VWV incorporating Lockharts

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VWW - Enterprise AssociateYour Specialist Healthcare Solicitors

We are a full service law firm with solicitors who will put you at the heart of everything.

We have developed a national reputation with over 25 years’ healthcare experience in providing specialist advice to GPs and have acted for over 1,500 GP practices and other primary care providers throughout the country. We have also acted on over 95 GP surgery development schemes and also act for several NHS and Foundation Trusts, dentists, pharmacies and private consultants, care homes, social care charities as well as social enterprises.

In January 2017, our Healthcare team merged with Lockharts Solicitors, another leading healthcare specialist. Our team now includes leading sector specialists Andrew Lockhart-MiramsRos Parkin and Paul Werrell. Lockharts focused on supporting healthcare practitioners and organisations throughout England and Wales. Since the firm was founded in April 1995, it established a highly regarded niche practice providing expert legal advice and professional support to healthcare clients.

Our combined team of specialist and highly dedicated healthcare lawyers are ranked in the top tier of Chambers and Partners, and have an excellent understanding of the range of challenges, changes and developments affecting healthcare professionals. We are able to provide you with a full range of specialist legal solutions tailored to your specific needs and requirements of your GP practice, including practice purchases and mergers, federations and alliances, shareholder agreements, premises, regulatory work, partnership agreements, expense sharing, dispute resolution, disciplinary & fitness-to-practice, and employment.

Ben Willis – Partner and Head of Healthcare

Ben Willis leads the Healthcare team and is a Commercial Property lawyer with over 20 years’ experience of working with both mainstream commercial clients and those operating in specialist sectors. He has particular expertise in the ownership, development and funding of healthcare property. GP surgery development is an acknowledged specialism and Ben has been involved in over 95 such developments.

Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 both recommend Ben as a key individual and he is highly recognised for his healthcare property expertise.

He organises regular healthcare conferences for healthcare clients and has written numerous articles and speaks regularly on the subject of primary care property.

We have also developed exceptional contacts with banks, accountants and other specialist healthcare professionals, which enables us to bring more experience to a situation than just our own legal advice.

Over 98% of the firm’s clients say that they would recommend VWV, a strong indicator that it is the firm’s culture, and not just experience, that gives clients the confidence to continue to instruct them. VWV’s offices are based in LondonWatfordBristol and Birmingham.

You can access our website at www.vwv.co.uk.

For specialist healthcare sector advice, please contact Ben Willis on 0117 314 5394 or email bwillis@vwv.co.uk.


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