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.

Is £400m enough?
Is £400m enough?

The government announced on 16 May that it will provide a fund of £400m to cover the costs of removal and replacement of cladding to high rise residential blocks which have failed tests.

The problems with co-owned properties and attorneys
The problems with co-owned properties and attorneys

Whilst some people are under the impression that preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is simply a case of completing a form and ticking a few boxes, it is about far more than this.

What's mine is (not) yours!
What's mine is (not) yours!

A big fear for some people facing divorce and the inevitable carving up of the matrimonial assets. They seek assurances that such assets will be “ring-fenced” and retained for them.

How to avoid the PET trap
How to avoid the PET trap

When an individual is thinking about making a gift to another individual, consideration needs to be given to the Potentially Exempt Transfer (PET) trap.

Fictitious divorces
Fictitious divorces

Arising from the recent Family Division announcement, people who think they are legally divorced may in fact still be married.