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Donna Leigh
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      • 2nd floor, 3 Hardman Square
      • Spinningfields
      • Manchester
      • M3 3EB
      • 0161 834 4722
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Donna Leigh

Where/when you studied: Hesketh Fletcher High School – 1987 to 1992, Wigan College – 1992 – 1994, Nottingham University - 1994 to 1997 (Degree in Law), Manchester Metropolitan University – 2003 to 2004 (Legal Practice Course)

Professional expertise before joining the firm: After graduating I worked as a Law Costs Draftsman for 6 years. I was a trainee Solicitor here at Fieldings Porter from 2004 to 2006. I then worked as a Family Solicitor at 3 large high street solicitor firms over the past 14 years before coming back to Fieldings Porter.

When you joined the firm: January 2021

Department responsibilities (within the firm): I am a Solicitor in the Family Department

Areas of special legal expertise: I advise on all areas of private family work. I represent clients in obtaining a Divorce, dissolution of Civil Partnerships and Judicial Separation. I have extensive experience in resolving all financial aspects of a relationship breakdown, to include upon divorce and also with regard to un-married property disputes (cohabitation). I advise on and prepare Separation Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements and Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements. I represent parents in private children disputes, including representation at Court hearings. I also advise on domestic abuse issues, including representation in Non-Molestation Order and Occupation Order applications.

Committees or organisations (to support the claim of specialist legal expertise): I am a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Private Children and Finances

What our clients say about Donna:

August 2021 - "All aspects of my dealings with yourself & your company have been dealt with in such a professional & timely manner. First class service from yourself & the rest of the team. Thank you all, would certainly recommend to family & friends. Many thanks indeed."

Name: Donna Leigh
Position: Family Solicitor
Where educated: Hesketh Fletcher High School, Wigan College, Nottingham University
First job: Shop assistant at Greenhalgh’s Bakery in Atherton
Hobbies: Running, walking (especially with my border terrier Wilf), eating out, baking, watching live music
Favourite food: Everything, but I especially love Italian food
Favourite film: Withnail & I
Favourite group/artist: James
Ultimate holiday destination: Yorkshire
Favourite sport/team: Don’t have a favourite team. Sport : I’ve watched my husband at a lot of fell-races so I’ll say fell-running
Favourite book: All books by Marian Keyes
Likes: My dog, my friends, my family, eating, walking in the countryside and any combination of the above
Dislikes: Cruelty to animals and blue cheese
Personal ambition: To visit Australia and New Zealand