Part of the Gosport Community since 1946

Founded in 1946, Donnelly & Elliott has been a part of the Gosport high street for over 70 years, making it one of the longest standing legal firms in Gosport.

Legal support for people on the go

Donnelly & Elliott understands that life is short and people are busy. That’s why we offer an efficient and personal service, that lets you get back to what you love doing.

Legal services for all businesses

We work alongside our clients, delivering effective results for clients both in the Gosport area and nationwide.

Community First

Donnelly & Elliott is a community-focused law firm, serving Gosport and the surrounding areas. We work alongside our clients, both private and commercial, to reach a positive solution to their legal problems.

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I have found your service very professional and yet personal too. I appreciate all the hard work you have put in on our behalf ,and the generous reflection shown in the invoice. Many thanks to you and your team.

Having been a client for over 20 years, my experience has been excellent. We would not keep coming back if it wasn't. From property conveyancing to general legal advice they have always provided practical and no nonsense solutions.

I just wanted to thank you for all the work that you have done on my Uncle's estate. I really didn't realise how complicated this would have been and I appreciate your time and diligence on this.

Efficient, friendly service

Great staff, well looked after.

Meet the Team


Amanda Adamson
Head of Family Law

Amanda started her journey in law whilst working in the accounts team at Highbury College, where she would study evenings, she was soon offered a paralegal position in 1998 at a local law firm. She continued to train until she become a qualified CILEx Lawyer and in 2004, became a Fellow of the Institute.


Amanda then moved to a Fareham based law firm specialising in Family, where she worked her way up to be a partner and owner. Looking to spend more time with clients and refocus on supporting families, Amanda has now joined the Donnelly & Elliot team as Head of Family Law.


Amanda has vast experience in all aspects of Family law including; dealing with the technical aspects of divorce, finances, private children matters, prenuptial agreements and cohabitation cases. She can also support those who are going through divorce that have complex and valuable assets, such as large pensions and high profile cases. Amanda has previously acted for a family member of a rock star. Amanda is a member of Resolution and an Accredited member of Resolution specialising in Advanced Financial Cases and Children Cases.


In her spare time Amanda enjoys painting and photography.


Emma Beckhurst
Legal Executive - Wills, Trust and Probate

Emma worked as a legal secretary before qualifying  as a Legal Executive in 2013. Having working in Wills, Trusts & Probate for over 12 years, Emma is well equipped to offer comprehensive legal advice on Wills, Trusts, Administration of Estates, Declarations of Trust (covering the co-ownership of property), and affairs of the elderly, including Lasting Powers of Attorney, registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney and applications to the Court of Protection for Deputy Appointments.

Emma joined Donnelly & Elliott’s Wills, Trust and Probate team in October 2020, and works alongside Roz Wyeth to support our local community.

In her spare time, Emma likes to spend time with her family and friends. She also enjoys traveling, reading, walking and going to the theatre.

Find out more about Emma


Bonnie Goldring
Conveyancing Assistant

Bonnie joined Donnelly & Elliott Conveyancing team as Conveyancing Assistant in February 2020. After qualifying from Portsmouth University in 2018 with a Law and business degree, Bonnie has worked in conveyancing since June 2019 and specialises in the sale and purchase of residential properties.


Gill Green
Legal Secretary - Family

Gill is an experienced Secretary who has been part of the team since 1998, making her the longest standing employee here at Donnelly and Elliott.

Gill works in the family department at our Gosport and Waterlooville offices. Gill has also previously worked in the litigation department and was co-founder John Donnelly’s  personal assistant.


Louise Warner
Regional Facilities Manager

Louise runs reception and has worked for the Donnelly & Elliott since 2001. Over the years Louise has become the face of Donnelly & Elliott. Both long-standing and new clients rely on Louise’s knowledge of the firm and the local area.

As well as office administrator duties, Louise organises the firm’s charity work. This includes working with Social Services to collect food bank items and Mission Christmas to collect presents for young children.

Louise enjoys baking for friends and family and gardening. She has previously won three awards for her work in her own garden and the office’s flower baskets.


