Meet the Team

Matthew Sharpe


Retford. T: 01777 703827

Matthew joined the firm from college in 1987. He qualified as a Legal Executive before becoming a solicitor in 1998. Matthew then became a Partner in 1999. Matthew is now a consultant to the Partnership whilst retaining his strong client base in both property, wills, trusts and probate.

In addition to the above, Matthew has also taught law at Doncaster College, is a member of STEP and has previously held the position of Vice Chair of Governors at a local comprehensive school. Matthew is currently the Clerk to a local charitable Almshouse Trust and is based at our Retford office.



andrewbevanAndrew Bevan

Bawtry/Ollerton. T: 01302 710555/01623 860581

Andrew holds a degree in Criminology which he obtained before attending London Guildhall University where he completed both the PgDL and Legal Practice Course.

He joined Jones & Company as a trainee in 2002 before becoming a Partner in 2007. Upon qualification, he practiced Criminal Law and now specialises in both Civil Litigation and Employment law. Whilst Andrew splits his time between the Bawtry & Ollerton offices, he also caters for clients at  Retford.



rhonajenkinsRhona Jenkins

Retford. T: 01777 703827

Rhona is originally from the North East and read law at Newcastle University. After graduation she initially worked in the coal industry and then in adult education before qualifying as a solicitor in 1993.  She worked in South Yorkshire until 1998 when she joined Jones & Company and became a partner in 2001.

Rhona specialises in Family Law. She is an Accredited Specialist with both the Law Society Family Panel and Resolution (formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association) and deals with all aspects of Family law including divorce, separation, financial issues and children matters. She also specialises in representing parents in care proceedings.

Rhona is based at the Retford office.


emmathompsonEmma Thompson

Retford. T: 01777 703827

Emma was born in the North East but moved to North Nottinghamshire over 20 years ago. She qualified as a Solicitor in 2007 after completing her LLB (Hons.) Law Degree and post graduate Legal Practice Course at Newcastle University. She joined Jones & Company as a Trainee in 2005 before becoming a Partner in 2009.

She now specialises in Land law and Property matters, both residential and commercial and heads the residential property department accross the firm. Emma has a great enthusiasm and interest in the area of work in which she deals. She is based at the Retford office.


philipPhilip Armstrong

Head of Wills, Trusts and Probate Department,
Bawtry. T: 01302 710555

Philip is the Head of the Wills, Probate and Trust Department of the practice and is based at the Bawtry office. Originally from Tynemouth, Northumberland he has practised locally his whole career, joining the Doncaster based firm Attey Bower & Jones in 1975. Philip Joined Jones and Co from Atteys Solicitors in July 2012 and became a partner on 1st January 2016.

He has responsibility for all aspects of the department’s work and supervision of all it’s members. He specialises in Estate Administration, Court of Protection work, Wills and Inheritance Tax Planning, and Powers of Attorney. He is a Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner, being a full member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP), a Member of Solicitors for the Elderly, and has recently been added to Mencap’s list of Wills and Trusts Professional Advisers.

Outside of the office he has a keen interest in voluntary work which has involved him over the years being secretary to the South Yorkshire Police Volunteer Police Cadets, Secretary to the South Yorkshire Police Credit Union, District Officer for South Yorkshire Special Constabulary for which he received a Chief Officers Certificate of Commendation. He has also been an Independent Member of the Standards Committee for Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.


AnnaAnna Littlewood

Retford. T: 01777 703827

Anna grew up in the Retford area before studying law in Nottingham and completing the Legal Practice course at the College of Law in York. She completed her training contract with Jones & Company before qualifying in 2004. Anna became a partner of the firm on 1st January 2016.

Anna deals with Commercial and Residential conveyancing and Landlord and Tenant matters. She is based at the Retford office and assists Matthew Sharpe in all types property of matters.



Louise Richardson

Retford, T: 01777 703827 Lou29

Louise grew up in a rural part of South Yorkshire. She studied Law at Sheffield Hallam University and graduated with an LLB Hons Law degree.  She then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law of England and Wales, Birmingham, before completing her training contract with a Staffordshire firm of solicitors. Louise qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and continued to work in Staffordshire until 2012.  Louise’s family are local and she soon relocated to be closer to home. Louise became a partner of the firm on 1st January 2016 and  also heads the commercial property department across the firm.

Louise specialises in all aspects of commercial property, including acquisitions and disposals, leases of offices, shops, and industrial units, acting for lenders, and the buying and selling of small businesses. She also specialises in residential property and has acted for various large developers during her career.

