Founded in 1894, The Bar Council is the representative body of the Bar of England and Wales. It has 16,000 members.
Narrow Quay HR provides day to day HR support to clients along with on-site support for larger HR projects such as consultation exercises. The team also carries out investigations, offers support for disciplinary and grievance panels, carries out HR audits, prepares precedent contracts and employment manuals which are updated annually, and provides training on a range of HR topics.
Narrow Quay HR is part of the wider VWV community and complements the work done by our Employment Law team, which comprises 29 experienced lawyers.
Dr Isabel DiVanna, Commercial Director at The Bar Council, commented:
“Chambers often tell us that HR is one area where they feel additional insight is needed, as it’s easy to get things wrong – and costly when this happens. VWV is a reputable firm and trusted Bar Council partner, so we anticipate this additional provision being of particular value to our colleagues in chambers’ management.”
Caitlin Anniss, HR Consultant at VWV, said:
"Providing HR support to Bar Council members will enable us to offer access to experienced HR consultants who are on hand to help with both day to day queries and larger projects, where there may not be the HR resource in Chambers to deal with these issues.
We look forward to providing this HR support to our professional colleagues at The Bar Council, and to helping them manage their day to day HR challenges in a cost effective and flexible way."
Simon Heald, VWV Managing Partner, commented:
"We are delighted to be appointed, once again, by The Bar Council and look forward to working with them on HR issues, in addition to the debt recovery expertise we already provide."