by Big Data. It’s constantly changing. It’s also heavily scrutinised.

We’ve advised on the biggest political issues of our time. Including Brexit, where we worked with Britain Stronger in Europe – the lead Remain campaign. Whatever your political objectives, we’re one of the few UK firms who can give charities, trade unions, political parties, local authorities and companies big picture advice.

We’re politically connected. We’re one of the best at what we do (so says the Legal 500). And our breadth of services is hard to match.

How we help

We advise on almost every legal issue affecting political organisations and campaigning charities. That includes local and national campaigning legislation, campaign finance, donations, and lobbying. We make sure your campaign content makes its mark, without getting you into legal hot water with defamation, advertising or election law.

We can support you with related issues too, such as data protection and dispute resolution. And we help campaigning charities navigate legal issues and regulations specifically affecting them.

It helps that we know the regulatory landscape inside out. We work with relevant regulators, including the Charity Commission, the Electoral Commission and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) amongst others to make sure your political work and campaigning always stands up to scrutiny.

Politics, Elections & Campaigning

  • They're thorough, friendly, well informed and reliable

    Chambers 2021

  • They not only understand the law but also the policy and strategic issues faced by public institutions and charities

    Chambers 2021

  • We know we will get expert legal advice quickly and at a reasonable price

    Chambers 2020

  • Bates Wells is considered a 'go-to' firm for electoral and campaigning laws

    Legal 500 2020

  • They were thorough and responsive. It was a pleasure to work with them

    Chambers 2020