Donna qualified in 2006 and is a solicitor in the Advoca team specialising in care proceedings and private children law matters acting for children through their Guardian. As a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel, Donna is recognised as a specialist in this area and is able to represent all parties, including children, in such cases.
Donna is a “stand out solicitor for both public and private law children matters. She consistently goes above and beyond to understand her clients’ concerns and is widely respected by practitioners and judges for her common sense approach”. Donna is known for her excellent grasp of the issues in any case, coupled with her practical and conscientious manner. Donna undertakes the majority of her own advocacy, to include complex and lengthy finding of fact and final hearings.
Donna is ‘very strong’, with a ‘consistently excellent legal knowledge’ and ‘a keen sense of humour, which makes her very personable’. (Legal 500)
Named as an Associate to Watch in Chambers and Partners 2019, noting “she receives plaudits for her strength in this area, with one source saying “She has a sharp intellect and exceptional attention to detail, is very good at working with challenging clients and is a highly effective advocate.”
‘Donna Cummins is formidable in the representation of her clients’ cases. She is particularly good when representing teenagers’ (Legal 500)