Bates Wells

With the largest team in the UK focused entirely on working with charity, social enterprise and not for profit organisations, Bates Wells are regarded as the leading law firm in this field and described as the “Rolls Royce of Charity law firms” by the leading guide to the legal profession – Chambers UK.

Their clients range from household names to innovative start-ups and from international networks to local community groups. They have led a number of groundbreaking legal reforms and lecture widely. They also contribute to books and publications and have extensive personal involvement as trustees and directors.

Bates Wells have a cross-departmental team of solicitors and consultants from the firm’s Charity & Social Enterprise Department, Dispute Resolution Department and Property Department who specialise in advising charities on legacies. The team acts for a wide range of international, national and local charities in relation to non-contentious and contentious legacy work, as well as for individuals seeking advice or assistance.

From advising on legacy fundraising and day-to-day probate queries, to helping you deal with difficult legacies, challenges to the validity of wills, and family provision claims, the team is able to provide a full legacy-related advice service.

Bates Wells are committed to providing commercial but practical advice, taking into account all relevant matters including financial pressures and reputational issues.

Contact details

Bates Wells LLP
10 Queen Street Place, London, EC4R 1BE
Tel: 020 7551 7777
Fax: 020 7551 7800