It’s been an eventful 12 months for Simon Donald, starting with the merger of GRM Law with Greenwoods Solicitors LLP in 2018. He has also tackled ‘a diverse range of cases, with interesting legal aspects.’
Greenwood’s Private Client and Family teams advise HNW individuals, families, entrepreneurs, landowners, estates and trustees on all their legal needs, offering clear and practical advice to help manage their wealth, inheritance and assets. ‘The services we offer alongside our family and matrimonial work include wills, trusts and probate, powers of attorney and deputyship, tax planning and investment, and residential property,’ explains Donald.
‘My Monday morning client can be anyone,’ he continues. ‘More often than not, this will be someone who’s been recommended to me, and who has been told that I can help them deal with whatever issue has arisen in a calm and understanding manner.’
While he has been dubbed a, ‘fierce litigator,’ Donald is keen to stress that it’s a rare situation that calls for fierceness. ‘Predominantly the majority of my matters are settled through careful negotiation and sound advice based on a knowledge of the law,’ he says.
‘This allows me to provide clear advice from the outset on the likely results of any actions, and to consider all the options available. It also allows me to help my clients focus on their preferred outcome and how that can be achieved, either through negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, or litigation.’