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VWV

NARROW QUAY HOUSE, NARROW QUAY, BRISTOL, BS1 4QA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0117 925 2020
Fax:
Fax 0117 925 2025
DX:
7831 BRISTOL
Email:
Web:
www.vwv.co.uk

Barney Northover

Tel:
Work 0117 314 5395
Email:
Web:
www.vwv.co.uk
VWV

Work Department

Education

Position

Partner

Career

With 17 years' experience at VWV advising independent schools and charities on their governance, constitutional review, strategic projects and charity law, Barney is ideally placed to assist you and your school. He has developed a special interest and expertise in advising schools on strategy and structural change including charity mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and collaborations.

Meeting Your Needs

Barney understands the governors' perspective in challenging situations, having been a governor of three schools. He can guide you through the traps and pitfalls and give you the confidence needed to deal with challenging situations and to take difficult decisions in the best interests of your school.

What Others Say

Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 both recommend Barney as a key individual within the 'very commercial' team who is 'highly esteemed for his charity expertise'. The directories quote clients who say that he is '"genuine strategic thinker' who 'offers calm, practical advice at times when everyone is under immense pressure' and is 'technically very capable and an excellent presence in meetings".

Member

Barney is a member of the Charity Law Association.


London: Public sector

Education: individuals

Within: Leading individuals

Barney Northover - VWV (Veale Wasbrough Vizards)

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Education: schools

Within: Leading individuals

Barney Northover - VWV

Within: Education: schools

At VWV, the education practice group has an impressive client roster spanning leading independent schools, academies and colleges. Jointly overseen by Barney Northover and Yvonne Spencer who is recommended for her insight on complex matters such as serious disciplinary cases, the team combines employment and education law expertise to offer a broad service, which includes sector strengths in corporate and commercial, real estate, immigration and litigation matters. Employment lawyer Simon Bevan remains the key name to note. Other team members include Bettina Rigg, Emma-Jane Dalley and Naseem Nabi.

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South West: Public sector

Education

Within: Leading individuals

Barney Northover - VWV

Within: Education

VWV is a ‘one-stop shop’ for further and higher education institutions, independent schools, academies, academy trusts and maintained schools. Its team has niche expertise in charity law, governance, regulatory compliance, safeguarding, procurement, state aid and immigration. Barney Northover, who provides ‘valuable and highly competent support’, advises independent schools on charity law, M&A and strategic reviews.

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