Family Law

Expertise ● Child contact, Residence and Care Proceedings● Child abduction● Injunctions and Domestic violence● Parental Responsibility Agreements● Divorce and separation● Civil Partnership● Inheritance claims● Co-habitees’ disputes including property disputes Any issues relating to your family are stressful and these need to be resolved in an efficient, friendly, and practical way. Dowse & Co can offerContinue reading “Family Law”

Housing Law

We have particular expertise in bringing actions against landlords for disrepair, unlawful eviction, defending possession proceedings for rent arrears and anti-social behaviour, applying to stay eviction warrants and challenging local authorities in relation to homelessness applications. We also act for landlords in possession claims Expertise ● Landlord and tenant● Possession Proceedings and Eviction Notices● Succession●Continue reading “Housing Law”

Katherine Angel

Partner Email: Katherine joined Dowse & Co in February 2020 as a senior solicitor having worked for 6 years at Hutchins & Co Solicitors in Hackney and for 19 years at Graham Bash Solicitors also in Hackney Katherine has handled numerous types of personal injury cases including: brain injuries, accidents at work, public liabilityContinue reading “Katherine Angel”

Arnolda Hunter

Associate Solicitor Arnolda Hunter is a dedicated Housing Law Solicitor with 25 years of experience who joined Dowse & Co in 2019 having worked in private practice in the North & East of London and in Essex. Arnolda has a passion for social housing law and is able to undertake all aspects. Her specialisation isContinue reading “Arnolda Hunter”

Paul Gilbert

Consultant Email: Paul joined Dowse & Co in February 2020 as an independent consultant solicitor having previously worked for 35 years at Hutchins & Co Solicitors in Hackney as a partner and subsequently as a senior consultant. He qualified in 1986. Paul has extensive experience in drafting wills and acting in small and complexContinue reading “Paul Gilbert”

Bill Parry-Davies

Consultant Email: Bill graduated with Honours degree in Law. He began practising as a solicitor at Hackney Law Centre in 1982. In 1989 he moved to Dowse & Co where he was a partner from 1994 until 2018 and now practises as an independent consultant. Bill advises and acts for legally aided and privateContinue reading “Bill Parry-Davies”

Sophia Maloney

Associate Solicitor Email: Sophia holds a BA Honours degree in Sociology and an MA in Social and Political Thought from Sussex University. Sophia’s first career was as a teacher heading a social sciences department at a London comprehensive school and then as a teacher at an FE college. Sophia joined Dowse & Co inContinue reading “Sophia Maloney”

Julie Armstrong

Associate Solicitor Email: Julie has been a qualified solicitor since 1988. Julie leads the Family Law Department. She obtained a B.Sc in Neurobiology at Sussex University following which she gained a M.Sc. in Neuroanatomy at University College London. She then completed the College of Law exams with honours. She is a member of theContinue reading “Julie Armstrong”

John Nilsen

Partner Email: John graduated from Bournemouth University in 2000 with an LLB Business Law Degree and went on to undertake the LPC at Bournemouth University in 2001. He has previously worked part-time as a paralegal at several large south coast law firms dealing with family cases, land purchase and sale transactions. John joined DowseContinue reading “John Nilsen”

Patrick Spence

Partner Email: Patrick joined Dowse & Co. as a trainee in 1999, qualifying in 2001. He previously worked for 10 years in the NHS. Patrick runs cases on legal aid where possible but does most of his work on a no win-no fee basis. Patrick campaigns to defend legal aid and access to justiceContinue reading “Patrick Spence”