Each year, Chambers & Partners releases its High Net Worth guide, ranking the world's top law firms for the international private wealth market.
Once again, VWV has been listed as a leading firm for private wealth services to high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients in the South West.
In the latest edition of the guide, sources describe VWV as "ahead of the game in the sense of how they communicate with clients," and that "they understand the anxiety and stress the clients suffer during the legal procedure and help them by constant updates and prompt response to queries."
Several individuals from the VWV team have been highlighted for their expertise in their particular practice areas, including a new entry for Partner Daniel Church as 'Up and Coming'.
Head of VWV's Private Client department, Michelle has earned a strong reputation for her work throughout her career, reflected in this year's High Net Worth guide. Michelle has earned yet another Band 1 ranking in the 'Private Wealth Disputes' category in the South West. Sources speaking to Chambers & Partners describe Michelle as "highly experienced, and well aware of the need to give value for money". Another well-known barrister praised Michelle's leadership, stating that she has "built up a formidable contentious trusts and probate team."
Fiona deals with a broad range of inheritance and Will disputes. Previously described as an 'Associate to Watch', Fiona has since been promoted to Partner, and is ranked in Band 2 ranking in the 2022 guide. Sources speaking to Chambers & Partners state that Fiona is ""very practical and effective with a high level of efficiency."
Rachael regularly supports clients with a broad spectrum of legal services, ranging from Inheritance Act matters to estate administration and succession planning. Another partner with multiple ranking within the annual guide, Rachael is recognised in Band 3 this year. One source recognises Rachael as "extremely strong technically". Another source adds: "Rachael is a lawyer who is both well informed and experienced. I would not hesitate to recommend her. She is approachable, knowledgeable and gives advice that encompasses all eventualities and possible outcomes."
Tom continues to impress clients and peers with his ability to support clients with a variety of immigration matters, earning him a Band 3 ranking once again. Speaking to Chambers & Partners, one peer praises his expertise, stating Tom "really knows his stuff and is very good on law - he knows the rules inside and out." Another adds "I like him, he is very proactive, he is approachable and gets things done in an efficient way."
A new entry in this year's High Net Worth guide, Daniel joins his colleagues in the 2022 rankings with the title of 'Up and Coming'. He often advises individuals, families and business owners with their Wills, succession planning Lasting Powers of Attorney, and lifetime inheritance tax planning. One source describes Daniel as "very knowledgeable and provides an excellent level of service." Another source says: "Daniel is an excellent solicitor, capable of advising on complex matters in a straightforward and approachable manner".