Simon Steeden

Simon Steeden

Senior associate, Bates Wells Braithwaite

Simon Steeden is a senior associate at Bates Wells & Braithwaite, an Oxford graduate and an active member of civil society.

His charitable roles include trustee of single father support service Dads House, member of the board of directors of Friends of the Earth and council member of the Pestalozzi International Village Trust. 

Simon's professional responsibilities include company, commercial and charity law advice; cross-border philanthropy and tax-efficient giving between EEA countries, and trading by charities and trading companies.

He counts among his clients Charity Bank, the Eden Project and HCT Group.

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 Charities need more clarity on lawful referendum campaigning

Simon Steeden of Bates Wells Braithwaite says the Charity Commission must produce clearer guidance on charities and the referendum.

Is the Lobbying Act a brake on campaigning?

With only three months to the election, Alice Sharman investigates the practical implications of the Lobbying Act.

Uncertainty about Lobbying Act persists despite new Electoral Commission  guidance

Concerns have been raised that new guidance from the Electoral Commission on the Lobbying Act is not in line with assurances that the normal campaigning activities of charities will not be restricted by the controversial legislation.

Charities need to lobby the Electoral Commission on the new Lobbying Act

After a bruising battle, new rules on non-party campaigning have come into force.  Lawyer Simon Steeden says the sector now needs to turn its attention to the next front: ensuring that the Electoral Commission’s guidance is fit for purpose.

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