I qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2022 after 9 years of study with the Open University and University of Law, finally finishing my portfolio with Irwin Mitchells help. I am now a Team Leader of the Fixed Costs Team.
I have 7 years experience dedicated to Claimant negotiations on high value bills and dealing with Claimants whose damages awards are multimillion.
Vast experience dealing with both lay and professional clients, Extensive experience in Mesothelioma and Clinical negligence claims, with responsibility of negotiations for 3 regional offices, Southampton, Bristol and Cambridge.
Experienced in training and helping new starters to my firm. Supporting them from day one until past their probation period. Plus supporting colleagues who need extra help, support and advice by being a Healthy Minds Advocate.
What do you do away from the office?
In my spare time, for the past 16 years, I have been a criminal and family presiding justice in the Magistrates and Crown courts.
"Hi Vanessa Thank you for your calls and letter explaining the costs settlement process. It was really helpful to have it explained so clearly then dealt with so effectively and quickly. Anything that helps Ben after what he has been through is very welcome. Best wishes." - Clients mother / litigation friend
"Hi Venessa Thank you for speaking to me to day, and going through everything with me. I want to accept the offer. You asked me to leave some feedback for you. I found you very easy to talk to and going through the offer made to me, So I understood what you were saying, you made me feel at ease. Thank you again." - Client
"Just to say thankyou once again for your time, effort and patience. You took the time to explain everything to me in so much detail which I really appreciated, in a very kind, friendly, but professional manner. You also achieved a great result that myself and my family are extremely happy with." - Litigation friend / Daughter of client
"Dear Venessa Many thanks for your call today. Please find attached the signed form with bank details as discussed. I wanted to thank you for all your efforts and the sensitive manner in which you have addressed the matter. It still feels so terribly raw- especially this time of year. Have a peaceful Christmas Stay safe." - Client
"Hi Vennessa, Thank you so much for all your help throughout the whole of the process. You kept us up to date with everything which was most appreciated." - Client
"I write with reference to the input which Vennessa Wilks put towards the final settlement of my case! Vennessa worked very hard to ensure that I got the best possible outcome and she kept me up date at all times.
"Vennessa was very professional throughout the procedure, but also very friendly and explained things in a way which were easy to understand. Thank you Vennessa for being a friendly voice at the end of what has been a long seven year!" - Widow of Client
"Good morning Vennessa, Thank you so much for your help, you and your colleagues have taken every possible piece of stress out of this whole process and your dedication to helping Luke has been second to none. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in the future." - Litigation friend / mother of client