Meet Our Lawyers

Iain Gardiner Solicitor

Iain Gardiner

Iain is the principal of Dawson & Gardiner Solicitors. He was employed at Dawson Solicitors for 18 months prior to purchasing the business and has re-branded as Dawson & Gardiner Solicitors. 

Iain was previously an electrician for 15 years and during that time was a union delegate for the ETU. It was there he found his passion for standing up for people’s rights. He prides himself on being down to earth and approachable. His goal is to make his clients experience as seamless and stress free as possible. 

Along with his legal qualifications, Iain also has a Bachelor of Business and has spent many years utilising his diverse skills and experiences. Iain practices in many areas of the law including family law, criminal law, conveyancing, commercial law and will preparation however he is finding great passion in estate planning, family provision claims and probate matters and he would love to discuss your needs and how he can help you.

Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Laws
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Law Society of NSW

Tony Quinn Solicitor

Tony Quinn

Courtesy of holding degrees in both Economics and Commerce, Tony brings to this practice a wealth of experience and knowledge regarding real life issues. Prior to entering the legal industry, Tony spent 23 years in senior account management roles, predominately in the liquor industry. These roles have equipped him with the ability to listen and empathise with his clients needs and tailor effective solutions to their problems.

Deciding on a new career path, Tony commenced his legal studies when he was accepted to The University of Newcastle’s graduate entry programme. On completion of his studies, Tony was awarded a Bachelor of Laws with First-Class Honours. Tony went on to complete his Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the College of Law in Sydney and has since been admitted to the Roll of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and to the Register of the High Court of Australia. Tony prides himself on being approachable and open with his clients. 

Bachelor of Laws with Honours Class I
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Economics 

Law Society of NSW
Law Society of Newcastle
Hunter Valley Family Law Practitioners Association

Meet our Team in Cardiff & Morisset

Kelly Myhill – Licensed Conveyancer
Jacob Givney – Law Clerk
Lois Fildes – Law Clerk
Elke Waller – Conveyancing Assistant