Donna Smy

Donna Smy

Supervising Department Director,
Private Client


19 Town Square
SS14 1BD

Fax: 01268 240001


Donna Smy joined Palmers Solicitors in May 2019 as a partner in the Wills and Probate department, based at our offices in Basildon before becoming a department director in 2021.

She has particular expertise in matters including Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), Enduring Powers of Attorney, General Powers of Attorney, Administration of Estates, Court of Protection applications, Declarations of Trust and the creation, termination and management of trusts.

Donna works with a range of clients, including private individuals, business clients considering succession within their Wills, farming clients considering the best way to deal with agricultural assets within their Wills and attorneys, deputies, trustees and executors.

Donna trained and qualified with Palmers Solicitors in September 2008. She then joined another Essex-based law firm in 2012, before becoming Head of Wills and Probate and a salaried Partner there.

Along with other members of the Wills and Probate department, Donna is a Dementia Friend.

Away from the office, Donna loves to bake, especially with her young twins.

Donna Smy – Donna did a brilliant job with all the legal requirements relating to the completion/closing of matter. She offered good advice and provided a very professional legal service. I found her to be very approachable and communication was regularly provided to me by Donna relating to the progress of all the requirements which had to be fulfilled. I had total trust in Donna and her assistant. Her professional help and advice helped me a lot personally, during a difficult time. I would not hesitate to recommend Donna Smy to anyone who requires legal services, and I will certainly use her services again in the future when/if I require them. Thank you!

L V, Essex, January 2023

Donna Smy – Great Service,  very prompt and helpful’.

Mr D T, Basildon, August 2022

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