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Bettina Rigg - Partner & Head of Higher Education - VWV Law Firm


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Partner & Head of Higher Education

How Can Bettina Help You?

Having worked for many years advising employers, FE colleges and universities on all aspects of employment law including advising colleges and universities on issues relating to students, Bettina is ideally placed to assist your organisation. She has a special interest in equality and diversity issues and regularly provides training to Boards of Directors, Governing Bodies and Senior Management teams.

Meeting Your Needs CP Ranked Bettina Rigg 2016UK recommended lawyer 2016

As a member of the Council of the University of Exeter for 9 years, Bettina really understands the corporate and education sectors and her clients benefit from her understanding of the wider context. Her active involvement with key national further and higher education policy organisations (including the Equality Challenge Unit) enables her to contribute to her clients' strategic planning. She relishes finding creative solutions.

In 2016, Bettina was invited by the Equality Challenge Unit to work on a project between the Equality Challenge Unit and the Leadership Foundation to develop an online resource for university governors and governing bodies around the topic of equality and diversity.

Year of qualification - 1982

What Others Say GLE 2015 INTL AWARDS public procurement

Chambers & Partners recommend Bettina as "a key individual in the national further and higher education sector and she is recognised for impressing clients with her client management skills and for always inspiring 'total confidence'."

Chambers & Partners also stated "Bettina Rigg is highlighted by clients for having 'her feet on the ground and a good understanding of the education world'. She advises a wide range of clients on matters relating to employment law."

"Bettina Rigg stands out as someone who has a wealth of professional knowledge and has grown a personal reputation within our sector as a ‘go to’ person for advice and overview on current trends. Bettina advises at national level as well as institutional level and has been competitively selected to lead workshops at the annual UHR conference." - Jacqui Marshall, Deputy Registrar and Director of HR, University of Exeter

"Bettina Rigg is very professional, knowledgeable and timely with her advice. She has delivered a fantastic service over the last couple of years we have been with VWV and regularly recommend the service to colleagues in the sector" - Fiona Valentine, University of Bolton

"Bettina Rigg is adept at advising university clients on a range of issues, including intellectual property, data protection, employment and student disciplinary matters. Clients describe her as "approachable, well informed and highly professional." - Chambers & Partners

What You Might Like to Know Corporate INTL Winner 2016

Bettina is a trained mediator. She is a keen supporter of the London Symphony Orchestra and enjoys theatre, music and the arts as well as spending time in Devon.