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Bates Wells Braithwaite

Bates Wells Braithwaite is a full service commercial law firm with a particular focus on not-for-profits and the public sector. The leading directory of lawyers, Chambers UK, describes us as “a unique firm” due to our combination of skills which cross the disciplines of commercial and social enterprise law. Our clients benefit from our ability to use practical commercial models but with a deep understanding of the different approaches and values of charities, social enterprises and public bodies. We have specialised expertise in areas such as education, safeguarding and employment law.

We have advised a number of music services on successfully spinning out of local authorities as well as advising music services more generally on their legal needs in areas such as governance, employment issues, property arrangements and contractual arrangements. We work closely with a range of consultants who can provide advice on other aspects such as business planning, financial modelling, marketing and communications. Your key contacts are Erica Crump ( and Augustus Della-Porta (

10 Queen St Place
London Ec4R 1BE
United Kingdom