Law firm VWV has welcomed 13 new trainee solicitors in its 2019 intake.

The new recruits will begin their contracts across the firm's offices in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham, in a wide variety of practice areas including property litigation, commercial property, corporate, charities and construction.

The September cohort brings the number of trainees at the firm to 24, its highest-ever total. Six of the new trainees are existing VWV employees.

Social events including theatre nights, Topgolf and museum trips facilitate the integration of VWV’s trainees. The firm's approach to work/life balance is noted as a main reason behind the majority of trainees deciding to stay on at the firm after qualifying. 

Trainee Pallvi Gami stated: 'I am really pleased to be starting my training contract at VWV, having worked as a paralegal with the London private client team for the past two years. My colleagues have all been extremely supportive through this transition and I am looking forward to my first seat with the corporate team in Watford.'

VWV’s managing partner Simon Heald concluded: 'Nurturing our "next generation" lawyers is a priority for us at VWV, as they play a pivotal part in our future growth strategy. I hope that we are able to support them on their journey to becoming fantastic lawyers and it is my ambition that they pursue careers with the firm.'