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Pamela Donnellan
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      • 32 Silverwell House
      • Silverwell Street
      • Bolton
      • Lancashire
      • BL1 1PT
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Pamela Donnellan

Where/when you studied:
Canon Slade School and Sixth Form, Lancaster University, College of Law, Manchester      
 
Professional expertise before joining the firm:
Various work experience placements
 
When you joined the firm:
September 2010
 
Department responsibilities (within the firm):
Solicitor in the Family Department
 
Areas of expertise:
I am responsible for organising the firm’s internship scheme with Canon Slade School and attendance at its annual Careers Convention.

I advise on all areas of family law including, divorce, judicial separation and dissolution of civil partnerships including the financial implications and arrangements of each of these, the financial arrangements following the breakdown of a relationship after a couple has been cohabiting, separation agreements, pre-nuptial agreements, arrangements for children after a relationship breakdown and provide advice in relation to all areas of social services involvement with children whether or not there are court proceedings or these are anticipated. 

Committees or organisations (to support the claim of specialist legal expertise):

Member of Resolution
Bolton Law Society Trainee of the Year winner 2011
 
Notable Cases:
 
2015 – Represented a father in care proceedings. The local authority issued an application for an Interim Care Order and sought to remove baby from his parents’ care at birth (my client remained in a relationship with mother who had had an elder child removed from her care and placed for adoption). The parents did not oppose the making of an Interim Care Order but opposed the plan to remove the baby from their care. The plan was successfully challenged and the child remained with parents throughout the proceedings. Assessments of the parents were positive and the child remained in their care following the conclusion of proceedings.
 
What our clients have said about Pamela:
 
Mrs F - May 2018 “I cannot thank Pamela enough for all the work she has done with my divorce and finances. She was always professional, approachable and calm and collected, even when I wasn’t! I always found her advice to be sensible and good and she was always willing to explain in terms I could understand. I have already recommended her to friends too and that says it all. Thank you for supporting me and getting me to a point in my life where I can move on.”
 
Miss M – Feb 2017 “I just want to say a huge thank you for today. Having you representing today has made it a lot easier and I believe that with you being there today, the outcome was a lot more positive.”

“Thank you for all your help and guidance and for making the divorce process relatively painless” (Mrs S Sept 2015)

“Pamela has been extremely helpful, efficient and thoughtful throughout my divorce. She has always been prepared to give me good advice on both process and strategy” (Mr C Jan 2015)

“Thank you for all your hard work, patience and understanding. You have helped to make what was a very hard and difficult time for me much easier to handle. I am very grateful.” (Mr B Oct 2013).

Name: Pamela Donnellan

Position: Solicitor

Where educated: Canon Slade School and Sixth Form, Lancaster University, College of Law, Manchester

First job: Sales Associate at a high street shop

Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, attempting to cook and watching football

Favourite food: Sunday roast with all the trimmings

Favourite film: Shrek, Before Sunrise, Love Actually and Notting Hill

Favourite group/artist: Anything rock/indie

Ultimate holiday destination: For relaxation – Mauritius. For sightseeing – anywhere in Asia

Favourite sport/team: Keeping fit

Favourite book: Angela’s Ashes and P.S. I love you

Likes: Food, Holidays and Coronation Street

Dislikes: Clutter

Personal ambition: To be able to string a sentence together in Russian