Vanessa Gilbanks FCILEX

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Vanessa is a specialist family law consultant and advisor who has been working with Smith & Co since July 2017. Having studied law at Chelmsford, Vanessa gained legal experience in a number of different high street firms across Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk. She is a Chartered Legal Executive with Fellow status and a member of Resolution.
Vanessa is the 2019 SME Legal Award Winner for the Divorce Lawyer of the Year East Anglia and was shortlisted as a finalist for the Family Law Awards 2019 for Chartered Legal Executive of the year. She is particularly proud to be recognised by the family law community for demonstrating excellence in her role.
Vanessa specialises in all areas of family and divorce law and her clients tell us:

‘her advice is easy to understand’

‘she is very hands-on and approachable’

‘she is very understanding, compassionate and there for me’

After years of travelling, Vanessa chose to work in Ipswich with Smith & Co to be closer to home and her family. She has a special interest in children’s charities, especially those supporting youngsters with disabilities.

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Clarence House, 21 St Margaret’s Green,
Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 2BN