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Parliamentary & Public Affairs

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded practice that covers all areas of election law, with a particular focus on advising non-profits. The team is heavily involved in non-party campaigning matters, but is well known for its work on behalf of the Green Party. Also has notable experience advising new political parties too. Campaigning expertise extends to providing advice on the full range of online and digital campaign issues. Also handles a range of electoral matters relating to trade union elections.

Strengths

One source says: "It is a forward-looking and progressive City firm with strong specialisms in election and education law."

Another interviewee responds: “Everyone on the team is professional, knowledgeable and goes out of their way to be helpful. They provided good advice which proved invaluable. The service was exemplary.” 

Work highlights

Supported the establishment of a new political party in 2020. The firm provided regulatory guidance and assisted with drafting the constitution and clearance searches.

Notable practitioners

Simon Steeden advises candidates, political parties and lobbyists on a variety of high-profile electoral matters. He is knowledgeable in regulatory issues related to financing campaigns.
"Simon is calm, straightforward and reliable."

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Overview

We’re one of the only UK firms to specialise in electoral law and give a holistic view of any political project.

Campaigning isn’t all waving placards and knocking on doors. It’s digital. It’s driven by Big Data. It’s constantly changing. It’s also heavily scrutinised.

We’ve advised on the biggest political issues of our time. Including Brexit, where we worked with Britain Stronger in Europe – the lead Remain campaign. Whatever your political objectives, we’re one of the few UK firms who can give charities, trade unions, political parties, local authorities and companies big picture advice.

We’re politically connected. We’re one of the best at what we do (so say the legal directories). And our breadth of services is hard to match.

For more information, visist https://bateswells.co.uk/services/politics-elections-and-campaigning/



Parliamentary & Public Affairs

Bates Wells

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Location

10 Queen Street Place

London

Greater London

UK

EC4R 1BE

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Parliamentary & Public Affairs: Electoral Law


Simon Steeden
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