- Managing Partner: Simon Heald
- Number of partners: 48
- Number of other lawyers: 145
THE FIRM VWV is a full-service law firm providing sector focused services nationally in the education and charities, healthcare, private wealth, family owned business and public sectors. The firm also offers a dedicated service to individuals. VWV has adopted the Law Society’s practice management standards as statements of good practice and has maintained the Lexcel accreditation since January 2004. As part of the commitment to staff and to clients, the firm has three core values which span all work groups and business plans. The core values are: teamwork and collaboration; client at the centre of the firm; commercial approach.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Education & Charities: The firm has a well established and rapidly growing education and charities practice with more than 1,000 clients nationwide including universities, FE colleges, independent schools, maintained schools and academies, nurseries and a broad range of charities but especially in the education, arts and social care sectors.
Public Sector: The public sector practice ranges from major projects for central and local government to advice on property, planning, commercial contracts and employment issues as well as acting for over 100 local authorities. Specialist lawyers advise on public procurement, state aid, vires and standards. The practice is strengthened by our Roll A Parliamentary Agent.
Healthcare: The strengths of the Healthcare team are in acting for operators and care providers in primary care and social care. The team acts for over 350 GP practices and a number of private healthcare providers. The team has acted on over 90 GP surgery development schemes and also acts for care homes, social care charities, social enterprises, dentists, pharmacies and private consultants.
Family Owned Businesses: The firm advises family business clients, such as Seasalt Limited and H Weston and Sons (Westons Cider), on a broad range of corporate matters including the reorganisation of shares between family members and family trusts, shareholders’ agreements, and disputes. VWV is a founder member of the Association of Family Business Advisers and is closely associated with the International Centre for Families in Business (ICFIB).
Private Wealth: The firm acts for individuals and families with many different interests and requirements. The aim is to assist in protecting assets and to provide for the succession of family members. Services and advice include: matrimonial, property purchase, Will and trust disputes, estate planning, family businesses and philanthropy.