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A leading name for non-party campaigning, Bates Wells Braithwaite’s ‘understanding of electoral law and its interaction with charity law is of the highest standard’. The ‘very smartSimon Steeden was part of Lord Hodgson’s review team investigating third-party campaigning. Rosamund McCarthy and Melanie Carter are other names to note.

K&L Gates LLP’s Piers Coleman has a longstanding relationship with the Liberal Democrat Party and is frequently instructed to act for its candidates and agents. The team advised the firm’s corporate and charity clients on non-party campaigning for the 2015 general election.

Sharpe Pritchard has made a name for itself through its work for returning officers. Ashley Badcock (who is ‘fantastic’) acted alongside Emyr Thomas in defending the returning officer in a long-running election petition trial pertaining to Tower Hamlets’ 2014 mayoral elections.

Steel & Shamash counts the Labour Party as a principal client. Gerald Shamash and Richard Pitkethly’s past work includes advising on an election petition pertaining to alleged postal fraud.

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    I have been asked to cover the topic of Employment law within my half an hour speaking slot today. I have narrowed my subject down to Transfer of Undertakings and Discrimination, with the focus on providing an update on the recent spate of cases on service provision change and on the important developments in the law of age discrimination. Needless to say, in my presentation I shall not be able to cover the level of detail which is contained in my written paper, which I will leave you to read.
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