2019 is off to a great start for the HR & Employment team at law firm VWV, who was announced yesterday as the Legal 500 UK Awards winner of the Human Resources (outside London) category.

Conducted independently, the Legal 500 UK Awards are based on the opinions of 250,000 in-house lawyers contacted throughout the year as well as in-depth research into law firms. This award recognises the excellence of VWV's HR and Employment Law team, who is described by clients as "ateam who will go above and beyond the call".

VWV's experienced lawyers provide specialist employment law advice to employers of all sizes and in all sectors. Last year the team launched a complementary HR consultancy, Narrow Quay HR, which focuses on providing HR services to the firm's clients, including HR support, investigations, training and trade union consultations.

Partner Gareth Edwards, who leads the team, reacted:

"It is great to receive such recognition in the Legal 500 UK Awards and reflects the hard work of all members of the team. The award is a great start to the year!"

With offices in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham, VWV's 400-strong team has the reputation of being a friendly firm to work with and is recognised nationally for its sector-focused approach. VWV's client base comprises Airbus, Birmingham Royal Ballet, University of Bath, European Healthcare Limited and Sigma Pharmaceuticals PLC.

The firm last year received an impressive four awards for its excellence in delivering legal services. This includes the 'Excellence in Client Care' from LawNet, 'Legal Firm of the Year' at the City of Birmingham Business Awards, the Legal Category at the Bristol Life Awards and the Bristol Law Society's 'Team of the Year' award for VWV approach.