Adrienne is an experienced family lawyer, having over 23 years’ experience advising and representing clients upon all aspects of relationship breakdown including;

  • Divorce
  • Financial issues upon divorce
  • Child arrangements and specific issues in connection with children including relocation, medical treatment and schooling.
  • Disputes between unmarried couples.

An additional, and significant part of Adrienne’s practice is advising and assisting clients in the specialist area of relationship planning, drafting, negotiating and finalising pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements to protect their wealth.

Adrienne is a member of Resolution, and endeavours to deal with cases in a conciliatory and non- confrontational way but is robust when necessary. Adrienne is known for her down to earth, no nonsense practical approach, to ensure cases proceed efficiently, and always strives to achieve the best results for her clients.

Adrienne has acted in numerous mid to high-net worth cases including those with complex business, trust or pension elements for business owners, media and sports personalities and other professionals including doctors, lawyers, members of the armed forces and other uniformed services or their spouses. Adrienne also has significant experience in complex matrimonial farming cases.

Adrienne is also experienced in representing clients in cases in which one party has received significant compensation following a personal injury or other claim, and for protected parties through a litigation friend when they unfortunately lack the capacity to provide instructions themselves.

Adrienne has built strong relationships with leading accountants, independent financial advisors and matrimonial finance barristers in Wales, ensuring the best advice and representation is secured for all of her clients.

Following her move to Wales, Adrienne quickly built a reputation as one of the leading family solicitors in Cardiff and she is ranked in the legal directories Chambers and the Legal 500 for Family and Matrimonial Law in Wales, and described as ‘phenomenally efficient’, ‘organised, sensible’ and that she provides robust advice and has a lovely manner with clients.

Adrienne is also listed as a Leading Lawyer by Wiselaw.

Through her many years’ experience as a family lawyer, Adrienne has gained a true appreciation of how difficult going through a separation and/or divorce can be for some of her clients, and she is helpful and supportive every step of the way to enable them to navigate the process with the least acrimony and distress.

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What clients say

"Organised, sensible, provides robust advice and has a lovely manner with clients"

Chambers & Partners 2024

"Thank you again for getting me through the hard times. I couldn’t have done it without you!’"

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"Adrienne Donneky is plain-talking and communicates very directly with clients and opponents alike. She is very friendly and down to earth. She gets to the heart of the issues in a case really quickly and inspires a lot of confidence from her clients."

Legal 500 2024

"She is phenomenally efficient"

Chambers & Partners 2024

"It was a real pleasure to meet you and have you on my side during a most emotional time’"

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