Vanessa is a commercial lawyer who helps clients who are using technology to innovate or disrupt established ways of doing things.

She has supported clients from household-name global brands to nimble start-ups do this for over 15 years, across goods, services and digital. Her experience includes Amlin, Apple, Balfour Beatty, Barclays, Google, Tesco, Tesco Mobile, SBOBet, SuperGroup, and Westfield, as well as high growth companies like Canonical, HQhair and

“Vanessa Barnett ‘knows the law and is very commercial,’ sources say.” (Chambers UK 2016)

“Interviewees recognise Vanessa Barnett for her extensive market knowledge, commenting that "there is nothing that she hasn't seen and dealt with before." Clients also appreciate her "ability to condense complex matters into plain English." (Chambers UK 2012)

“has impressed clients with her “clear-cut communication style and tenacious work ethic” (Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2009)

But it's not all about the law: from March 2015 to October 2016 I hiked, climbed and skied my way around the world.

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