Legal services

Legal services

Professional Legal Support

Working in a heavily controlled sector such as awarding carries an increased risk of regulatory/legal action, therefore the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) to provide FAB members with a package of professional legal support.

BWB is one of the few law firms that has significant expertise in dealing with Ofqual and the other qualifications regulators, both in obtaining regulatory opinions on proposed business structures and in representing organisations in contentious situations. They have also advised FAB members on many other areas, including making reasonable adjustments, handling malpractice, responding to whistle blowers and managing non-compliant centres etc.

A document containing information about the legal services BWB provides for awarding organisations and contact details for its awarding organisations team can be found here: BWB Awarding Organisations.

Further information can be found on the BWB website.

The special arrangement for FAB members is:

  • 2 free initial 15 minute telephone calls to discuss any legal issues a fixed fee (£250 +VAT)
  • 1 hour consultation (including 30 minutes preparation time)
  • 5% discount on any subsequent work.

If you would like professional advice or support email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a member of the BWB awarding organisations team will call you.