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What Our Clients Say

What Our Academies, MATs & Schools Clients Say

100% of our Academy clients who have participated in our feedback programme would recommend VWV to others.

"Many thanks for all you hard work on our conversion. It has felt at times like we would never reach the end but I am am delighted we finally have. I have valued everyone’s contribution to the process and the good natured and supportive way you have all helped the school, charity and governors throughout the process. I cannot speak highly enough of the work that you have done Chloe in leading the team. I have already recommended everyone to other colleagues and will continue to do so. Well done all!"

Mark Blackman, Headteacher of Shaftesbury School 

"Thank you for the speedy and efficient legal service you have both provided me with over the past six weeks, without which we probably would not have met the much shorter than normal deadline for completion that was specified." 

David Dubut, Chair of Governors Academy of Lincoln previously Yarborough School

"Please accept our thanks to you and all your team... we never felt anything but supported by a team that was very confident about being able to deliver on time.You must all have nerves of steel and/or diets of valium !! Well done, all of you, and thanks again."

Jim Watt, Governor, Noadswood School

"I know it is an understatement but thank you for all your support and advice on the conversion to become an academy.  I am sure Mike will thank you directly on behalf of the school but I cannot thank you and the team at VWV enough for all your hard work, professionalism, and patience.  It has been a pleasure to work with you too and please pass on our sincere thanks."

Business Manager, Keswick School (state boarding school)

"Thank you for the excellent support which we have received throughout the conversion process.  I am very pleased that everything could come together by the target date, ready for the new school year."

Christina Haddrell, Headteacher, St Barts School

"We have very much appreciated your calm, wise, knowledgeable approach.  I don't think we would have made it without you."

Malcolm Willis, Headteacher, Cotham School

"As the dust settles I would just like to record my thanks to all VWV staff who have been involved with us, and to you in particular for all the help and support you have given us in our conversion process.  I know that you will deal with hundreds of these conversions but for us it is a stressful and uncomfortable process and you made it much, much less painful than it could have been.  We were extremely impressed by the professional and speedy nature of the advice you gave us and I am sure that we will wish to come back to at least some of your services as we progress into the Academy life"

Alex Bernard, Headteacher, Noadswood School

"The Governors and SLT at Cams Hill would like to thank all the staff at VWV for your professional  help and guidance during our conversion to Academy Status.  We are very happy that we chose VWV and look forward to continuing to work with VWV in the future."

Matthew Newberry, Director of Specialism, Cams Hill School

Technically impressive and good at providing practical advice in plain English.

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Meet the Team

We provide academies with experienced education lawyers who are always on hand to give practical solutions to problems and the confidence to react positively to opportunities.

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Yvonne Spencer - Partner at VWV

Education Law

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Alice Reeve - Partner at VWV

Employment Law

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Con Alexander - Partner at VWV

Charity Law


News & Events

'Partner Pandemonium' - VWV Hosts Unique Fundraising Event for Bristol Charity
We had so much fun last night hosting 'Partner Pandemonium - A Jungle Challenge', a unique evening of entertainment and fundraising in aid of local charity, Ronald McDonald House Bristol.
23 Feb 2018
VWV Lawyers Appointed to Women in Property South West Branch Committee
Joining the Association of Women in Property in the South West committee are Commercial Property Solicitor Harriet Benson as events co-ordinator, and Residential Conveyancing Solicitor Katy Kernahan as a general committee member.
23 Feb 2018
Single Central Register Training - London (2)
Our training will benefit recruitment staff who have a responsibility for carrying out and recording pre-appointment checks and those who are involved in this aspect of the inspection process.
24 Apr 2018