Recently promoted divorce and finance specialist Donna Hart is now Director of Legal Services at The Family Law Company. Working from our Exeter office, Donna takes time out for a quick cup of tea and a break to answer our 10 questions so you can learn more about her.
What do you do at The Family Law Company?
I specialise in divorce and finance cases, dealing with a range of issues including pension cases. I am also team leader for the divorce and finance team ensuring the smooth day to day running of the team.
What is a typical working day for you?
Family law is so varied which is why I love it, but a typical day will be dealing with client files and correspondence which comes in, meeting clients and attending court. In my leadership role I will be organising the team, dealing with any staff issues and encouraging others.
What has been your most defining moment at work to date?
When I won the CILEx Presidents Award for outstanding contribution to CILEx and the legal world. This was a huge honour.
In the office I would say it was encouraging one of our staff members to progress her career – she is doing well and it’s nice to think that you can encourage and motivate someone to do something they may not have had the courage to do, but will be excellent at.
Describe your perfect weekend
Something relaxing with friends and family, although a visit to the coast would be included.
Who inspires you?
On a daily basis – my team – they work really hard and I want to be the best that I can be for them.
Professionally, Richard Branson – I think he’s a great leader and motivator.
What is your favourite TV programme at the moment?
The Great British Bake Off – our team has taken part in the sweepstake – the loser has to bake for the office – it’s a win win situation!
Were you born in Devon?
Yes – I have lived here all my life apart from a short stint in Denmark.
Where is your favourite holiday destination?
Florida, sun, fun and food – all my favourites!
How would your husband describe you?