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Vanessa Ford

Legal Assistant - Private Client Team

Vanessa's Teams

Wills, Trust & Administration of Estates, Private Client


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. 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 the Private Client Department. In 2018 she was promoted to legal assistant with her own fee earning caseload which, includes preparation of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, probate applications and administration of estates.

Outside 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, swimming, days in the gym, reading and live music events.

Client Testimonials

Air of relaxation, spacious reception area, pleasant and helpful employees, spacious interview rooms.  Felt comfortable, relaxed and when requested all 'legal points' fully explained. Ms V J Ford was excellent.

- Mr Bernard B Hall, Telford

Details of procedure were clear and easy to understand. Friendly Staff. No waiting around.

- Mr W Alexander & Mrs A Lindores, Telford

Vanessa was very pleasant to deal with. Excellent.

- Mr Trevor Edwards, Shropshire

We were impressed with the friendly and professional manner of solicitor, and the friendly and welcoming manner in reception. The service you provided was first class.

- Mr & Mrs Collins, Telford

Vanessa did our wills in a very tight timescale, she was super-efficient and kept us updated at all times.

- Mr & Mrs Thompson, Telford

I was impressed how Vanessa Ford came in on her day off when I was in Telford on other business. This saved me having to make another journey, as I live in Cornwall.

- Mr Kevin Hoyles, Cornwall