Paul Gilbert

Consultant Email: pg@dowse.co.uk 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: bpd@dowse.co.uk 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

Partner Email: sm@dowse.co.uk 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 in 2009Continue reading “Sophia Maloney”

Julie Armstrong

Partner Email: ja@dowse.co.uk 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 the ResolutionContinue reading “Julie Armstrong”

John Nilsen

Partner John joined Dowse & Co in 2004 having previously trained in a firm specialising in Family and Property Law in Marylebone, London. John continues to specialise working in the field of Family and Child Law concentrating primarily on public and private law children act matters, divorce and financial relief. Specialisation: Family Law specialising inContinue reading “John Nilsen”

Patrick Spence

Partner Email: ps@dowse.co.uk 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”