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About Bates Wells

Positive people. Positive impact.

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Making a profit is core to all businesses but our goal is to combine this with a real social purpose. Our values are pivotal to us, they shape our decisions and the way we live and work.

We focus on positive social impact as much as we focus on being a successful law firm. Our top tier legal advice is coupled with a real desire to drive change and we were the first UK law firm with B Corp certification, awarded to businesses that balance purpose and profit.

Today, our clients are diverse – from corporate household names, to public bodies, to start ups. We’re also the firm of choice for thousands of charities and social enterprises. We continue to lead the market we helped to shape.

Bates Wells challenges what is possible in legal expertise delivery.

We will normally have at least 2 interviews – to test your skills and competencies to work with us and to see if your values align with ours. We are currently working from home and so interviews are mostly taking place via Microsoft Teams.

To review our training contract process please take a look at the website, which is a slightly different process to lateral recruitment.

Culture and Values

We’re Bates Wells, a City firm with a difference.

We believe in making a positive impact, whether that’s achieving legislative and regulatory change around sustainability, or working on a landmark case 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’re the first UK law firm with a B Corp certification.

Equality and Diversity

We live by our principles.

At Bates Wells, we’re not the average law firm. We believe that actions speak louder than words. We strive to do the right thing and make a positive impact on our clients, our people and society.

Please visit our website to learn more about the Bates Wells way, specifically in relation to diversity and inclusion.

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Facts and figures
  • Number of employees: 51 to 250
Industry sectors
  • Law