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Experienced Public Sector Lawyers

We have provided legal advice to the public sector for over 25 years. We have experts specialising in property, planning, governance, standards, prudential borrowing and investment powers, employment law, TUPE, pensions and tax advice. We also have a dedicated public procurement and state aid team.

Working with our highly rated charities team, we specialise in delivering a 'one stop' service in establishing social enterprises, mutuals, co-operatives, employee led Industrial and Provident societies and Cost Sharing Groups. We are also one of only 7 law firms nationally with a Roll A Parliamentary Agency practice.

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Public Sector Frameworks

We are appointed to numerous public sector frameworks including the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Legal Services Framework, which permits any public sector body to instruct us without a new procurement process. As part of our commitment to the public sector, we hold memberships of the Procurement Lawyers Association and the Society of Procurement Officers.

Procurement Law Firm of the Year in England

Our team has been awarded Procurement Law Firm of the Year in England by both Corporate INTL and International Global Law Experts. Please use the navigation menu on the left to find out more about our specific public sector experience and how our lawyers can help you.

For specialist legal advice, training or support from experienced public sector lawyers, please contact Allison Cook on 0117 314 5466.

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The 'immensely impressive’ .. team provides ‘pragmatic, commercial advice’ to many public sector clients and local authorities.

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Meet the Team

Our approach and our legal advice is always tailored to the public sector context and audience.

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Allison Cook - Partner at VWV

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News & Events

Procurement Expert Joins VWV
Procurement and State aid specialist Stephanie Rickard has joined our Commercial team as a Partner.
14 Aug 2017
VWV Showcases Local Creative Talent Whilst Benefiting a National Charity
A London photographer has been commissioned to decorate our London office, with all of the proceeds going to charity.
3 Aug 2017
Brexit - the Latest on Rights of EU Citizens Currently Living in the UK
Following the UK General Election on June 8, the UK's negotiations with the EU for Brexit have now formally started.
12 Jul 2017
LGTP Training Day 1 - Southampton - Afternoon session
Our first training day in the current LGTP programme.
28 Sep 2017