• Careers
  • Contact Us
HE Dispute Resolution Lawyers - bright suspended lightbulb photo

Dispute Resolution

Resolving Higher Education Disputes

We live in an increasingly litigious society and appreciate that disputes can be divisive, disruptive and expensive to resolve. For HEIs these can range from claims from students and former students to judicial review proceedings and from debt recovery proceedings to complex international disputes with collaboration partners.

Quick Enquiry

Irrespective of a university's legal position, we recognise the benefits of taking a flexible approach to disputes, depending on the issues in dispute, the prospects of cost recovery and the wider regulatory and reputational context.  For each dispute, we explore the HEI's objectives and propose an appropriate strategy, including helping to manage any wider ancillary issues such as insurance cover, regulatory reporting, data protection and FOI requests and reputation protection.


How can we help?

  • We will discuss your objectives and advise you on 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.
  • Where court action is appropriate, we will run your case with your objectives in mind.

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.

  • A University Secretary

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 lawyers who will give you pragmatic advice and who have the breadth and depth of experience necessary to deal with complex commercial and regulatory disputes. We regularly 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 Ben Holt on 0117 314 5478 or Tabitha Cave on 0117 314 5381.

Get in touch

First name(*)
Please enter your first name.

Last name(*)
Please enter your last name

Email address(*)
Please enter a valid email address

Telephone(*)
Please enter your telephone number.

How would you like us to contact you?(*)

Invalid Input

How can we help you?(*)
Please limit text to alphanumeric and the following special characters: £.%,'"?!£$%^&*()_-=+:;@#`

 

See our privacy page to find out how we use and protect your data.

Invalid Input

Meet the Team

Our Education team is ranked in the top tier of Chambers & Partners UK wide category and Legal 500.

View All
Bettina Rigg - Partner & Head of Higher Education - VWV Law Firm
Partner
Jane Byford - Partner & Employment Lawyer - VWV Law Firm
Partner
Clive Read - Commercial Property Partner - VWV Birmingham
Partner

Commercial Property

Higher Education

Public Sector

News & Events

 
VWV Welcomes 13 New Trainee Solicitors
We welcome to our 2019 intake with thirteen new trainee solicitors starting this year, six of which are existing VWV employees.
5 Sep 2019
Big Data Research - Keeping Researchers and Lawyers Happy
This free breakfast session will address one of the perennial conundrums of data - driven research
26 Sep 2019