Louise now lives in Retford with her husband Matthew and their two children. Louise is a keen runner and swimmer.

Gareth Day  GARETH DAY

Retford T: 01777 703827

Gareth joined Jones & Co in August 2017 and manages the Wills, Probate & Trusts Department at

the firm’s Retford office on a day to day basis.

Gareth started his career in law in 2002 and qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives with Bell Wright & Co of Gainsborough. He subsequently joined a regional firm in 2012, again based in Gainsborough, before joining Jones & Co.

Gareth has an excellent reputation in the local area and comes highly recommended by his clients.

His particular areas of specialism within the department are later life planning and the formation and administration of Trusts.

Outside of the office Gareth has various voluntary responsibilities to include holding the position of Chair of Governors at a local primary school.

Gareth’s other interests include participating in various sports to include running, cycling and football.


Ian Pridham

Ollerton. T: 01623 860581ianpridham

Ian qualified as a solicitor in 1986. He worked at various law firms in the Nottingham area doing all types of litigation. In 1999 he joined the local firm of Jackson Quinn at their Worksop office specialising in Criminal law before joining Jones & Company in March 2007. Ian has been a duty solicitor since 1988 and regularly appears in Worksop and Mansfield Magistrates court. He is also a duty solicitor covering police stations.



nikkiNikki Jones

Ollerton. T: 01623 860581

Nikki grew up in a rural village just outside of Retford and after completing for both her LLB (Hons) Law Degree and Legal Practice Course in Sheffield, she qualified as a Solicitor in January 2007.

Nikki completed her training contract with another local firm where she practiced both Residential Conveyancing and Commercial Property for over four years. She joined Jones & Company in April 2011 and now continues to practice both Residential Conveyancing and Commercial Property from the Ollerton office.



Jane McCulloch

Bawtry T: 01302 710555

Jane studied French at Nottingham University, before training as a lawyer and qualifying as a solicitor in 1987. She has specialised exclusively in family law since 1988, and joined Jones & Co in 2011.

Jane is a member of Resolution, a group of family lawyers who are committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. She was a member of Resolution’s national committee from 2003 to 2009, and chaired the organisation from 2007 to 2008.

Jane is accredited by Resolution as a specialist family lawyer, particularly in dealing with financial issues and pensions on relationship breakdown. She is also a trained collaborative lawyer. Jane deals with all aspects of family law, and is based in the Bawtry office.

James Murray

Bawtry T: 01302 710555

jamesJames is the Head of the Dispute Resolution Department and is based at the Bawtry office. Originally from Essex, James completed his legal education in York in 1996 and has lived and worked in Yorkshire ever since.

On qualification, James worked for Atteys solicitors where he became salaried partner, head of their Sheffield branch and then head of their Dispute Resolution Department before joining Jones & Co in March 2013. James and his team can assist you in resolving a wide range of disputes including: property disputes, Landlord & Tenant claims, Inheritance/Probate disputes, contractual disputes, negligence claims, debt actions, partnership disputes, insolvency claims, shareholder disputes and consumer claims.

He is experienced in all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and adjudication.


Will Jones

WillRetford. T: 01777 703827 

Will holds a Business Degree which he obtained before attending Nottingham Law School where he completed both the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course with Distinction. He worked as a paralegal in Lincoln specialising in employment and criminal law before joining Jones and Company in 2010 to start his training contract. Will qualified as a Solicitor on 2012.

He now specialises in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury. Will is primarily based at our Retford office


Vanda Barnard

vandaRetford. T: 01777 703827 

Vanda has practised in the local area for 38 years, initially completing her articles with Michael Browne at Mee & Co in Retford. She then went on to set up her own practice in Newark, before working for a large regional firm at partnership level. Vanda returned to her roots in Retford and joined Jones & Co in 2013. She specialises in residential and commercial property.




Anthony Hadfield

tonyhadfieldRetford. T: 01777 703827

Tony first joined the legal profession in 1964 as a trainee Legal Executive in Rotherham. He subsequently became a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives before qualifying as a solicitor in 1980.

Tony has a wealth of experience in a wide range of areas of law. He joined Jones & Company in 1976, building up both the Civil and Criminal litigation departments. He has been a partner for many years, and was appointed senior partner in 2004. Tony became a consultant for Jones & Co on 1st January 2014.



Michael Browne

michaelbrowneRetford T: 01777 703827

Michael Browne qualified in 1965 and has spent all his professional life practising in Retford. He was a partner with the old established Retford firm of Mee and Co that became Richmonds in 1989. He was a Managing Partner and then Senior partner for a number of years becoming a Consultant in 2005.

