The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) is a professional body for practitioners in the field of trusts, estates and related issues. Donna’s accreditation marks the end of a four year course and ongoing commitment that Anthony Collins Solicitors has to staff development, ensuring that clients work with only specialist legal advisers.

Donna, who qualified as a solicitor in 2007 is a member of the firm’s Wills, Probate, Estate Management and Planning team. She has extensive experience in creating and administering personal injury trusts for people who have suffered an injury and received compensation, working closely with the personal injury and clinical negligence teams.

Standard of proof in suicide cases
Standard of proof in suicide cases

A long-awaited decision of the Court of Appeal has clarified that a lower standard of proof should apply than previously thought before an Inquest can return a conclusion of suicide.

Managing absenteeism in education
Managing absenteeism in education

In a challenging economic climate with continuing budget cuts and increasing expectations of staff, sickness absence remains an ongoing problem that is important to address.

Contract management pitfalls
Contract management pitfalls

Social housing providers will routinely have a number of construction projects underway at any one time. It is essential for client teams to understand and avoid key contract management pitfalls.