Vanessa Pope
      • Vanessa Pope
      • Solicitor, Head of Private Client (HCB Legal Limited)
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    Vanessa Pope

    Solicitor, Head of Private Client (HCB Legal Limited)

    Areas of Expertise – Private Client:

    • Wills and estate planning
    • Probate and estate administration
    • Lasting Powers of Attorney and registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney
    • Applications to the Court of Protection
    • Trust administration


    Head of Private Client (HCB Legal Limited)

    Vanessa brings a wealth of experience from dealing with Wills and a full range of probate work from simple to high net worth estates. She believes in practical, straightforward advice which is tailored to each client’s needs in a caring and responsive manner at what is often an emotional time for clients.

    Education and Qualifications:

    • Called to the Ghana Bar in 2010
    • Qualified as a Solicitor in 2000
    • Law Society Finals, Guildford School of Law
    • LLB(Hons), London University (External)
    • BA(Hons) Art History, Leicester University

    Background and Experience:

    • Has worked in Wills and Probate since 2000 as well as several years in the corporate field.

    Joined HCB

    • October 2021

    Employment History

    • Associate - Morrisons Solicitors, Oxted (formerly Harrops & Hepburn) (2015-2021)
    • Partner - private law firm Accra, Ghana, (2011-2014)
    • Associate - Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah, Accra (2009-2011)
    • Partner/Head of Department – Park Woodfine Heald Mellows LLP (2003-2008)
    • Associate - Blake Lapthorn Linnells, Oxford (2000-2003)
    • Paralegal - Maples & Calder, Cayman Islands (1995-2000)


    • Working knowledge of Italian and French