Vanessa Gillbanks, consultant solicitor at Richard Nelson LLP


  • The Law Society (Family Law Advanced Accredited)

  • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

  • Resolution

  • Family Law Panel

Vanessa Gillbanks

Consultant Legal Executive

Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Abuse Specialist

Serving Colchester | Ipswich

Vanessa is a family lawyer/chartered legal executive who qualified as a fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1996 but has practised in family law since 1990.

As a resolution member, Vanessa will assist to resolve problems with a firm yet non-confrontational approach and will help ease you through the difficult periods of your life as quickly as your circumstances allow.

Vanessa will give clear practical advice and can assist with all aspects of family law including;

  • Divorce;
  • Separation;
  • Financial and children issues;
  • Disputes between parties that live together without marriage;
  • Pre-and post- nuptial agreements
  • Domestic abuse and protection orders
  • Cohabitation and living together agreements;
  • and declaration of status for marriages outside of the UK.

Working for Richard Nelson LLP as a consultant family lawyer, Vanessa is based in East Bergholt, Colchester. Vanessa’s offices are within easy reach of the A12 and A14 and offer free parking and beautiful constable country views. With her offices lying on the Essex/Suffolk border, she also serves Ipswich.

Colchester Address
Room 4, Unit4C
The Gattinetts
Hadleigh Road
East Bergholt

With Vanessa’s vast depth of experience, she will guide you through the tough time of your life and help get you onto a new path for your future.