Vanessa qualified as a Solicitor in 1996.
Vanessa obtained her LLB (Hons) Degree in 1993, followed by a Diploma in Legal Practice in 1994 and a Masters in Mental Health Law in 2008.
She commenced her training contract with the Government Legal Service in the Welsh Office, before the Unit was transferred to the NHS. Vanessa has been with Legal & Risk since completing her training contract and therefore since its inception. She is a Team Leader within the Clinical Negligence Department and also team leader for Cwm Taf University Health Board.
Vanessa’s caseload is varied and includes complex, high value claims such as spinal injuries and brain injuries. She also represents clients at Inquests and provides training on a number of topics such as record keeping, complaints and clinical negligence.
Vanessa was previously part of the Welsh Government’s Working Party for the Speedy Resolution Scheme and, more recently, a member of the Welsh Government’s Consent Task & Finish Group.