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Molly Waiting

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Bates Wells Braithwaite

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Corporate & Commercial


Molly joined the Corporate and Commercial team after completing her training contract at BWB. Molly advises a wide range of businesses and social enterprises on commercial issues including brand management, data protection, marketing, fundraising and intellectual property rights. Molly also has strong experience advising on consumer protection law in relation to social enterprises, commercial companies and the financial services industry. With a background in arts and media, Molly particularly enjoys advising cultural and creative clients, assisting regularly with intellectual property and contract advice.


  • Taught theatre and communication at Bozeman High School
  • Worked for 3 years in finance and contracts at Curtis Brown
  • BPP, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2011
  • Kaplan, Legal Practice Course, 2012
  • Trained at Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2012
  • Admitted as a solicitor in 2014


French and Italian


  • Trustee of the National Funding Scheme
  • Trustee of the Situations Trust
  • Pro Bono advisor to a number of small theatre charities
  • UK Director, Alumni Admission Council for Northwestern University
  • Trustee of King's Head Theatre


  • Northwestern University, English Literature, 2004
  • Kings College London/Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, MA in Text and Performance Studies, 2007


Going to the theatre, cycling along the Thames, swimming and reading. 

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Bates Wells Braithwaite’s expertise spans the arts, theatre, advertising, film and TV. The team advises the British Film Institute (BFI) on a range of issues including real estate, governance, fundraising, data protection, valuation and audience development; other clients include Arts Council England, which it advises on data protection matters; English National Opera, which it advises on employment matters and recently advised on a commercial property acquisition and gift aid project; and The Space CIC, a joint venture between the BBC and Arts Council England, which it advises on review, restructuring, and real estate matters. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), Science Museum Group, Royal Albert Hall and Booker Prize Foundation are also clients. Head of advertising and marketing Rupert Earle is ‘highly experienced in advertising law and regulation’ and is ‘knowledgeable, calm, careful, thorough, and displays good judgement’. Erica Crump co-heads the culture and creative team with associates Molly Waiting, who is an ‘absolute star’, and Tom Pratt. Lawrence Simanowitz is noted for his media and arts expertise.

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