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Family Law Group
Exchange Building
Rooms D&E, Second Floor
16 St Cuthberts Street
MK40 3JG
Family Law Group
Exchange Building
Rooms D&E, Second Floor

Donato is an SQE Apprentice Solicitor initially joining Family Law Group in September 2017. He was previously based in the Milton Keynes office before moving and assisting with the opening of the Bedford office in February 2021.

Donato specialises in both legally aided public and private law children matters, domestic abuse matters and represents parents throughout the Public Law Outline process. He also accepts instructions from privately paying clients who are not eligible for Legal Aid.

Donato initially completed a nine-month placement with Family Law Group in 2017, before returning to the University of Brighton and obtaining a 2:1 in his LLB Law with Business degree in 2019. He is now undergoing training as a Solicitor, undertaking the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

Donato is passionate about helping vulnerable clients through what can be the most stressful and challenging times of their lives. He is highly approachable, building positive rapports and working closely with his clients to achieve their desired outcomes. Donato is committed to ensuring that justice is accessible to all members of society, considering it imperative that the voices of his clients are heard throughout Court proceedings.

Outside of his career, Donato plays football at a competitive level and enjoys spending time with family and friends. He loves to travel and speaks fluent Italian.

Donato can be contacted on 01234 515000 or

I just wanted to thank you and the team for all the hard work you done for my case! And I’m so sorry I haven’t said this sooner! You helped with not only the legal case but also with my personal housing to make sure I always kept custody of xxx! I feel like you all had my back throughout the proceedings and held my hand though some very hard times! I have never heard of a law firm to be so kind and considerate! You were all so gentle and understanding from the very start! I will be recommending you very highly if anyone finds themselves needing legal  representation! Thank you to Yourself, Hayley, Reece , Ewa, Natasha and of course Samuel plus the rest of the amazing team you have working alongside you! The work you all do really is inspiring, you are changing and saving life’s! I am so thankful to have had you all working so tirelessly on my case! The fact we got the case the the royal court of justice feels surreal even now, you all helped secure a better future for me and xxx and we will ever be thankful to you guys at Bedfordshire family law! Please keep doing what you are doing, I couldn’t fault anything! Thanks so much and take care all 
I had the absolute pleasure of having this company represent me in proceedings, Donato was instructed as my solicitor and he did a amazing job, I got a fantastic heart warming life changing outcome and through out Donato was persistent and understanding of my feelings and problems. Always ensuring my voice was heard! Communication was efficient and excellent, couldn't of asked for any better. Donato assured me every step of the way and guided me brilliantly, above and beyond to ensure my position was made clear and my feelings was made aware, from the bottom of my heart thankyou so much Donato for your dedication to my case and successfully keeping me and my family together, I will always come to Bedford Family Law for future assistance if ever needed!
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I would like to take this opportunity too just to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to both Hayley and Donato for all your consistent, thorough and reassuring advice and efforts throughout the whole of these proceedings. You have been an absolutely amazing legal team and not let me down once. I’m full of gratitude.

I wanted to share my experience with family law, the team were so professional and supportive in a very stressful, and emotional time. Donato has been very helpful in explaining everything and he took the time to listen and reassure me.

Donato was amazing from start to finish. Would highly recommend. Take their advice and there should be no problems with the outcome.

I worked with Donato who was always friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about what was going on and gave very good advice for what to do moving forwards with the process. The process came to a quick and fruitful conclusion and a lot of that is down to him so thank you very much!

I needed help and I received that above and beyond. Donato did a fantastic job. I thank him so much for all of his hard work.