Vanessa Brown
      • Vanessa Brown
      • Legal Executive (HCB Berry & Berry Limited)
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    Vanessa Brown

    Legal Executive (HCB Berry & Berry Limited)

    Areas of expertise - Criminal Law

    • Crown Court
    • Magistrates Court


    • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
    • Qualified as a Legal Executive in December 1995

    Background and Experience:

    • Worked in Criminal Law since 1988
    • Has dealt with thousands of criminal cases over her career from the Magistrates Court to the Court of Appeal in London
    • Police station representation since 2014
    • Worked in Family Law from 1997 to 2010

    Joined HCB

    • November 2013

      Vanessa joined the firm 1988 and has over 25 years experience working in our family and criminal law departments. She qualified as a Legal Executive in 1995 and for the last 10 years has specialised in Crown Court work, advising clients and preparing cases for trial before the Crown Courts at Liverpool, Warrington, Chester, Bolton, Preston and Knutsford.


      Employment History

      • Legal Executive - HCB Berry & Berry
      • Trainee Legal Executive – Widdows Solicitors



      Vanessa takes a direct and down to earth approach to defending people charged with criminal offences, particularly cases before the Crown Court. She gives practical and invaluable advice and support, preparing detailed defences to the most serious and complex cases.

      Vanessa has had conduct of the following notable cases at Liverpool Crown Court:

      • R v J: client charged with armed robbery, acquitted after trial
      • R v L: client charged with rape of his estranged wife, found not guilty after trial
      • R v R: client charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, acquitted after trial
      • R v N: client charged with money laundering, case discontinued