B Impact Report

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Bates Wells

Legal & Professional Services
Certified Since: August, 2015
Location: London, London, United Kingdom
Sector: Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

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Bates Wells Braithwaite is a full service London City law firm and the first law firm in the UK to certify as a B Corporation. As an alternative business structure the firm offers both market-leading legal advice and strategic and financial advisory services to its clients.

The firm works with innovative start-ups as well as established businesses and has advised thousands of high-profile individuals, charities and social enterprises since its inception in 1970. BWB is widely recognised as the leading charity and social enterprise law firm in the UK and is ranked in the top tier by the legal directories, Chambers and the Legal 500. The firm has a rapidly-expanding corporate and commercial practice, as well as other established specialist areas including employment, real estate and immigration law.

With over 200 staff and 33 partners, BWB is large enough to provide a complete range of commercial legal services, yet small enough to provide a personal service to each client. BWB has always measured its success within a wider context in which profit making is only a part of that success. Client relationships and how the firm treats its staff and impacts on the community and its environment are equally as important.

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