Chambers UK 2017 reveal that our education practice is one of the best in the country, achieving Top tier (or Band 1), the highest distinction.
Based on a series of client and peer interviews conducted independently and aimed at buyers of legal services, Chambers UK is probably the most trusted overview of the legal profession, ranking law firms on their expertise. Its purpose is to highlight the leading lawyers across a range of practices and sectors. VWV has been ranked for many years in the directory.
The firm's education practice is proud to have maintained its Top tier ranking for over a decade, a testament to the leading advice it provides to institutions in the sector.
In addition, we have seen 7 of our education lawyers being recognised as leaders in their fields.
Our Education team supports the full range of schools and education institutions, from nurseries to universities, with a large team of dedicated and passionate education lawyers who are immersed in the sector. The firm advises on more school acquisitions, sales and mergers than any other law firm, and also acts for investors and suppliers in the education sector.
VWV is recognised as a leader in this field by industry experts. The firm was recently shortlisted by EducationInvestor as a finalist in the 'Legal Advisors - Deal Making and Legal Advisors - Institutions' categories in its 2016 Awards, having won those awards in 2015 and 2014.
Commenting on the results, Managing Partner Simon Heald said:
"This year’s rankings further recognise the outstanding legal work of our education lawyers.
The firm's position in the legal directories relies heavily on client feedback, so a special thank you to all of our clients involved in the process this year."