Donna is a solicitor within the Complex Litigation Team of Optima Legal Services Ltd based in Leeds where she gets the opportunity to help high profile clients with a range of disputes including professional negligence and fraud cases.
Donna has worked in the legal sector for over 17 years, including 10 years for the national law firm Irwin Mitchell LLP within both the Insolvency and Commercial Litigation Departments. The main focus has included commercial litigation matters including contractual disputes, director/shareholder disputes, defamation and professional negligence. However given the number of years Donna has worked within legal practice she has had the chance to gain experience in a number of commercial practice areas including bringing private prosecutions and regulatory defence work for corporate entities.
Donna is also a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University where she hopes to apply the wealth of experience she has to assisting students in achieving a keen interest in the law and developing their practical legal skills.
Donna currently teaches our undergraduate students using her experience from legal practice. Subjects currently include Equity & Trusts, Criminal Law and Career Development and Employability Skills. Donna is in the process of completing the Master of Laws postgraduate course which involves research on the operation of equitable doctrines to the family home.