"Donna has been brilliant.  I will certainly reinstruct her."   Mrs T

Donna Nicholls

Donna Nicholls

Partner, Head of Department for Family

Donna studied with the Open University for her Degree and Staffordshire University for her Post Graduate Diploma.  After completing her studies Donna worked for the Local Authority in their Public Law Care Team.  Donna joined Pickering & Butters in 2015 as a Trainee and qualified as a Solicitor in 2017. 


Donna undertakes all Family Law work including divorce and associated finances, children issues, pre and post-nuptial agreements and cohabitation disputes.

About Donna

I am the biggest fan of...

Stoke City!  I have held a season ticket for twenty years up keeping a family tradition of attending home matches with my brother and dad every season.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Successfully completing my legal studies whilst raising two children. 

My happiest memory...

The birth of my two children; although I wouldn’t say that the experience of labour was great!

What do you do in your spare time?

Apart from going to Stoke matches, walking my dogs, swimming and reading.