Roger Williams

Roger Williams

Senior Partner
Roger Williams, senior partner, has practised in Doncaster for more than forty years, 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.

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

Partner
Originally from Sheffield Tony qualified as a Solicitor in 1977 and has a wealth of experience in a wide range of areas of law particularly Conveyancing, Family Law, Will’s and Probate, Commercial Leases and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

He has worked in Armthorpe for nearly 30 years, for 6 of which he ran his own practice, Bell Dallman & Co. Tony has been a partner with Dawson & Burgess since 2010 and is the firm’s Senior Responsible Officer for residential conveyancing and head of the family law department. He is based at our Armthorpe office.

He is a member of Resolution which is an organisation for family lawyers and other professionals in England and Wales who believe in a constructive, non confrontational approach to family law matters. He is also accredited under the Law Society’s Family Accreditation Scheme and is a trained mediator.

Outside of work his interests are music, cricket, football and quizzes.

Mark Toseland

Mark Toseland

Partner
Mark qualified in 1984 and joined Dawson and Burgess in 1986.

He has practised in the area of Wills Probate and Trusts throughout his career.

Lives out in the sticks and professes an affinity and understanding of the countryside. Hobbies include his three daughters, two adoptive children and a destructive dog who keep him fit and honest, and he is an enthusiastic supporter of his wife who competes in triathlons.

Has been a member of Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust for over twenty years and served as vice chairman for over ten years.

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 October 2007 and specialises in Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection matters and Estate Administration.

Kristen has a keen interest in providing services 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. Kristen is now working towards becoming a member of the Society of Trusts & Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Outside of the office, Kristen is kept busy by her two sons and two Labradors!


 

Gemma Canli

Gemma Canli

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

Gemma 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 specialises in family law; including 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 Wills, Conveyancing, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Change of Name Deeds.

Bell Dallman & Co. merged with Dawson & Burgess in September 2010 and Gemma has continued to work in the above areas of law at their Armthorpe office. 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 also handles a claimant caseload dealing with a range of personal injury, road traffic and boundary dispute cases.

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

Outside of work Janice enjoys competing with her daughter and their three dogs at fly-ball competitions with their local fly-ball team.

Sue Toseland

Sue Toseland

Legal Executive
Sue began her legal career in Doncaster in 1983, joining Dawson & Burgess in 2006. She is a Fellow of The Institute of Legal Executives, and Head of the Residential Property Department.

During her career Sue has been responsible for dealing with countless conveyancing transactions and ensuring her clients home move goes as smoothly as possible with all legal safeguards in place. She also offers advice on joint ownership of property, tax implications and gifts of property, and prides herself on providing a personal, friendly and approachable quality service to all her clients.

The amount of continuing and repeat business is testament to the professionalism, dedication and commitment which Sue invariably gives her clients.

When not working, Sue likes to mix socialising with keeping fit, enjoys open water swimming, cycling and triathlon events; completing her first super sprint event in 2013.


Jenny O'Shea

Jenny O'Shea

Legal Executive
Jenny joined Dawson & Burgess in July 2007 and works in the Residential Conveyancing Department alongside her colleague Sue Toseland.

She started her career as a Legal Secretary and after many years decided to study to become a Legal Executive and graduated in 2009.

In her spare time she enjoys walking, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.

Sandra Hawkes

Sandra Hawkes

Conveyancing Executive
Sandra has worked in the legal profession for 41 years and has over 25 years’ experience in dealing with residential conveyancing covering sales and purchases, remortgages, Transfer of Equity, residential leasehold properties and acquisition of residential land plots. She joined Dawson and Burgess in March 2013. Sandra prides herself in giving a good, friendly and quality service to all her clients.

Outside of Work, Sandra enjoys horse riding, socialising and DIY. Most of her weekends and holidays are taken up driving her son and his horses to shows around the country in order to compete on the British Show jumping circuit.

Dawn Hughes

Dawn Hughes

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Dawn started her career in Doncaster in January 1988 and became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2002. She has a wide range of experience in all areas of Family Law including Divorce, Financial Issues, Co-habitee Disputes, Occupation and Non-molestation Orders and all issues concerning children. In addition Dawn prepares Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and change of Name Deeds.

Dawn is well known within the local community and has a strong connection with other professionals and the Courts.

She enjoys socialising and spending time with her family and friends.


Magdalena Musialik

Magdalena Musialik

Legal Assistant
Magdalena was born in Sosnowiec in Poland and has lived in England since 2007. She graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a LLB (Bachelor of Laws) degree in 2013. During her studies she undertook voluntary pro-bono work in Sheffield as well as acting as a legal adviser in the Law Clinic at Sheffield Hallam University. She is currently assisting Tim Sanders (Partner) where she deals mainly with Employment, Commercial and Residential Conveyancing. Occasionally, she assists in other departments with Polish-speaking clients including Civil Litigation.

Outside of work Magdalena’s interests include reading, travels, spending time with friends. Her main passion is animals!

Magdalena has a friendly approach and excellent communication skills therefore if you are looking for an assistance in polish language, whether you are buying or selling a property, need to make a new will, need any advice with employment issues, litigation or family matters feel free to contact us or visit us at our office on South Parade and ask for Magdalena. She will be happy to assist.

Sue Hutchinson

Sue Hutchinson

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Sue joined Dawson & Burgess in 1993 as a Legal Secretary having previously worked in the Legal Department of a large Corporation in the areas of Conveyancing, Litigation and Practice Management.

Sue decided to study with the Institute of Legal Executives and qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in October 2002. She works in the Probate Department as Assistant to Mark Toseland.

In her spare time, Sue has a very keen interest in motor sport and is a member of the Goodwood Road Racing Club and the British Automobile Racing Club – even though she can’t drive! She also enjoys reading and listening to many different types of music.