Andrew Paul
Conveyancing Manager

Andrew joined the Donnelly & Elliott Conveyancing team as Conveyancing Manager in November 2020. Andrew qualified as a Chartered Legal  Executive in 2003 and specialises in residential property. Andrew supports clients with the sale and purchase of property, remortgaging and lease extensions.


Outside of work, Andrew enjoys watching and playing sport and walking his dogs in the countryside.


Jo Purdy
Conveyancing Assistant

Jo joined the Donnelly & Elliott Conveyancing team in November 2020. Jo has been working in residential conveyancing for over 35 years.


Roz Wyeth
Head of Wills, Trusts & Probate

After taking time to raise her four children, Roz Wyeth returned to work in 2002 by becoming a legal secretary. Displaying an aptitude for managing cases, she was encouraged and sponsored to study a degree with the Institute of Legal Executives.

‘It wasn’t something I had considered before, but I was enjoying the work, so it made sense,’ she explains. ‘I like working with numbers, so I found the figure work involved in estate administration and probate very satisfying and I also love working with the elderly.’

In 2013, Roz moved firms to not only deal with cases of wills, trust administration, probate and lasting powers of attorney, but take responsibility for establishing and developing an office in Gosport. After two years, she made the decision to live in Gosport and devote all her time to serving its local community.

Roz joined Donnelly & Elliott in July 2019, and is delighted to be heading up its Wills Trust and Probate department.  When not spending time with her four children and six grandchildren, Roz can be found at football matches cheering on Arsenal Football Club, a devotion she has inherited from her father.

Find out more about Roz


Sarah Pearce
Legal Secretary - Wills, Trust and Probate

Sarah works in the Wills Trust and Probate department and is secretary to Roz Wyeth.

She joined the team at Donnelly and Elliott in June 2019. Along with great communication skills, Sarah prides herself in her ability to complete large workloads in a short amount of time. Her success in our Wills, Trusts and Probate team is because of her understanding nature with clients. Sarah also demonstrates great team working skills which is evident throughout the whole department.

Sarah has a keen interest in motorcycles and enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.


Tracey Liff
Legal Secretary - Wills, Trust and Probate

Tracey joined the team in November 2020 as a secretary. She started her career as an office junior and then carried out all in house training to become a legal secretary. Tracey has been working in the legal sector for 19 years predominantly in the Conveyancing department and has recently moved to the Wills, Trust and Probate team.

Outside of work Tracey enjoys walking, spending time with her grandchildren and seeing new sights on holiday.


Sue Ball
Principal Lawyer, Head of Employment & Southern Region

Sue is Head of Employment Law. Praised for her combination of common sense and expert knowledge, she offers advice to commercial clients on all employment matters and has also handled complex cases for individual employees.

From defending claims for damages and allegations of breached restrictive covenants or franchise agreements, to helping a multi-national organisation achieve the favourable resolution of a claim from its former CEO, Sue has successfully represented clients in the civil courts and at employment tribunal.

Sue enjoys sharing her legal and HR knowledge with organisations in the fast-moving world of sport, particularly football. Sue understands the issues that are specific to the industry and deals with the many legal elements involved in employment contracts for non-playing staff at a very senior level. She regularly gives advice and support to individuals in contractual negotiations and disputes with Clubs in the Premiership, Championship and lower divisions. She also provides employment and HR advice to Clubs.

Sue is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, and is a specialist trained ADR workplace mediator.

Sue is recommended in the Legal 500 2019.


Jane Pethick
Team Assistant - Employment Law

Jane works as a Team Assistant to both the Corporate & Commercial and Employment teams. Jane provides day to day support transcribing documents and being the first point of contact for clients.

Jane started work as an Office Junior in Dyer Burdett, which later became Verisona Law and joined forces with Donnelly & Elliott.

In her spare time Jane enjoys socialising with friends and family and spending time with her French Bulldog, Ernie.


Lucy Davies
Legal Assistant - Residential Property

Lucy joined the team at Donnelly & Elliott Conveyancing in February as Legal Assistant. Lucy joined us from the Police and now supports the residential conveyancing team.

In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit at her local CrossFit gym.