Donna moved to Sintons on qualification in 2011 and became a partner in 2018, specialising in Employment Law.
- She is the Sub-Regional Representative for the North East Region of the Employment Lawyers Association
- Donna has experience of advising NHS Trusts, GP Practices and dentists and is part of Sintons’ wider Healthcare Team
- She also works with a broad range of charitable organisations and private companies and she advises on complex aspects of employment legislation and best practice, such as the implications of TUPE, matters arising from corporate due diligence and strategic re-structures
- Donna has advised both employers and employees in, around, 30 to 50 matters before the Employment Tribunal matters but, more recently, her practice has been largely associated with representing employers and her work before the Tribunal has involved both unfair dismissal and more complex matters, such as, discrimination and whistleblowing
The Legal 500 2018 described the employment team as “always offering reasoned and appropriate advice“.
The Chambers UK 2019 Guide described the Employment team as providing a “dependable, friendly service that’s always willing to go the extra mile in difficult situations.” A client noted: “Their advice has always been timely. They’re very pragmatic as well, and give detailed advice.”
In her spare time, Donna mentors student lawyers studying at Northumbria University and Sunderland University
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