Jane Gale LLB – Managing Partner

Jane qualified as a solicitor in October 1990. She has always specialised in family work and advises on all aspects of relationship breakdown between married, unmarried and same sex couples…



Philippa Curran LLB – Partner

Philippa has been with odonnells since 1998, progressing from trainee solicitor to Associate, and now partner. Over the years, she has handled a varied civil and private client case load and since returning to work after maternity leave in 2009, has concentrated on mental health and mental capacity work…



Laura Wilson LLB – Solicitor

Laura completed her post graduate training at Northumbria University having gained her LLB at Newcastle University, before undertaking her training contract at odonnells and qualifying as a solicitor in May 2014…



Ruth Muncaster BA – Solicitor

Prior to commencing her specialist training in mental health law with odonnells, Ruth graduated with a 2:1 BA(hons) in history from Lancaster University in 2006 and went on to receive commendations from BPP Law School, Manchester in the Post Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course…



Lucy Gorst BA – Solicitor

Lucy qualified as a solicitor in 2005 having completed her training in Leeds and York specialising in family law.  Lucy moved to Cumbria with her husband and first child in 2006 where she continued to practice as a solicitor representing clients going through family difficulties.



Kirsty Nickson LLB – Solicitor

Kirsty initially gained a BA Honours Degree in English and History but, after having three children, decided that the law was the career path for her. Kirsty began further studies and obtained her LLB locally at Edge Hill University before going on to gain a post graduate diploma in legal practice at Liverpool John Moore’s University.



Tracey Tourish

Tracey joined the firm in February 2016 to work alongside John O’Donnell and Laura Wilson in the mental health tribunal team.  She is currently working towards becoming a member of the Law Society specialist mental health panel.



Kirsten Bradley LLB – Solicitor

Kirsten graduated from Liverpool John Moores University before completing her Diploma in Legal Practice at the College of Law, Chester…


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Jaime Robinson

Jaime graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in 2014 with an LLB Hon and continued with her legal training by completing her post graduate diploma in Legal Practice with a distinction in 2015…


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Gareth Miller LLB – Solicitor

Gareth completed his LLB at the University of Leeds, graduating with a 2:1 and then worked in an executive officer role with the civil service, HM Revenue & Customs…



John O’Donnell LLB – Consultant

Born in Durham, John graduated with an LLB in 1973 from Leeds University and was admitted as a solicitor in 1976. He is a member and assessor of the Law Society Mental Health Review Tribunal Panel, a member of MIND…