Stefan Donnelly



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Stefan joined Birketts in February 2020 having completed his training contract with a firm based in Norwich. Stefan works within the Family Team in our Cambridge and Norwich offices and advises on all areas of private family law.

Stefan graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Geography and Sport Science (BSc) from Loughborough University in 2014. Stefan then subsequently undertook the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at the University of East Anglia and graduated with a Commendation in 2015. Having taken a year out to travel, Stefan then enrolled on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) with BPP in Cambridge and achieved a Commendation, studying part-time whilst completing his training contract.

Stefan advises on a wide range of family issues including divorce, civil partnerships, financial settlement, child arrangements and disputes between unmarried couples. Stefan also has experience in preparing and implementing pre and post nuptial agreements as well as cohabitation and separation agreements. 

Stefan is passionate about achieving the best outcome for his clients and trying to reach a resolution without the need for formal court proceedings. Stefan also takes pride in providing clear and sensible legal advice in cases where resources are more limited, so that parties’ are able to resolve matters in the most cost effective way.

Stefan is a member of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association) – a national group of family lawyers whose aim is to resolve disputes in a conciliatory fashion.

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Outside of work Stefan enjoys watching and competing in Motorsport having previously raced in Historic Formula Ford, the Lotus Cup UK and Lotus Cup Europe series. For 2020, Stefan intends to compete in the Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship. 

Stefan is also a keen skier and cyclist and enjoys visiting the Alps as and when he can. This year Stefan intends to undertake a 100 mile bike ride around East Anglia, in order to raise money for the Big C charity – a charity that supports more than 8,000 individuals a year in the Norfolk and Waveney area who are told that they have cancer.

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