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Legal Advice and Support for Emergency Services

The consolidation and change agenda facing front line 'blue light' services means that your legal advisors need true sector expertise. Our specialist lawyers have extensive expertise advising the full range of police, fire & rescue, ambulance and NHS service providers where we act for 10 such authorities nationally.

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How Can We Help?

We speak your language and understand your challenges. We support our clients in the full range of legal issues including spin outs, co-location projects, property disposal, IT/ commercial contractsFreedom of Informationprocurement, pensions and employment law issues.

Our public sector team regularly contributes to sector specific conference and events, including the annual LGA Fire Conference and the Fire Lawyers Network.


Specialist Legal Support Bringing and Defending Claims

When things go wrong, we can help with bringing and defending claims across all aspects of litigation including health and safety, judicial review and dealing with sensitive industrial relations issues.


Public Sector Frameworks

We are appointed to numerous public sector frameworks, which permits public sector bodies to instruct us without a new procurement process. As part of our commitment to the public sector, we are also members of the Procurement Lawyers Association.


For more information regarding the specialist legal advice and support we provide to emergency services, please contact Allison Cook on 0117 314 5466.

VWV provide an efficient and reliable service. The employment law advice provided is written in concise and understandable language.

  • Ruth Simmons - Assistant Chief Officer
  • North Wales Fire & Rescue Service

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News & Events

 
'Partner Pandemonium' - VWV Hosts Unique Fundraising Event for Bristol Charity
We had so much fun last night hosting 'Partner Pandemonium - A Jungle Challenge', a unique evening of entertainment and fundraising in aid of local charity, Ronald McDonald House Bristol.
23 Feb 2018
VWV Lawyers Appointed to Women in Property South West Branch Committee
Joining the Association of Women in Property in the South West committee are Commercial Property Solicitor Harriet Benson as events co-ordinator, and Residential Conveyancing Solicitor Katy Kernahan as a general committee member.
23 Feb 2018
VWV's 'Partner Pandemonium' to Raise Money for Charity
On 22 February, we will be putting six of our partners through a gruelling set of trials.
16 Feb 2018

Meet the Team

Our specialist lawyers have extensive expertise advising the full range of police, fire & rescue, ambulance and NHS service providers where we act for 10 authorities nationally.

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Allison Cook - Partner at VWV
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Employment Law

Local Government

Emergency Services

Bettina Rigg - Partner at VWV
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Employment

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