Kristen Craig

Kristen Craig

Partner
Kristen joined Dawson & Burgess in June 2013 after spending over 10 years with another Doncaster firm and became a partner in April 2014.

She qualified as a Solicitor in 2007 and specialises in wills, powers of attorney, court of protection matters and estate administration.

Kristen is committed to providing a friendly, approachable service for the elderly client and is more than happy to visit clients in their own home. She is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly, an independent national organisation of lawyers, who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. She also acts as an Attorney or Deputy for clients who are unable to manage their own affairs.

Kristen is also an active member of Doncaster and District Law Society and currently acts as Membership Officer with her partner Janice Oxley.

Outside of the office, Kristen is kept busy by her two sons and two Labradors! She is also Chair of the charity at the school which her two sons attend.

Gemma Canli

Gemma Canli

Partner
Gemma was born in Doncaster and is pleased to be able to practice law in her home town.

She joined Bell Dallman & Co. in September 2007 as a trainee Solicitor and trained in numerous areas of law, after leaving Sheffield University with an LLB (Hons) Law Degree and Legal Practice Post Graduate Diploma.

She qualified as a Solicitor in September 2009 and is head of the Family Law Team, which covers divorce, financial issues, matrimonial conveyancing, occupation and non-molestation orders, co-habitee disputes and children matters. She is a member of Resolution. In addition, she deals with conveyancing, wills, probate and lasting powers of attorney.

Gemma prides herself on the personal touch that she offers her clients and often becomes the Solicitor for whole families, having built up a relationship with them and guiding them through a whole range of needs, rather than clients having to use a different solicitor for each issue.

When Bell Dallman & Co. merged with Dawson & Burgess in September 2010 Gemma has continued to work in the above areas of law at their Armthorpe office and is a highly regarded member of the team. She became a partner in April 2015.

In her spare time, Gemma enjoys spending time with her family and socialising with friends.

Janice Oxley

Janice Oxley

Partner
Janice is a Chartered Legal Executive and head of the firm’s Litigation Department. Janice qualified in 2004 and became a partner in September 2016.

Janice has extensive experience and is highly regarded by her local authority clients in her dealing and handling of claims. She deals mainly with fast track and multi-track highway, employer’s liability and public liability claims.

Janice handles a claimant caseload dealing with a range of personal injury, road traffic and boundary dispute cases. She also undertakes debt recovery for both business and private clients, landlord and tenant disputes and contentious probate cases.

Janice is happy to provide external training to local authority clients on a range of topics.

Janice is also an active member of the Doncaster and District Law Society and currently acts as Membership Officer with her partner Kristen Craig.

Outside of work Janice enjoys a range of outdoor activities with her 4 dogs.

Tony Henshaw LLB

Tony Henshaw LLB

Partner
Tony studied law at Hull University and completed his Law Society Finals in Manchester. He trained as a solicitor with Towell’s Solicitors in Wakefield and qualified in 1995.

Tony initially specialised in accidents at work and industrial disease claims representing members of a trade union in the West Yorkshire area, with a number of cases reaching the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords/Supreme Court. In 2005 he established Henshaw Pratt Solicitors with colleague Neil Pratt dealing exclusively with personal injury, industrial disease and clinical negligence claims. The firm later merged with Kenyon Son and Craddock and he now joins Dawson and Burgess as a result of our merger in April 2022.

Tony now undertakes a wide range of litigation work to include personal injury/clinical negligence, contentious probate, property and commercial disputes.

Outside of work Tony is an active member of Doncaster Hockey Club and enjoys playing, coaching and umpiring the game.


Roger Williams

Roger Williams

Consultant
Roger Williams has practised in Doncaster since 1968 which is also when he joined Dawson and Burgess, so has many years experience, covering many areas of private practice, but the greater part of his work is in the commercial and property fields, including work for NHS and other public bodies.

He is also a past President of the Doncaster and District Law Society.

Outside the office Roger has served for many years as a school governor, and also undertakes charity work, being a member and past president of Doncaster Rotary Club, as well as having a lifelong involvement with the Scout movement.

A keen walker and climber, Roger is seldom happier than when he is out on the mountain tops.

Tony Dallman

Tony Dallman

Consultant
Originally from Sheffield, Tony qualified as a Solicitor in 1977 and has worked in the Doncaster area for over 30 years, building up a loyal following of clients.

