Meet Our Team

Below are just a few of the members of our expert team.

Our People

Gardner Iliff & Dowding Solicitors have a strong team of highly experienced solicitors, legal executives and professionals specialising in many aspects of law.
We have been recognised locally by The Best of Cannock web site as ‘providing an efficient, professional range of services.’ Our staff share a wealth of experience and skills, collaborating when dealing with clients’ needs to achieve the best possible service.

We pride ourselves on being approachable and take a great interest in the local community and charities. Our fund raising has helped charities including, Macmillan Cancer Support, Brain Tumour Research and St Giles Hospice through Annual sports events and sponsorship of Chadsmoor Choral Society.

Nicholas Dowding

Nicholas Dowding

Partner: Accident & Injury

Nicholas Dowding has been with Gardner Iliff & Dowding since 1985. He was born in Cannock and still lives in Cannock. He qualified as a Solicitor in 1987, becoming a partner in 1990 and is the son of the former Partner of the firm James Dowding. Nic is a member The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers at Senior Litigator Level. He deals with a range of personal injury cases including road traffic accidents, employers’ liability, product liability and public liability claims. Nic also deals with medical negligence claims. His aim is to seek justice for his clients who, through no fault of their own, have sustained an injury. He is mindful of the stress and disruption such injuries can have on his clients and therefore, aim to deal with such claims in a sympathetic manner and without delay.

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Joanne Hartshorne

Joanne Hartshorne

Partner: Wills, Trusts & Probate

Joanne has been a qualified Solicitor since 2002. After four years in practice in Gloucester and the Cotswolds she joined the Firm in 2006, becoming a partner in 2017. Joanne specialises in Wills, Inheritance Tax, Asset Preservation, Administration of Estates, Lasting Powers of Attorney and applications to the Court of Protection, also acting as a professional Attorney and Deputy for clients. Joanne is aware of the upset and worry such matters often cause clients and with that in mind, works with clients to take the burden from them and help them through the process in a sympathetic and professional manner.

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Kevin Sherriff

Kevin Sherriff

Practising Consultant: Head of Residential & Commercial Property

Kevin joined Gardner Iliff & Dowding in 1973 and qualified as a Solicitor in 1983 – becoming a partner the following year. After 33 years as a partner, Kevin is now a practising consultant with the firm. Kevin has strong local ties having been born in Burntwood and continuing to live there. He is a former Secretary of the Walsall Law Association and was for a time a governor at a local school. Kevin specialises in all aspects of both residential and commercial conveyancing and property transactions and has steered the Residential Conveyancing Department through the Conveyancing Quality Scheme gaining the appropriate accreditations.

01543 431 150

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Carolyn Roscoe

Carolyn Roscoe

Associate Solicitor: Personal Injury

Carolyn has over 12 years’ experience dealing with Claimant personal injury matters, and pursues a wide variety of claims including accidents at work, public/occupiers liability and road traffic accidents. She is a Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Carolyn deals with both physical and psychological injuries ranging from straight forward injuries and accidents circumstances to more complex issues.

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Arti Dhall

Arti Dhall

Associate Solicitor: Commercial Property

Arti has been a qualified Solicitor since 2001 and has extensive experience working in international commercial law firms and running her own legal practice. Arti joined the firm in 2013 and advises clients on a range of commercial matters. Arti specialises in all areas of Commercial and Residential Property including sales and aquisitions, business sales and purchases, advising landlords and tenants on lease negotiations, lease renewals, commercial legal charges, development work as well as site set up and residential plot sales on development sites.

01543 431 123

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Maxine Davies

Maxine Davies

Associate Solicitor: Wills, Trusts & Probate

Maxine qualified as a Solicitor in 2007 and worked at a large firm in Wolverhampton for a number of years until joining GID in January 2014. Maxine specialises in the preparation of Wills, applications for Probate, Administration of Estates, Asset Preservation, Lasting Powers of Attorney and advising and assisting with Court of Protection matters. Maxine is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) which is a worldwide professional association which sets professional standards for those advising families on Wills, Trust and Estate Administration matters.

01543 431 118

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Jackie Lee

Jackie Lee

Associate Solicitor: Family Law

Jackie has been a qualified Solicitor since 2006 and has been a member of the Law Society Family Law Accreditation Scheme for over 5 years which is a recognition of her high level of knowledge, skills and experience and practice in the area of family law. Jackie specialises in all aspects arising out of a relationship breakdown including Divorce, Financial Remedies ancillary to Divorce Proceedings, Child Arrangements, Injunctions and Cohabitation cases.

01543 431 119

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Paula Bladon

Paula Bladon

Associate Solicitor: Residential Conveyancing

A Solicitor since 2006, Paula specialises in all types of property work; including freehold and leasehold residential sales and purchases, buy to let, transfers, transfers of equity, mortgages, rectification and easements.

01543 431 155

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Louise Saha

Louise Saha

Chartered Legal Executive: Residential Conveyancing

Louise looks after all aspects of residential Conveyancing, from sales and purchases, remortgages and transfers of equity. Louise qualified as a Fellow of The Institute of Legal Executives in 2005 and joined our firm in June 2006. Louise is married with two children.

01543 431 157

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John Goucher

John Goucher

Chartered Legal Executive: Residential Conveyancing

John qualified as Fellow of The Institute of Legal Executives in 1983. He has worked in private practice in Stafford for 34 years and specialises in all aspects of residential conveyancing.

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Helen Phillips

Helen Phillips

Chartered Legal Executive: Wills, Trusts & Probate

Helen qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 1993. Helen joined the firm in September 2009 having previously worked in Walsall for 21 years. Helen specialises in: Advising on and preparing Wills, Inheritance Tax Planning, Administration of Estates, Obtaining Grants of Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Deputy applications to the Court of Protection and Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney.

01543 431 112

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Elaine Holloway

Elaine Holloway

Associate Legal Executive: Personal Injury

Elaine has experience of dealing with all aspects of personal injury claims including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, public liability claims such as trips and slips and occupiers liability claims such as accidents in supermarkets. She has helped to bring multi-million pound claims to a successful conclusion and she has experience and knowledge of brain injury claims and medical negligence claims.

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Wendy Steele

Wendy Steele

Legal Assistant: Residential Conveyancing

Wendy specialises in all aspects of residential conveyancing which relate to sales and purchases. Wendy has worked in the residential conveyancing sector for 35 years and has worked her way up the career ladder from a Legal Secretary to the role as an experienced  Conveyancing Legal Assistant. Wendy enjoys working with a variety of different people in any one transaction and strives to make her client’s moving experiences go as smoothly and as stress-free as possible.

01543 431 156

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Peter Beech

Peter Beech

Practice Manager

Peter is our Practice Manager and has been with the firm since 1988.

01543 431 109

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