Donna Payne is unusual among private wealth lawyers in combining over 20 years’ experience in the field alongside family dispute work. The family work has led to a strong focus on advising on economic coercion/control, ‘romance fraud’ and protection of the vulnerable in the private wealth arena. She has a leading reputation for using her mediation and resolution skills to achieve fair and reasonable outcomes in family disputes, including contested trusts and probate cases. Donna ran her own practice for over a decade before joining Sherrards and began her legal career in London.
Donna has specialist accreditations for Family Law & Mediation with Resolution and has been the recipient of a number of awards for her family law work. Donna takes a pragmatic approach and works to find practical solutions for her clients’ needs and wishes.
Donna was recommended in the Legal 500 2020 as a ‘Rising Star’. This is the legal directories guide to associates who make a real difference to the practice.