The Reignite Academy is thrilled to be working with with Bates Wells; the first BCorp certified law firm in the UK.  We highly value their ethos of putting purpose on an equal footing with profits.  Their sectors include charity and not-for-profit, technology, public sector, education as well as a focus on social impact investing in their corporate department.  In 2022, The Reignite Academy candidate Evita Luypaert joined the firm as Senior Associate.

Bates Wells is quite unique as it is a “purpose-driven law firm” and the first UK law firm to be a B Corp, which means they consider the impact of their decisions on their people, clients, suppliers, community, and the environment. The firm sums up its mission with the following words: 

“We believe that actions speak louder than words. We strive to do the right thing as a business and to help our clients make a positive impact on their people and society.”

For further information, you can read their 2022 Impact Report here

Their offices are located in the heart of the City and the firm employs approximately 120 lawyers. 

Bates Wells has been at the forefront of cases to defend or bring positive change in society and defend those bringing about change.  Highlights include: winning worker status in the ground-breaking Uber Supreme Court case for an estimated 5.5 million workers in the gig economy, representing the former trustees of Kids Company in their successful challenge and the Official Receiver’s decision to attempt to disqualify them as directors following the charity’s unfortunate insolvency. 

The Reignite Academy is currently working with Bates Wells on their recruitment into Risk and Compliance, Commercial and the Banking and Finance departments.  We are delighted with their warm and open response to The Reignite candidates. 

If you are looking to Reignite your career with a firm that not only values social impact work but also their employees, then Bates Wells could be the perfect fit for you. 

Reignite Academy Summer Roadshow

We are excited to announce that the Reignite Academy will be on the road in May, offering you the chance to join us in person to explore ways to relaunch or pivot your legal career.

The Reignite Academy team will be joined by other women who have successfully returned to law after a career hiatus. They will share their stories, experience and advice.

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