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HR & Legal Services Retainer for Healthcare

HR and Legal Services Retainer for Healthcare Professionals

Expert Legal Advice for Healthcare Professionals

Do you have access to legal advisers with exceptional healthcare sector expertise?

In response to feedback from healthcare professionals, we have developed a specialist, cost effective HR and general legal support service dealing with a range of legal issues and pricing options to suit your needs.

This is the VWV HR & Legal Services Retainer, the equivalent of a virtual in-house legal team.

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Our Experience

As healthcare specialists with over 25 years sector experience, we recognise that you expect outstanding, specialist legal advice from sector experts. We strive to be proactive and cutting edge.

With heavy demands on your time, we also appreciate that you need prompt, practical legal advice without worrying about the cost.

Our lawyers provide expert advice on just about every aspect of law that you will ever need.

Our Relationship with You

It is important to us that we take time to get to know you and to understand your priorities so that we can become your trusted legal advisers.

By providing practical and timely advice, our lawyers ensure that you are in the driving seat, not ‘sitting on the fence’ unsure of your strategic legal options.

Comprehensive Legal Services

Under the retainer, our large team of specialist healthcare lawyers can offer you an impressive range of practice and timely legal advice covering: HR & employment, GP Core NHS contracts, partnership agreements & disputes, changes in partnership structure, mergers & super partnerships, shared services & procurement, bank funding arrangements, contracts, leases & occupation agreements, health & safety, estate management, freedom of information & data protection, charity law and governance.  

Key Features of the HR and Legal Services Retainer





Our services delivered exclusively by sector specialist lawyers:

3 hours legal advice per quarter (of up to an hour)

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6 hours legal advice per quarter (of up to an hour)


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Unlimited number of hours legal advice per year (of up to an hour)


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Preferential off scope GP Practice rates

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Legal health check of employment contracts, key employment policies and your partnership agreement and feedback on any issues


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Subscription to Healthcare and Employment Law bulletins

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Designated client relationship partner

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10% reduction on employment documentation

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Insurance backed options available

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1 free place a year at Practice Management Annual Conference


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2 free places a year at Practice Management Annual Conference


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1 on-site advice meeting per year of up to 2 hours


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Annual provision of template disciplinary, capability & redundancy tool kits


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Annual provision of template settlement agreement


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Download a copy of the HR & Legal Services Retainer key features.

Flexible Pricing

The needs of your practice will determine the level of legal support you require. This is recognised in the different packages we offer - bronze, silver and gold.

Bespoke Packages for Federations

We work with many federations and appreciate that for those with more than 3 practices, driving economies of scale is important. Please talk to us about a retainer package that best meets your structure and strategic aims.

Template Policies and Procedures

There is no need to reinvent the wheel. We offer a full range of template policies and procedures, including contracts of employment and staff handbook policies, specifically designed for the healthcare sector. A full updating service is available for your peace of mind.


We provide practical, engaging training sessions covering a host of topical issues including safeguarding, health and safety, managing staff performance, equality and diversity, procurement and shared services, Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

For more information regarding our HR & Legal Services Retainer for Healthcare professionals, please contact Ben Willis on 0117 314 5394, or Gemma Cawthray on 0117 314 5266. 

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I was able to make a fully informed decision and go ahead with my eyes open. The whole team was supportive and made sure I knew exactly what was happening, advising me so that I could make the choices that were needed.

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Meet the Team

Our healthcare lawyers invest a great deal of time in gaining an understanding of what's going on in the sector to provide you with informed legal advice, training and support.

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Oliver Pool - Partner & GP Partnership Agreement Solicitor in Bristol - VWV

Partnerships & LLPs


Commercial Contracts

Rachel Crean - Partner & Healthcare Solicitor in London - VWV Solicitors

News & Events

Are Cluster Developments Heading in the Right Direction?
The importance of strengthening the work within clusters to deliver services more centrally within primary care where possible was one of the key themes discussed at the Cardiff Practice Management Conference hosted by healthcare law firm, VWV.
16 Oct 2018
VWV Shortlisted for GP 'Legal Service Provider of the Year 2018' Award
We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for The General Practice Awards 'Legal Service Provider of the Year 2018'.
21 Aug 2018