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Vanessa Ford

Legal Support Assistant - Private Client Team


Vanessa's Teams

Wills, Trust & Administration of Estates


Profile/Experience

Vanessa started working at Lanyon Bowdler in the Telford office (when the firm was based in Brodie House) as a secretary on a temporary contract in April 2003 for Neil Lorimer in the personal injury department.

She officially joined the firm on a permanent contract as a senior secretary for the clinical negligence department in August 2003, again based in the Telford office. The department, and Vanessa, transferred to the Shrewsbury office at the beginning of November 2003.

Vanessa then transferred to the private client department in August 2006, working as a private client assistant and, became a fee earner for the team in 2008. In 2016 she was promoted to legal support assistant.

In May 2017 Vanessa transferred, and is now based at the firm’s Telford office in Hazledine House and remains in the role of legal support assistant in the private client department, where she assists with all types of work including the administration of estates.

Outside of work, Vanessa is actively involved in Telford & Wrekin’s “Street Champion” Scheme – a means whereby members of the public are “recruited” and give up their free time to keep their local areas clear of litter – reporting any fly-tipping and also arranging for repairs to be logged (ie street lighting etc).

Vanessa also champions charitable causes: Help for Heroes, Dogs Trust; Battersea Dogs Home and Guide Dogs for the Bind.

She also enjoys country walks with her faithful doggy companion, swimming, days in the gym, reading and live music events.

Client Testimonials

Excellent, friendly, positive and extremely helpful. Nothing too much trouble - a job well done.

- Mrs P Moore, Mrs S Price

Competence and detailed legal knowledge.

- Mr S Martin & Mrs R Martin, Shrewsbury

Politeness, clarity of information.

- Mr C Pudge, Worcester

Superb in dealing with my case and care. I was extremely happy with the service and staff.

- Mr C Verlon, Telford

Straight forward and relevant advice relating to Wills

- Mr & Mrs Walton, Shrewsbury

Client Quotes

Very personable solicitor who spoke in plain English and was approachable.

- Mr J Hughes, Church Stretton

Natasha Gibbons was very easy to talk to, I felt at ease with her, and she always kept me up to date with the case. She has provided excellent service throughout.

- Mrs C Roberts, Gwynedd

Quality of care and sensitivity.

- Mrs C Shuker, Shrewsbury

The use of clear modern language and presentation with legal jargon kept to a minimum where possible.

- Mr P King & Mrs D King, Prestigne

Politeness, clarity of information.

- Mr C Pudge, Worcester

Latest Case Study

04 Oct 2018

Successful Application for Contract to be Terminated

D was injured in a road traffic collision several years ago and his personal injury claim settled for several million...