About us

Quality, affordable legal services

Gardner Iliff & Dowding is a firm of solicitors dedicated to providing quality and affordable legal services to individuals and businesses.

Our personal services are efficient and offer excellent value at very competitive prices.

For more information, contact us today on 01543 466941 

 At a glance

Over 150 yrs

Established in Cannock

Established in 1864 by James Gardner, the firm has served the town of Cannock since the late nineteenth century.


Satisfied Local Clients

We’ve helped thousands of local clients with legal matters, and that number’s growing every day.


Legal Departments

We have teams ready to work with you on Conveyancing, Accident & Injury, Wills & Probate as well as Family Law.


Fully Qualified Solicitors

Every solicitor at Gardner Iliff & Dowding are 100% fully qualified – as well as being experts in their legal field.

 Our Values

Our values have been at the heart of every personal or business case for over 150 years.

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We believe in absolute quality when providing legal services, but also in your personal experience too.

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We offer excellent value at very competitive prices for any personal or commercial legal need. Talk to us today and ask for a free quotation.

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Our team are fully qualified, proactive and very approachable. We’re here to guide you through every step of the way.

 Our History

Founder of the Firm, James Gardner

James Gardner

PARTNER: 1864/7 - 1872/6

Established in 1864 by James Gardner, the firm has served the town of Cannock since the late nineteenth century. Over the past 150 years we have gained expert knowledge and now offer a full range of legal services.

Our main offices were built in 1895 and previously occupied by the local mining community. The firm was previously located in the former Public Rooms in Cannock and moved to 14-16 Wolverhampton Road in 1960.

 The Future

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Nicholas Dowding has been with Gardner Iliff & Dowding since 1985. He was born in Cannock and still lives here. 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.

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.

Get in touch

If you’re looking for residential, commercial, personal or family legal advice, then Gardner, Iliff & Dowding can help. 

Contact us on 01543 466941 today.