Allison Cook > VWV > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

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Local Government




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.Allison is also members of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) and the Industrial Law Society.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Public sector > Local government

VWV‘s Bristol-based team advises a range of public sector bodies on mandates including procurement matters, employment tribunal claims, and an increasing number of code of conduct cases. Allison Cook, who leads the public sector practice, is well regarded for advising on issues pertaining to senior individuals in local government and the emergency services. Property litigation specialists Michelle Bendall and Daniel Hall and procurement expert Stephanie Rickard are also recommended.