DONNA MAKIN



Since her qualification in 1992, Donna has specialised in defendant personal injury claims arising from road traffic accidents, occupational accidents and exposures and under the Occupiers’ Liability Acts. She advises insurers, corporates, utility companies, charities and public bodies.

Her practice encompasses injuries of the utmost severity, fatal claims and occupational disease claims, particularly asbestos related. She has defended claims for mesothelioma, asbestos related lung cancer and asbestosis in the High Court as well as claims for noise induced hearing loss, occupational asthma and HAVS. She has successfully defended a number of occupational stress claims on behalf of private and public sector clients.

She is also instructed to assist clients with insurance archaeology investigations, inquests and HSE interventions/investigations and has undertaken ‘root and branch’ internal reviews on behalf of local authority clients and corporate clients following catastrophic injuries or large scale asbestos exposures.

She is very experienced in the management of large corporate liability portfolios and working with captive insurance managers.

Recognised as a leader in her field for many years, Donna is known for applying her excellent technical knowledge to the commercial context in which her clients operate.


WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"In her capacity as Partner responsible for personal injury claims, she ensures that we receive swift advice, identifies any means of limiting our liability and provides us with specialist advice which is pragmatic and reliable. Through this process we have successfully defended claims and in other cases negotiated a realistic settlement within the parameters identified in the initial appointment."
Mark Richards, Deputy Director, Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales