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Six Partners were also named within the elite list of 'Leading Individuals' including Simon Bevan and Barney Northover for Education, Con Alexander for Charities, Michelle Rose for Private Client, Kathy Halliday for Employment and Michelle Bendall for Property Litigation. A further 54 lawyers achieved the 'recommended lawyer' status.
The firm also saw an increase in the number of practice areas ranked within the firm. The increases within the Bristol and South West region included a rise in tier for Corporate & Commercial, Insolvency & Corporate Recovery, and Debt Recovery. In London a rise for Charities and Contentious Trusts & Probate, and for the West Midlands a rise for Commercial Property.
New rankings for the firm included:
Energy - South West
Project Finance and PFI - South West
Education institutions - London
Commercial Property - London
Corporate & Commercial - South East (Watford)
Employment - South East (Watford)
Commercial Property - South East (Watford)
Education - West Midlands
Employment - West Midlands
A snapshot of Legal 500 comments below:
VWV is ‘extremely responsive and proactive.
VWV is praised for its ‘gold-plated level of service’.
Excellent in all respects.
VWV combines ‘pragmatic and appropriate advice’ with ‘excellent technical knowledge’.
VWV clients are ‘impressed with the dedication and hard work’ of the team.