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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

 
Successful Event on New Models of Care and the Future of Healthcare Services
On 12 April 2018, VWV and Cushman and Wakefield explored the 'Future of Healthcare', focusing on mental health services in primary care and the benefits of intergenerational activities on health and well-being.
18 Apr 2018
VWV Helps Natural History Consortium Celebrate Milestone of Partnership
VWV has been supporting Bristol Natural History Consortium to bring their governance arrangements up to date as the Consortium celebrates 15 years of partnership, and 10 years of charitable status.
16 Apr 2018
VWV Offers Free Wills in Support of Local Hospice
We took part in The Hospice of St Francis' 'Make a Will in March' campaign, and raised over £1,700 for the charity.
9 Apr 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
Partner

Employment

Higher Education