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VWV

SECOND FLOOR, 3 BRINDLEYPLACE, BIRMINGHAM, B1 2JB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 227 3700
Fax:
Fax 0121 227 3777
Email:
Web:
www.vwv.co.uk
Birmingham, Bristol, London, Watford

West Midlands: Dispute resolution

Debt recovery
Debt recovery - ranked: tier 2

VWV

VWV is ‘excellent overall and quick and effective – it just gets on with it and gets the job done, rather than constantly asking for instructions on every point’. Dee Kundi heads the practice, which handles a number of cross-border cases, including matters involving foreign creditors and debtors. The firm is on the Bar Council's panel for debt recovery, and handles work for members of leading sets of chambers concerning solicitors’ failure to pay fees. Other clients include energy providers, insolvency practitioners, independent schools and recruitment companies.

Leading individuals

Dee Kundi - VWV

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West Midlands: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

VWV

VWV's employment practice has a notably strong focus on the education sector and provides 'very good response times' and 'management of cases'. The team is co-led by Kathy Halliday , who  is skilled in change management, TUPE, senior executive severances and tribunal claims. Also heading the practice is Jane Byford , who is particularly active in contentious matters in the education and charity sectors. She recently advised a charity on alleged bullying between two senior employees. Also recommended are Alice Reeve  and senior associate Lorna Scully , who are both experienced in employment issues relating to the education sector.

Leading individuals

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Immigration
Immigration - ranked: tier 2

VWV

VWV’s corporate immigration practice has expertise in advising on employment-related matters relating to education, technology and pharmaceuticals sectors. Senior associate Tom Brett Young leads the practice in Birmingham, and is ‘an excellent immigration lawyer’ with ‘a combination of technical expertise, client focus and practical execution’.

Next generation lawyers

Tom Brett Young - VWV

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West Midlands: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit
Charities and not-for-profit - ranked: tier 1

VWV

VWV's  work in this space focuses predominantly on commercial and employment matters. Consultant Frances Anderson  focuses on commercial aspects relating to creative arts entities, and recently advised The Birmingham Repertory Theatre on its agreement with Birmingham City Council for the joint provision of conferencing and event services. Employment specialists Kathy Halliday  and Jane Byford  are also notable names.

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West Midlands: Public sector

Education
Education - ranked: tier 2

VWV

VWV 's work in this space stems from a number of practice areas, with notable expertise in commercial, employment and dispute resolution matters. Frances Anderson is a key figure who works primarily on commercial matters for universities and their industrial partners. Jane Byford, Kathy Halliday and Alice Reeve focus on contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Hallidy advised the King Edward VI Foundation on converting King Edward VI academies into one multi-academy trust (MAT). Dee Kundy is an expert in commercial litigation, particularly on debt recovery matters. Also recommended are property specialists Clive Read, Adrian Watson and Julie Newell . Read recently advised the University of Northampton on a new tannery/leatyher centre on its campus.

Next generation lawyers

Julie Newell  - VWV

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West Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Birmingham
Commercial property: Birmingham - ranked: tier 5

VWV

VWV’s Clive Read and senior associate Julie Newell advised Birmingham Law Society on leasing an unused and derelict building to Revolution Bars. The firm also acts for a number of local authorities; Read and senior associate James Overstall advised the University of Northampton, a new client win, on developing a new tannery. Consultant Adrian Watson's clients include universities and investment funds such as MGTS St Johns Property ICVC, a regular client, which he advised on purchasing newly-built student housing in Taunton. The firm also acts for Jaguar Land Rover, Wing Yip and several United Reformed Church entities.

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West Midlands: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

VWV

VWV works predominantly in the media, creative arts and charities sectors. Doug Locke heads the team and recently advised Malvern College on trademark registrations. Frances Anderson is ‘pragmatic’, ‘aware’ and ‘intelligent’ and his notable strengths in advising on research and development agreements and technology contracts.

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