Attorneys

Viv Denton

Partner

Viv joined Denton & Gander in 2013. He has extensive experience in personal injury litigation, commercial litigation and employment law matters.

Viv graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast in 1984 with an Honours Degree in Law. He was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Scotland in 1987 and subsequently to the Roll of Solicitors in the Republic of Ireland in 2002.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Employment Matters
  • Employment Law

Contact

viv.denton@dentongander.com

Stephen Gander
Partner

Stephen joined Denton & Gander in 2013 as Partner . He specialises in civil litigation, criminal law and matrimonial and family matters.

He heads up Denton & Gander ’s defence litigation, criminal and matrimonial and family departments.

Stephen graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast in 1999 with an Honours Degree in Law and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Scotland in 1998.

“I have been using Stephen Gander at McCartan Dreen as my solicitor for the past few years. I have found him to be very professional and always works for the clients best interest. He has always given me his time and always explains things and gives me options accordingly. I would, and have, recommended both Stephen and Denton & Gander as a firm to friends and family and other business contacts. I have used various departments within Denton & Gander and have found them all to be of a professional manner”

Danny Taylor, Managing Director, Taylored Wearpage Ltd.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Family & Matrimonial Law
  • Personal Injury

Contact

stephen.gander@dentongander.com

Jude Hamilton
Solicitor

Jude joined Denton & Gander in 2014 and specialises in employment law matters acting on behalf of employees, employers and trade unions. Jude also has wide experience in civil litigation and matrimonial and family law.

Jude graduated from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 2004 with an Honours Degree in Law and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Scotland in 2008.

Judy’s clients have this to say:

Jude Hamilton’s professionalism and attention to detail when dealing with my cases regarding both contact proceedings and my road traffic accident was outstanding. Her ability to provide me with clear, expert advice on situations that I found very stressful was remarkable. I feel confident and very lucky that I have a solicitor who works above her job description and puts the needs of the clients first. I would definitely recommend Judy Hamilton to any of my family or friends.

Paul Braniff, Kircubbin

Practice Areas

  • Employment Matters
  • Employment Law
  • Family & Matrimonial Law
  • Personal Injury

Contact

jude.hamilton@dentongander.com

Edward Steven Evans
Solicitor

Edward joined Denton & Gander in 2014 and specialises in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law. James also deals with family law and matrimonial matters.

Edward focuses primarily on general litigation, and acts for both Plaintiffs and Defendants representing individuals, corporate bodies and insurance companies. His main focus is on debt recovery, personal injury and credit hire.

Edward also specialises in criminal defence work, representing individuals and corporate bodies in the defence of Government prosecutions.

Edward also has a focus on family law and matrimonial matters dealing with cases involving issues like separations, divorces, ancillary relief and children order issues.

Edward successfully completed The Law Society’s Solicitor Advocacy Course in 2012.

James graduated from the University of Ulster with LLB (Hons) in 2004 and subsequently attended The College of Law in Chester to complete the PgDip in Legal Practice (LPC) in 2005. He was admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales in 2008 and later as a Solicitor in Scotland the same year.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Family & Matrimonial Law
  • Personal Injury
  • High Networth Individuals
  • Commercial Law

Contact

edward.evans@dentongander.com

Tanya Olschowy
Solicitor

Tanya joined Denton & Gander in 2014 and specialises in Personal Injury Litigation. She has wide experience in all aspects of personal injury litigation to include employer’s liability, public liability, road traffic accidents, industrial disease and clinical negligence including birth injuries and catastrophic injuries.

Tanya is an accredited Senior Litigator with the ‘Association of Personal Injury Lawyers’.

Tanya graduated from the University of Ulster in 2000 with an Honours Degree in Law and Government and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2012.

Tanya’s clients have this to say:

I would like to thank Tanya Oslchowy for the exceptional way in which she handled my case. She gave me an understanding of everything she did and kept me well informed and advised at every point. Tanya was always very prompt and efficient and took away the added stress from me. I would strongly recommend her to all of my family and friends should they ever need a solicitor.

Thank you once again for all your help, advice and professional expertise – an exceptional solicitor.

Geraldine, Banbridge

“Tanya acted for me and members of my family after a road traffic accident. All claims were handled efficiently and professionally and we were very pleased with the outcome.  The whole process was made much less stressful by Tanya, who kept us well informed throughout. I would highly recommend her”.

D Brennan

Practice Areas

  • Clinical Negligence
  • Personal Injury

Contact

tanya.olschowy@dentongander.com

Katrina Baker
Solicitor

Katrina joined Denton & Gander at the beginning of 2018 and specialises in employment and litigation matters.  Katrina has a keen interest in business development and governance. She is a Governor of a local school and is a member of the Chartered Management Institute.

Katrina graduated from the University of Ulster with LLB (Hons) in 2005 and subsequently attended The College of Law in Chester to complete the PgDip in Legal Practice (LPC) in 2006. She was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England & Wales in 2009, having qualified from a top ranked Legal 500 firm in London.  She was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Scotalnd in 2013.

Practice Areas

  • Employment Matters
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury

Contact

katrina.baker@dentongander.com

Abdul Jamil Trawally
Barrister & Solicitor

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Mr Abdul Jamil Trawally is a qualified Barrister and solicitor and specializes in Wills & Probate, corporate and commercial law and Banking & Finance. He advises several financial institutions as well as corporations and investors to The Gambia. He has assisted and advised in finance, investment matters and commercial acquisitions and sales.

Mr Trawally’s practice areas include Wills & Probate, corporate & commercial, telecommunications law, policy and regulation, competition law and policy, banking & finance, oil and gas, energy and real estate.

Mr Trawally is an executive member of the Gambia Bar Association and the Chairman of the Board of Effective Intervention.

In 2006 Mr Trawally obtained an LLB honours degree from the University of Hull, England. He proceeded to a LLM Masters degree in International Economic Law from the University of Warwick, England. He attended Bar School at BPP College of Professional Studies and was admitted to the Bar of Scotland, England and Wales  in July 2004  and thereafter to the Gambian Bar in that same year.

Mr Trawally born in the UK by British and Gambian parents, he holds a British and Gambia passport.  He became an Associate at Amie Bensouda & Co in 2008 after successfully completing his pupillage. He then become a partner in the firm in January 2013 and leads the Corporate, Commercial and Intellectual Property teams. He then Joined Denton & Gander LLP and because he is qualified in the Gambia and the UK, he heads Denton & Gander LLP branch office in the Gambia .  Mr Trawally also heads the firm’s Sierra Leone and Liberia Intellectual Property Units.

Mr Trawally became a partner in the firm in January 2013 and leads the Corporate, Commercial and Intellectual Property teams. Mr Trawally also heads the firm’s Sierra Leone and Liberia Intellectual Property Units.

Contact

Email: abdul.trawally@dentongander.com