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Vanessa Ford

Legal 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 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

Knowledge of all issues regarding house purchase. Used you before four years ago and you're still performing to a high standard.

- Mrs J Ward & Dr J Jenkins, Shrewsbury

A very good service - it simplified the appeal process for me considerably which went very smoothly.

- Mr P Griffiths, Telford

As a charity legacy officer I am used to reluctance from professional executors to communicate. I found him professional yet friendly and efficient at all times - very pleased.

- Cats Protection, Haywards Heath

Politeness, clarity of information.

- Mr C Pudge, Worcester

Very polite members of staff, took the time to explain everything to us.

- Mr R Wilford & Mrs J Wilford, Bromyard

Client Quotes

A very good service - it simplified the appeal process for me considerably which went very smoothly.

- Mr P Griffiths, Telford

Very polite members of staff, took the time to explain everything to us.

- Mr R Wilford & Mrs J Wilford, Bromyard

Ed clearly pays attention to detail and most importantly was diligent in ensuring my interests were best catered for. 

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

The welcome at reception and the relaxed atmosphere when discussing things with the person handling the sale of my property.

- Mr W Ward, Oswestry

She and her team were amazing and without fault during our house purchase. I couldn't imagine us using anyone else in the future. The team will be easy to recommend.

- Mr Roberts, Shrewsbury

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...