Julian  Blake

Julian Blake

Partner, Bates Wells Braithwaite from 1999

Julian Blake has been a partner for Bates Wells & Braithwaite (BWB) since 1999, however has been with the organisation since 1989.

Blake’s specialty involves the application of commercial law to charities and currently leads BWB’s cross-departmental Commercial Services and Education Groups.

Blake holds a BA (Hons) in Modern Law from Oxford University.

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 What impact will the Social Value Act have for charities and social enterprises?

The new Act will refocus attention on the public benefit purpose of commissioning public services, and that can only be good for the sector, says Julian Blake.

Julian Blake, partner, Bates Wells & Braithwaite

Many principles of the Compact still haven't taken root in the public service contracting environment and “inherent unfairness is all around”, said Bates Wells & Braithwaite's Julian Blake yesterday, speaking at the NCVO Trustee Conference.

Unlawful grants?

Julian Blake explains that the rules on State Aid are not as draconian and constraining as is often thought.

A governance view of public service contracts

Public policy has long been to replace public service grants with contracts and latterly to replace much state delivery of public services with commissioned services. Julian Blake explains.

Julian Blake

The Charity Law Association has advised the Charity Commission that the Charitable Incorporated Organisation and statutory fundraising regulation should both be scrapped in light of the regulator’s forthcoming budget cuts.

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