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VWV (Veale Wasbrough Vizards)

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Allison Cook

Work 0117 314 5466
VWV (Veale Wasbrough Vizards)

Work Department

Litigation and Employment




How Can Allison Help You?

Allison has over 10 years' experience in advising clients on a wide range of employment law issues. She has a special interest in advising publicly funded bodies on individual employment issues or situations where the organisation is dealing with it's workforce from a more strategic standpoint, including wholesale organisational change and industrial relations.

Allison also advises businesses, charities, emergency services and the not for profit sector on all issues regarding their employees.  

Meeting Your Needs

Allison is the outgoing Chair of the Local Government Training Partnership and regularly contributes to the Local Government Lawyer website. She is fully immersed in the local government sector and in tune with the challenges facing publicly funded organisations.

Allison is regularly called upon to provide sensible and pragmatic advice on employment law issues and is often used as a 'sounding board' for clients. Allison also provides international law advice to clients.

What Others Say

Director of HR at a Fire Service: "I have found Allison to be meticulous in her preparation and extremely professional in the provision of advice and guidance which has always been given with integrity, honesty and complete confidentiality."
Local Authority Director of HR: "Allison has provided day to day employment law advice on issues ranging from the removal of allowances and benefits to dealing with an unfair dismissal claim involving complaints of whistle blowing. She has provided high quality advice and support on a complex and specialist local government case. Allison provides pragmatic, commercial advice whilst understanding the issues affecting organisations operating in the public sector…"


Allison is a member of the Employment Lawyers' Association and regularly participates on preparing responses to government consultation.

South West: Public sector

Local government

Within: Local government

VWV provides advice to local authorities and emergency services. It advises on commercial matters, redevelopment, public sector-related employment law and pensions. Recent highlights include advising Dorset County Council in relation to the acquisition of new spaces for social care, housing and health facilities over the next 5 years. This involved creating partnerships with development partners and advising on procurement strategy, the matter is expected to be worth around £430m. Allison Cook heads the team, she specialises in employment and industrial law issues. David Bird focuses on planning, infrastructure and property development. Stephanie Rickard joined as partner from Burges Salmon LLP, she specialises in procurement and state aid matters. Mark Heath joined as a consultant. David Hansom left the firm. The practice provides ‘excellent service level’ and can ‘quickly assess instruction detail and requirements and provide extremely comprehensive advice in a very tight timescale’.

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