Geldards LLP

Donna Makin

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Donna joined Geldards in 2003 and heads the Corporate Risk and Insurance team. The team specialises in the defence of employer liability and public liability claims and is highly experienced in acting for self-insured corporates (particularly in the manufacturing sector) and public-sector organisations, as well as insurers.

Donna’s litigation practice predominantly comprises high value industrial disease claims (particularly asbestos related) and fatal and catastrophic accident claims. Her occupational illness experience includes asbestos-related disease, occupational cancers, occupational stress, asthma, HAVS, WRULD and manual handling claims. She also has considerable experience in the defence of occupier liability claims. She is also instructed to represent clients at inquests. She undertakes consultancy work for local authority and corporate clients following catastrophic incidents of large scale asbestos exposures and interventions by the HSE. She is also instructed to undertake panel audits on behalf of insurance clients, to advise upon insurance policy disputes and interpretation and to undertake insurance archaeology and risk management projects.