Managing Partner: Simon Heald
Number of partners: 76
Number of other lawyers: 222
Academies & Maintained Schools: Chloe Brunton
Aerospace & Defence: Ben Holt
Charities: Con Alexander
Commercial: Doug Locke
Construction: Huw Morgan
Conveyancing: Jackie Roe
Corporate: Robert Collier
Early Stage & Technology: Nathan Guest
Employment: Gareth Edwards
Energy & Utilities: Jason Prosser
Family Business: David Emanuel
Further Education: Emma-Jane Dalley
Healthcare: Ben Willis
Higher Education: Bettina Rigg
Independent Schools: Barney Northover
International: Doug Locke
Litigation: Ed Husband
Partnerships & LLP: Jos Moule
Personal Injury: Jan Markland
Pharmaceuticals: Paul Gershlick
Private Client: Michelle Rose
Property Developers: David Power
Public Sector & Emergency Services: Allison Cook
Real Estate: Huw Morgan
Real Estate Litigation: Michelle Bendall
Recruitment: Chris Mooney
Secured Lending: Joe Kwok
THE FIRM VWV has national recognition for a sector-focused approach, which means that the firm concentrates skill, energy and expertise on understanding clients in their sectors. People and culture are important to the firm. VWV is proud to have the reputation of being a friendly firm to work with. Many comment on the open culture and approachability of staff, no matter what the role or position. This is a strong indicator that it is the firm’s culture, and not just experience, that gives clients the confidence to continue to instruct. With over 420 staff across four different locations in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham, VWV strives to maintain this reputation.
The firm’s core values underpin everything it does:
Teamwork & 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 always thinks about how best to communicate and work together, and puts itself in the shoes of the client.
Providing clients with the best possible service at a competitive rate. The firm’s sector focus is supported by its core legal services: real estate, corporate, commercial, IP and technology, employment, dispute resolution and tax. VWV also offers legal advice to private clients, which includes very specialised areas such as contentious probate, personal injury and high-quality conveyancing.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Sectors include charities, education, family-owned businesses, healthcare, private wealth, public sector.
CLIENTS Airbus, Cheltenham Ladies College, DfE, University College London, 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.
VWV operates a free legal referral and support network, VWV approach.
INTERNATIONAL VWV is a 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.