... and officially joined forces with a significant part of the Watford-based commercial law firm Matthew Arnold & Baldwin (MAB).
VWV is a full service law firm, now with over 380 staff based at offices at the heart of London, Bristol, Birmingham and as of today, Watford. As a leading firm with a national presence across England, VWV has a strong commitment to growth, and is excited to bolster its presence in Watford and the northern home counties.
This partnership will see over 30 lawyers from MAB join the VWV team, with Richard Phillips appointed as Watford Office Partner.
Key contacts will continue to be based in Watford and will operate under the VWV brand. Contacts include the Property team (David Marsden, David Power and Joe Kwok), the Corporate team (including Richard Phillips and Emma Cameron), the Employment team (Michael Delaney), along with Commercial/IP/IT specialists (Paul Gershlick, Tom Cahill and Laura Barrell) and Residential Conveyancing (Richard John). Cumulatively they bring decades of experience and a deep understanding of the Watford business landscape.
Additionally, VWV is expected to sign a new lease for 6,000 sq ft premises in Watford within the coming months.
VWV is proud to continue to provide excellent service to MAB clients in Watford, Milton Keynes and throughout the northern home counties.
Simon Heald, Managing Partner of VWV, said:
"Matthew Arnold & Baldwin was a well-established legal practice with an excellent reputation for supporting businesses in Watford and the surrounding area. Joining forces with MAB has brought together complementary strengths from our two organisations and increased the level of support and range of legal services that we are able to offer businesses in the South East.”
Richard Phillips, Watford Office Partner at VWV (formerly at MAB), commented:
"We had for some time been exploring opportunities which we believed would enhance our business and the ways in which we operate. We are delighted to join forces with VWV who have brought additional strength and experience to complement our team and enhance our offering to local business and the wider community."