Pamela Donnellan

Where/when you studied:
Canon Slade School and Sixth Form (1999-2006)
Lancaster University (2006-2009)
College of Law, Manchester (2009-2010)       
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 volunteer assisting student at Manchester University’s Legal Advice Clinic.

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:
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: Trainee Solicitor
Where educated:
Canon Slade School and Sixth Form (1999-2006)
Lancaster University (2006-2009)
College of Law, Manchester (2009-2010)
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: Kings of Leon
Ultimate holiday destination: For relaxation – Mauritius. For sightseeing – anywhere in Asia
Favourite sport/team: Bolton Wanderers
Favourite book: Angela’s Ashes and P.S. I love you
Likes: Food, Holidays and Coronation Street
Dislikes: Clutter and Nuts
Personal ambition: To be able to string a sentence together in Russian