We live in an increasingly litigious society and appreciate that disputes can be divisive, disruptive and expensive to resolve. We have seen an increase in both complaints and subsequent litigation by higher education students with litigation by way of damages claims and judicial review. With the increase in tuition fees, we see no sign of this abating.
We provide a cohesive dispute resolution service, identifying and advising on related issues, such as data protection and FOI requests, reputation protection and charity governance, as they arise.
We have extensive experience of a variety of dispute resolution mechanisms, including alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, adjudication and litigation and can advise you of the implications of each so you can make an informed choice about your preferred strategy.
We have a dedicated team of dispute resolution solicitors who will give you pragmatic advice and who have the breadth and depth of experience necessary to deal with complex commercial and regulatory disputes to student claims. As part of our work, we deal with urgent situations requiring interim remedies, such as injunctions and can always be contacted out of hours if an emergency arises.
VWV have a well-deserved strong reputation within HE sector. They are subject matter experts on equality and diversity and are quick to update on latest reviews and case law. But their real strength is their ability to correlate likely implications and actions needed by HEIs by their developed understanding and knowledge of Higher Education institutions.