My role

As private client partner and head of the personal planning team, my focus is on leading a team to provide excellent advice tailored to the needs of individuals to plan and build their future. Helping people through tough times and supporting a proactive approach, I combine legal knowledge with down to earth, practical advice delivered in an understandable way.  

The clients I work with appreciate my honest and friendly approach, as shown in their feedback, which includes:

"Donna Holmes was well-prepared and professional.  Willing to pause and expand on any queries.  Very honest and friendly approach."

"I have learnt lots of things I didn't know that will help me with my situation."

My experience

As a STEP member, I advise individuals about planning their future - advising on wills, tax planning, probate, and trusts, (particularly personal injury trusts.)

As an Office of the Public Guardian Panel Deputy, I have wide experience with of mental capacity property and affairs matters - appointment of a deputy, assisting lay deputies, deputyship administration and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

My specialisms

  • Wills, tax and estate planning
  • Court of Protection
  • Personal injury trusts
  • Probate

My latest articles

The past six months
The past six months

Well, what a six months it has been in the world of the Private Legal Services Team at Anthony Collins Solicitors!

Building your business for the future
Building your business for the future

Building your business with a reputation for excellence and planning the next phase of your company’s development, are key objectives at the top of...

Capital Gains?
Capital Gains?

The Chancellor's budget held on 16th March 2016 contained an unexpected bonus for taxpayers, with the announcement of a reduction in the main rate...

Giving to Charity - is it for me?
Giving to Charity - is it for me?

With charity Fundraising tactics once again under severe scrutiny and branded by MPs as ‘a scandal’. What incentive is there for donors to include...

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