Donna is the Team Leader for the legal expense insurance work undertaken by the national employment team at Irwin Mitchell. The legal expense insurance team undertakes work funded by insurers for both employees and employers.
Donna advises on all aspects of employment law and has a particular specialism in contentious work. She has extensive experience of a wide variety of Tribunal claims including claims of discrimination, unfair/constructive dismissal, whistleblowing, TUPE and breach of contract.
In addition, Donna regularly represents clients in Employment Appeal Tribunal proceedings and she has experience of High Court injunctions for breaches of restrictive covenants.
She is also well versed in advising both employers and employees, which enables her to provide commercial and objective advice on day-to-day employment issues, whilst appreciating both sides of an argument.
- Provides regular advice to a global logistics corporation on employment issues, ranging from TUPE transfers to adjustments required for disabled employees.
- Represented a large PLC vehicle repair company in a Tribunal claim where numerous allegations of discrimination and an allegation of unfair dismissal were made against the company. Donna succeeded in having the claim struck out in its entirety.
- Successfully achieved compensation on behalf of a client who claimed for unfair dismissal following a disability discrimination case. The client suffered with sleep apnea and his employer dismissed him before awaiting the results of ongoing medical tests.
- Negotiated a six-figure settlement for a former director of a large leisure facilities company after an unfair dismissal case went to Tribunal.
Donna qualified as a solicitor in 2007.