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Posted by familylaw on 1st July 2009

Congratulations to Donna Hart, a member of our Family Team in Exeter, who has recently qualified as Legal Executive to become a member of the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX).

Donna, who joined the company in 2005, has completed her vocational training to graduate as a lawyer, thanks to the support of her colleagues, family and friends.

Donna’s story is one of dedication and perseverance, working her way up from office junior to lawyer. Despite having a full time job, a husband and a mortgage, Donna has spent the past five years juggling a career, study, revision and family life.

Having qualified as as a lawyer her role strengthens our highly successful Family Law Team at the firm.

I am delighted that I have gained my full legal executive status whilst working at Hartnell Chanot” said Donna. “With their support I have had the opportunity to gain real-world experience and practical skills at the same time as studying, and I now have a wonderful career as a family lawyer at one of the largest family law specialists’ in the country.”

Stephen Sowden, Partner, said, “Donna is an ambitious, talented lawyer who has already gained some great experience in her four years with us. She has proved herself to be a committed individual who is focused on high quality client care and is completely in tune with the firm’s approach to look at client’s family problems as matters which need to be solved, not battles that need to be fought. ”

Donna joins our team of thirteen professionals providing expert advice and support to clients going through a divorce, separation or family dispute.


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