Simon Steeden is a partner at Bates Wells, a specialist law firm advising political parties, candidates, donors, charities and campaigners. His work covers election and referendum law, campaigning law, campaign finance, transparency of lobbying, data privacy, charity law, strategic litigation, advertising and reputation management. Notable clients include the Eden Project and HCT Group. He advised the remain campaign over the 2016 EU referendum, covering electoral and referendum law compliance and campaign finance. He has also advised the cabinet office for their independent review of the Lobbying Act as well as campaign groups in relation to the 2015 General Election and the 2016 Scottish, Welsh and London elections.