Shortlisted for Public Sector Law Firm of the Year”

           Legal 500 Awards 2019 

Our strong and long-standing reputation in this area of law is recognised by both Chambers UK and Legal 500 directories, which rank us as leaders in Public & Regulatory law.

BWB's Public & Regulatory law team, headed by Melanie Carter, provides practical and strategic advice and representation for its clients.  We have extensive experience in a wide variety of public and regulatory law cases, acting for both regulators, charities/not-for-profit and private-sector organisations and individuals. Our experience on both sides of the fence makes us uniquely placed to offer effective advice to all our clients.

We are an exceptionally experienced team dedicated to our clients’ interests and are particularly proud to be rated as one of the best firms in the UK for our client service.

I have always found their service exemplary. I have never had cause to question their advice, they are always accessible, the advice is timely and always provided in a format to suit me. In short, they are customer focused, affable and professional."
Chambers UK

We aim to give all of our clients strategic and practical advice as well as assistance and representation on purely legal matters. We are approachable and will tailor our advice to your specific situation and your budget. 

Our Clients

We have a particular focus on work with:

  • Regulatory bodies, including industry self and co-regulatory bodies and professional regulatory and membership bodies
  • Central and Local government (including audit) and other public authorities
  • Educational establishments
  • NHS and care homes
  • Not-for-profit organisations/charities
  • Awarding bodies

We also act for businesses, campaigning groups and individuals who wish to challenge the decisions of public authorities or need advice in relation to any public law or regulatory issue.   

Our Services

In advising our clients, our work includes:

  • Judicial review
  • Procedural fairness and human rights issues
  • Regulatory and legislative drafting; including codes of conduct and dispute processes
  • Independent adjudications
  • Data Protection and Freedom of Information
  • Confidentiality, privacy and defamation
  • Tribunal, statutory appeals and inquiry work
  • Statutory interpretation
  • Procurement
  • Competition
  • Health and safety
  • Public rights of way
  • Education regulation, including of awarding bodies
  • Safeguarding


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Legal 500 Awards 2014

BWB is delighted to have been one of five nominees for a Legal 500 Award in the category Public Sector.


The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

You may be interested in the following event:

This will be the first Professional Regulation seminar since our Public and Regulatory team was joined by Nicole Curtis, Geoffrey Hudson, Katrina Wingfield and Neil Wilks; and we look forward to welcoming you to join our expanded team!

Wed 10 Jul 2019          BWB Events Read More and Book >

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