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Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Resolving Higher Education Disputes

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.

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How can we help?

  • We will discuss your objectives at an early stage and will advise you about the best options for you.

  • We will explore the practicality of pursuing a resolution of any dispute through mediation or other procedures, rather than through litigation at an early stage (as required)

  • Where court action is appropriate, we will run your case with your objectives in mind.

Dispute Resolution Mechanisms

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.


Our Dispute Resolution Team

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.


For more information, please contact Tabitha Cave on 0117 314 5381.

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The team at VWV was professional, responsive and supportive in providing advice in a fast moving and cutting edge area of law. The level of resource made available was exceptional (while competitively priced) and the focus of all the team was unstintingly to support the University and protect its reputation.

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Growth in VWV's Higher Education Team
Claire Turner, the former Director of Legal and Insurance Services at the University of Exeter, has joined VWV as a Consultant Solicitor.
17 Jun 2019