Bates Wells

Media & Entertainment Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for Renowned advertising regulatory practice, acting for the ASA and other UK regulatory bodies. Also provides commercial advice and litigation services to charities, cultural organisations and global brand owners. Extensive knowledge of prize draws and promotions, database issues and direct marketing.

Strengths Clients regard Bates Wells as "a very efficient and adaptable firm."

Another says:"I feel that they are really working in our best interests. They give us a rounded view of what the options are and how to navigate certain things."

Notable practitioners


Rupert Earle
leads the firm's media litigation department. He is litigator of choice to the ASA, and also frequently advises its sister body, the Committee of Advertising Practice, on policy, regulatory and compliance matters.
"He's an amazing lawyer who is doing really important work. An expert in his field and a statesman." "He is respected and very knowledgeable about traditional advertising compliance."