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VWV is a full service, award-winning law firm with offices in London, Watford, Bristol & Birmingham. With around 450 employees, we're a sizeable firm that still continues to grow, known for its friendly and welcoming culture, where teamwork and collaboration is key.

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    London, Watford
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    Full Time

Regulatory Lawyer

This role is a genuine first for us! A role that's tailor-made for a talented regulatory senior associate looking for that step up to Partner or an already experienced Partner looking for fresh focus where they can really make an impact on a life sciences practice.

About you

Perhaps you're currently a senior associate in a large national firm or maybe you're working for a small boutique and are missing all the support and cross- selling opportunities that come with a larger national firm. Or perhaps you have been practising in the industry for a while and are now looking for a change. For us, it's not where you've been that matters, but where you're at now and where you're going. We need you to be as excited as we are about two things- regulatory law and life sciences.  With strong business acumen and an entrepreneurial spirit you'll be excited about helping to shape the direction of our thriving team. This may well be your first Partner position, or you may be looking for somewhere different. That's fine. If you have hunger, drive and regulatory expertise a plenty, then we'd love to hear from you.

You're likely to have other strings to your bow, perhaps corporate or commercial law in addition to your regulatory expertise. In this way, you'll be able to enjoy a diverse range of work across a range of our key sectors including pharma, technology and education.

About us

We know that what we're looking for is something rather special. And in return, we believe that we can offer you something special…. A firm that stands apart from others with its warm and genuinely collaborative culture. A firm that takes pride in delivering the highest quality work across a range of sectors. A firm that values the individual, both client and employee. A firm that values having fun.  If that sounds like your sort of firm, then we look forward to hearing from you.  

Our team

Our life sciences team is led by highly regarded commercial Partner, Paul Gershlick. Paul is a leading industry expert, and in 2013 received an honorary Master's degree from the University of Hertfordshire for his 'contribution to the development of commercial law in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences industry'. The team comprises around ten individuals with wide ranging expertise in areas such as commercial, corporate, employment, intellectual property and commercial property.

Our team's motto is "Connecting life sciences expertise in a changing world". And here at VWV we respond to this need to be dynamic with our integrated and collaborative style of working where we are regularly working with colleagues across these teams on life sciences projects. In this way, you'll find the role is sociable and engaging. From the moment you join us, you'll be interacting with a variety of experts across our business and enjoy real team-working. This team -work is so important to us here at VWV that it's one of our values.

As regards our clients, they range from entrepreneurial innovative businesses through to "big pharma" as well as those involved in specialised medicine, biotechnology, cell and gene therapies, CROs, CMOs, suppliers, medical devices, digital health, distributors, importers/exporters and retail pharmacies. In working for such a variety of interesting clients, you'll relish the fact that no two days are the same.

Here at VWV, our values lie at the heart of what we do and one of these is "collaborative working" We recognise that we achieve so much more when we work together and in this spirit, we have been instrumental in bringing together life sciences communities and expanding our network of contacts. Our PING initiative demonstrates this perfectly. We set up the Pharmaceutical Industry Network Group (PING) (of which Paul Gershlick is Chair) in 2010, in partnership with Watford Council, and the Watford Chamber of Commerce. PING is a group designed for people in the industry right across the pharmaceutical supply chain. It aims to provide real value to attendees through topical discussions on cutting edge issues, personalised networking with the right people and knowledge -sharing opportunities. PING attracts leading speakers on the hottest topics - recent examples being very senior people at NHS England, MHRA, OLS, NICE, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, Genomics England, Genomics Plc, HDR, University of Oxford, GSK, Pfizer and IQVIA.

Why choose us?

With around 500 people and offices in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham, we're a sizeable firm that continues to grow. We're known for our friendly and welcoming culture where teamwork and collaboration is key. There's no pigeon-holing or glass ceilings here, just a professional yet relaxed culture where you can finally be yourself.  We invite you to watch this short video on the right hand side to see what our own people have to say about us.

Here at VWV, we can offer an exciting array of benefits and are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity.  We're striving to create an environment where everyone, regardless of background, can reach their full potential.

Not sure whether to apply?

Making the next career move is one that can feel immensely daunting and we've all been there! It's more than likely you'll have one or two questions on the role or firm before you feel happy to apply. If so, please contact me, Jannica Seccombe, Lawyer Resourcing Lead, in complete confidence on 07500 109783 or and I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

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We're not accepting applications from agencies at this time and politely request that you don't send candidates through. 

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45 Clarendon Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, UK, WD17 1SZ

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Jannica Seccombe

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Polite note to agencies - VWV has made the financial investment to employ an in-house recruitment team to adopt a direct sourcing strategy which supports the future growth of the firm. If on occasion agency support is required for any of our live vacancies, introductions will only be deemed accepted if the agency has agreed to VWV's recruitment terms through our Recruitment Manager, Emma Forrester. We'd please ask that you do not send unsolicited introductions to our Partners or anyone else in the firm. Should we engage with your candidate through our own direct sourcing means, we reserve the right not to be bound by your terms and conditions should you do so without our consent.