Donna is a Consultant Solicitor who has worked in law since 1997. Her specialism is Employment Law and Personal Injury, but she also has experience in Debt Recovery, Commercial Contracts and Intellectual Property.
Donna qualified as a Solicitor in 2004, having first qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives. In 2006, Donna joined an AIM listed public limited company in Hampshire, where she is Head of Employment, Human Resources and Commercial, and also sits on the board as Company Secretary.
Prior to this, Donna worked for two legal 500 law firms in Bristol where she specialised in employer liability cases, personal injury, sexual abuse cases and cases involving the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
Donna is described as a people person, a caring but firm lawyer with a genuine determination for justice, as evidenced by her 15 years voluntary work as a Special Constable for Gloucestershire Constabulary.
Donna is down to earth and approachable. She removes legal jargon when discussing a case to help her clients fully understand the details of their situation. Donna is happy to travel any distance to meet her clients and support them through their case, which she understands can very often be a daunting and emotional time for them. She is also happy to discuss a case without charge before taking it on.
She prides herself on her client care, and having worked both in private practice and in-house, she possesses a diverse and unique skill set that is highly beneficial to clients. A successful commercial career in a number of industries means that Donna is very much in touch with the real world, and has hands-on experience in dealing with disputes.
Donna advises on all areas of employment law, but has particular experience in the following areas:
- Poor Performance/Capability
- Grievance and Disciplinary
- Unfair Dismissal
- Data Protection/Subject Access Requests
- Settlement Agreements
- Change to terms and conditions of employment
In her spare time, Donna enjoys aerobic/dance classes, boxing and running. She is also a co-opted governor at a local primary school.