He has a wide range of experience in many areas of law but now concentrates on residential and commercial conveyancing, commercial leases and private client work. Tony is dedicated to giving a personal and professional efficient service to all his clients at all times.

For over 14 years, he was a local Complaints Officer for the Law Society, helping resolve disputes between clients and their solicitors in a non-confrontational way.

Outside of work he enjoys music, cricket, football and quizzes which he takes far too seriously!

Mark Toseland

Mark Toseland

Consultant
Mark has been with Dawson and Burgess since 1986, having begun his career in Doncaster in 1981 and qualifying as a Solicitor in 1984.

Throughout his career Mark has specialised in giving private client advice, in particular the drafting of appropriate wills, winding up of estates and administration of trusts.

He is able to advise on protection of family assets by, for example, putting in place suitable powers of attorney, the use of property trust wills to protect the family home, and the efficient administration of estates for the benefit of your family and beneficiaries.

Mark is particularly proud to have been, for 30 years, a Trustee of Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust, and also a Trustee of Aurora Care to Give cancer charity, in which role he makes a reluctant and humble appearance in the annual fashion show.

Outside of the office he is kept busy with an ever growing family, two unruly dogs and is put to shame by his wife who is regular triathlon competitor.

Sandra Hawkes

Sandra Hawkes

Conveyancing Executive
Sandra has worked in the legal profession for 46 years. She joined Dawson and Burgess in March 2013 following the closure of Atteys Solicitors.

She has over 35 years experience dealing with residential conveyancing, covering sales and purchases, buy to let properties, remortgages, transfer of equity, residential leasehold properties and acquisition of residential land plots including new builds.

Sandra prides herself in giving a good, friendly and quality of service to all her clients and the amount of repeat business and recommendation is testament to the professionalism, dedication and commitment that she gives to her clients.

Sandra ensures she does all she can to reach her clients expectations and their transaction runs smoothly from start to finish.

Outside of Work, Sandra enjoys horse riding, socialising and DIY.


Magdalena Musialik

Magdalena Musialik

Solicitor
 Magdalena handles a wide variety of residential and commercial property transactions. She also helps with translation in other departments with Polish-speaking clients including employment, family and civil litigation.

Magdalena has a friendly approach and excellent communication skills. Therefore, if you are looking for any assistance feel free to contact her at: mm@dawsonandburgess.co.uk or by telephone on 01302 349463 to arrange an appointment.

Magdalena was born in Sosnowiec in Poland and has lived in England since 2007. She graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a 2:1 Bachelor of Laws Degree in 2013 and joined Dawson and Burgess in summer 2013.

She studied a Legal Practice Course part time at NTU Law School which she completed in June 2017 achieving Commendation. Subsequently, Magdalena began her training contract with Dawson and Burgess as a trainee Solicitor in August 2017 and qualified as a Solicitor in April 2019.

Outside of work Magdalena enjoys cooking and spending time with her friends and family (whenever time permits!)

Victoria Sladdin

Victoria Sladdin

Solicitor
Vicky qualified as a solicitor in 1992, after completing her law degree in North Staffordshire, and her Law Society Finals Exam at the college of Law in York.

She joined a local Doncaster law firm in 1990 as a trainee Solicitor, and, after qualifying as a Solicitor, subsequently became a partner there. Vicky continued to practice law in Doncaster, with another local firm until September 2018. Vicky returns to her legal roots, joining Dawson and Burgess in April 2022, after a period of working for a Leeds based company.

Vicky specialises in all aspects of private client law including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection applications, and Estate Administration.

Vicky provides a sensitive and professional approach to what can be an extremely difficult time in people’s lives, guiding clients through this and taking satisfaction in making the process as easy as it can be. She also enjoys providing solutions and advice to client’s when making their Wills and Powers of Attorneys, providing a friendly face and excellent client service.

Vicky is a full member of STEP – the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, which is a global professional body, comprising lawyers, accountants, trustees and other practitioners that help families plan for their futures. Membership and the TEP designation, demonstrates commitment to high professional standards and ensures continual professional development.

Outside of the office, Vicky enjoys spending time with her family and friends, is a keen rock music fan and enjoys live music. She also spends a lot of time walking her dog and has recently taken up (very slow) running.