When buying a property as a couple, perhaps a first home together, you have many things to worry about and consider.

Listed Buildings

We are privileged in our corner of the county to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful historic buildings

Telecoms Masts – A New Code

We all moan if we cannot obtain network coverage for our phone or device. As devices move on the need for greater coverage and power grows.

Finders Keepers Losers Weepers

Everybody has heard the playground chant “finders keepers, losers weepers” but is it right? The answer is often no.

Is Obesity a disability?

The Equality Act of 2010 refers to protected characteristics of which having a disability is one.


Please note that Bates Wells & Braithwaite are still operating during the Covid-19 crisis and will be throughout.


We are working towards re-opening our office doors for clients and third parties.

At the moment we remain closed for all but essential meetings and strictly by appointment.

However, we will be re-opening the office between 1pm and 2pm to enable you to produce ID or drop off or collect documents more easily

On entry, you will be required to obey social distancing rules and to use the provided hand sanitiser prior to approaching reception.

To assist with social distancing, you may find you are asked to wait on the pavement outside the office, or that the front door is locked in order to control the number of people in reception at any one time.

We hope to fully re-open in the very near future.


Work in the meantime will otherwise continue as normal (or as normal as possible) with meetings and communication taking place via telephone and email instead.


Please call us on 01787 880440 to discuss any matters, including new matters. 


Information on costs for many areas, including Wills can be found on our website


Thank you

The Directors of Bates Wells & Braithwaite