Meet the team

Andrew Walker Andrew Walker Senior Partner / Solicitor Supervisor – Crime, Probate and all Litigation Andrew Walker qualified as a Legal Executive and then as a Solicitor on the 1st November 1979. He has been helping people in and around the Rotherham area for over 40 years with their legal problems. He is an accredited Higher Court Advocate holding both Civil and Criminal approval. As Senior Partner and head of our Criminal and Civil Departments he is actively involved in ensuring our compliance with the SRA Regulations.

An active member of the local community he has been a Chairman of Governors at local schools. He founded and acted as Chair of a local charity set up to help the local unemployed and disadvantaged people following the Miners Strike, and has assisted others in forming similar charitable endeavours. He was actively engaged in helping to form local organisations to help people suffering from the problems of drug abuse.

He is a very proud husband, father and grandfather and takes great pleasure from his family life. He has always been an active sportsman and continues with many forms of outdoor pursuits.
Catherine Burns Catherine Burns Partner / Solicitor Supervisor – Family Families and relationships can be complicated and can be difficult when things breakdown. Walker & Co has been offering advice and support to local clients for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on our sympathetic and professional approach and can tailor our services to exactly what you need.

We have a wealth of experience dealing with Divorce, Separation, co-habitation disputes and children matters. No problem is too big or too small.

We can also help if you are the victim of Domestic Violence. We pride ourselves in dealing with these matters sensitively but more importantly quickly. This is also one area of law which Legal Aid is still available and as a firm which still offers Legal Aid we can access this for you.

Our Catherine Burns, Head of Family is a solicitor and a Partner of the firm. She is an accredited member of Resolution with specialism in Domestic Violence and Private Law. She has a friendly manner and a practical way of dealing with matters which puts clients at ease.
Paul Dalowsky Paul Dalowsky Partner / Solicitor Supervisor – Conveyancing I joined the firm in 2001 as a trainee and on qualifying as a Solicitor established myself in the Property and Private Client department. 13 years on I am a Partner in the firm and head our Residential Conveyancing and Commercial Property Departments. My team has a wealth of experience in this area of law and we advise both individuals and business alike.

I believe that whenever my clients are purchasing a property the experience should add to the natural excitement of moving to their dream home. Through listening to my clients, being approachable, friendly and welcoming and offering clear advice on the various legal issues encountered, I aim to make the whole process stress free.

I am also experienced in the wide range of commercial property work. I can offer advice and assistance to clients taking on or transferring a lease, selling or buying a business or commercial property advising on a variety of complex transactions such as option agreements, SIPP purchases and commercial finance.

Operating in the fast moving market, I recognise that speed is often essential, and pride myself on being able to accommodate and achieve the tightest of timescales to suit my clients. I provide a personal service and am available to see clients and talk to them outside normal office hours.

I live in Doncaster with my wife, family and Labrador. As a self confessed besotted father, time to myself is rare, but when a hour or two presents itself I like nothing more than watching football, playing golf (badly) and listening to rock music (it would be fair to say I am a Pearl Jam fanatic!!).
Ruth Hall Ruth Hall Solicitor – Probate, Wills (to include the Severance of a Joint Tenancy, where appropriate), Lasting Powers of Attorney & Employment (Settlement Agreements) I am a Solicitor with a wealth of experience having qualified in 1992.

I joined Walker & Co in 2003 and I am now a key player in our Probate, Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney Department. This specialism ensures that I am able to provide a service that not only guides clients but also means that I can offer those dealing with the loss of a loved one support through what can be a very difficult time for them.

In addition, my work extends to advising employees on Employment Law in relation to Settlement Agreements.

When not working, my passions are my daughter and chocolate!
Rachel Harris Rachel Harris Licensed Conveyancer I am a fully qualified Licensed Conveyancer with over 10 years experience in Residential Conveyancing.

I graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a LLB (Hons) Law Degree in 2003 and thereafter worked for solicitors in Hertfordshire and also in Sheffield City Centre before joining Walker & Co in 2006.

I then undertook the Licensed Conveyancer qualification whilst working at Walker & Co and qualified fully in 2010 with distinction in two areas.

I deal in all aspects of residential conveyancing, including sale, purchases, re-mortgages and transfers. I thoroughly enjoy working in Conveyancing, especially here at Walker & Co where we work very much as a team.
David Lee David Lee Probate Executive I am a probate executive, having worked in the legal field since leaving university in 1984

As such I am responsible for wills, probate and administration, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters.

Married with two children, a son who started university in September 2013 studying psychology, and a daughter who has just finished GCSE's.

A personable and down to earth person, very happy to visit clients in their own homes if they either cannot or prefer not to attend at our offices.

Welcome to Walker & Co, our office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

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