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VWV is an award-winning firm which puts its clients at the heart of everything it does.

The firm: VWV has national recognition for its sector-focused approach. The firm directs its skill, energy and expertise towards understanding clients in the sectors they operate in. Each and every client receives bespoke and high-quality legal counsel, with VWV's lawyers going above and beyond to meet clients' needs.

VWV's 400-strong team, located across offices in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham, brings a wealth of sector expertise and professionalism. VWV is proud to have the reputation of being a friendly firm to work with, and 98% of clients say that they would recommend the firm.

VWV's core values underpin everything it does:

  • Teamwork and collaboration: ensuring there is a joined-up approach, often working across offices and departments to make sure the best possible solution is achieved.
  • Client at the centre of the firm: VWV thinks about how best to communicate and work together with its clients, and puts itself in their shoes.
  • Commercial approach: VWV is always keen to make sure clients receive the best possible service at a competitive rate.

The firm's sector focus is supported by its core legal services of real estate, corporate, commercial, IP and technology, employment, dispute resolution and tax. VWV also offers high-level legal advice to private clients, which includes the specialised areas of contentious probate, personal injury and high-quality conveyancing.

Types of work undertaken

Charities: advises trustees and senior management of charities on all legal and regulatory issues. Acts for over 1,000 charities from community-based organisations through to national charities, ranging from grant-making charities to charities with complex operations. Charities involved in health and social care, education, faith and the arts are a particular focus for the firm.

Education: supports the full range of education institutions on every aspect of school relationships with pupils, parents, local authorities and regulators. Advises on the implementation of school T&Cs, finance and fee recovery, welfare of pupils, safeguarding, inspections, pupil discipline, governance, overseas franchising and much more. Assists over 1,000 education institutions across all types of contentious and non-contentious matters.

Family-owned businesses: supports family-owned businesses to achieve long-term strategic goals by advising on governance, succession, developing the next generation, and the transition from owner-managers to owners as the business grows, recognising each family's unique history.

Healthcare: acts principally for healthcare providers, GP practices, GP-owned consortia, federations and provider companies. Acts on GP surgery development schemes and mergers of GP practices and provides a range of legal services to care homes, healthcare charities, social enterprises, dentists, pharmacies, private consultants, NHS and foundation trusts and vets. The firm has dedicated pharmaceutical and life sciences lawyers to aid clients who are involved in the supply of medicines, medtech and the convergence of IT and telecoms, and to assist pharmacies in the services they provide.

Private client: acts for individuals and families with many different interests and requirements to protect assets and provide for the succession of family members. The firm's advice includes property purchase, will and trust disputes, estate planning, family-owned businesses and philanthropy.

Public sector: national public sector practice acting for over 100 local authorities by providing a one-stop full legal service for central and devolved government on property, planning, commercial contracts, vires, tax, construction, projects and employment issues as well as specialist teams advising on EU procurement, state aid, election law, standards and constitutional issues.

Client base: Airbus, Cheltenham Ladies College, DfE, The Royal Ballet School, London Symphony Orchestra, Diocese of Gloucester, Wallace & Gromit's Children's Foundation, EDF Energy, Oxford City Council, Dorset County Council, The Fire Service College, IMG Media, Crest Nicholson, Hills Group, Le Cordon Bleu, PricewaterhouseCoopers, CBRE, Arcadis, The Royal Mint, Sigma Pharmaceuticals, The Serocor Group, REAch2 Academy Trust.

International: founder member of the Association of European Lawyers, which means the firm has a network of lawyers and associates around the world that can provide local legal assistance.


  • Number of UK partners: 70
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: Over 400

Above material supplied by VWV.

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