Bates Wells believes in making a positive impact, whether that’s achieving legislative and regulatory change or working on landmark cases with wide-ranging implications. We’re not afraid to challenge the status quo.
Our clients are diverse – from global household names, to public bodies, to start-ups. We’re also the firm of choice for thousands of charities and social enterprises.
As a values-driven firm we show commitment to our clients, our people, the environment and society. We were the first UK law firm to achieve B Corp certification.
Bates Wells was founded in 1970 by Andrew Phillips (Lord Phillips of Sudbury) and is based in London. The firm is a co-founder of Parlex.