Michael joined Jones and Co as a Consultant in 2009. He specialises in Property matters and until recently was a Deputy District Judge in the County Court having been appointed in 1986 and is also a Chartered Arbitrator and accredited Mediator. He was for many years involved in the Territorial Army achieving the Senior post at the time of Brigadier, advising the Army Chain of Command on Reserve matters. He is Chairman of the Bassetlaw Action Centre, a charity supporting elderly people in the area.


Stephen-DunnStephen Dunn

Retford T: 01777 703827

Stephen Dunn is an experienced probate executive, specialising in wills, capital tax planning, probate and mental capacity issues, who joins Jones & Co. from Atteys solicitors in Sheffield. He is based at our Retford office.

Having originally studied for a Business Studies Diploma, Stephen later turned his attention to Geology and completed his Earth Science degree. Stephen went on to work at Santander for 15 years before deciding to put his knowledge of dealing with complex financial matters into practice within the legal industry.


gillGill Hempstock

Bawtry: T: 01302 710555

Gill is a residential conveyancer based at the Bawtry office.

Gill joined Jones and Co in 2015 having previously worked as a conveyancer in Doncaster for over 20 years building up an excellent reputation specialising in residential sales, purchases, re-mortgages and transfers of equity.

Gill lives in Doncaster and enjoys foreign travel and running.



amandaAmanda Watkins

Bawtry. T: 01302 710555

Amanda is a Solicitor in the Commercial Property department and is based at the Bawtry office.

Amanda studied law at the University of Durham where she obtained her degree with honours.  She then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course with Distinction at the College of Law in York.

Having trained at another local firm of solicitors in the South Yorkshire area and qualified in April 2014, Amanda joined Jones & Co in March 2015 and specialises in various aspects of commercial property work, including sale/purchase transactions, leases, and other commercial property agreements.


Toni Iannantuoni

toniRetford T:01777 703827

Toni completed her LLB (Hons) Law Degree in Sheffield and her Legal Practice Course in Nottingham. She qualified as a solicitor in May 2009.

Toni completed her training contract with a local firm, where she practiced Residential Conveyancing, Residential Landlord and Tenant, Private Client, County Court Enforcement and other matters.

Toni grew up in Retford and has spent the past 7 years working in Worksop and is therefore very familiar with the property market and needs of the clients in these towns and surrounding areas. Toni has a wide range of experience and knowledge in different legal areas but is now focusing on Residential Conveyancing. Toni joined Jones & Company in May 2014 and is based in the Retford office.


Stephen CareyStephen Carey

Retford. T: 01777 703827

Stephen recently joined Jones & Co from Tracey Barlow Furniss & Co.

Stephen has lived and worked in Retford for all of his working life and has specialised in Wills Trusts and Probate work for over 35 years. Stephen qualified in 1978 as a Legal Executive and is a member of the Certified Institute of Legal Executives.

Stephen grew up in Retford and has stong links with the local community. He is the accompanist for the Retford Male Voice Choir and is an excellent organist, often playing in the local churches.


dawnrollinsonDawn Rollinson

Bawtry. T: 01302 710555

Dawn specialises in Family Law and Children matters. Having recently joined Jones & Co from local firm TBF, where she was the head of the family department, she brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. She is a member of the Law Society Children Panel.

Dawn grew up in the area and has close family connections to the Retford area.

Dawn divides her time between our Bawtry and Ollerton offices.

CharlesCharles Daysh

Retford. T: 01777 703827

Charles originally joined Jones and Company as a work experience student in 2006, he officially joined Jones and Company in July 2011 having completed a degree in Law at Lincoln University. Charles went on to complete his Legal Practice Course part-time at Nottingham Law School and qualified as a Solicitor in February 2015.

Charles specialises in Wills, Trusts, Probate and Court of Protection work and splits his time between the Retford and Ollerton offices. He has trained with both Matthew Sharpe and Head of Department Philip Armstrong.

He has strong local connections and has great enthusiasm for the work he undertakes.

Josh Hawkes

JOSHBawtry T: 01302 710555

Josh is an experienced Probate Executive. Josh joined Jones and Company in July 2012 having relocated from a local firm, to join Jones and Co’s expanding Probate and Trust Department at Bawtry. Josh has gained level 2 Ilex Paralegal Studies, and is looking to the future to qualify fully, as a Legal Executive specialising within the Wills, Probate and Trust Department.

Josh is currently assisting the Firms Head of Wills, Probate and Trust, Philip Armstrong.


David Harris

Bawtry T: 01302 710555

David is a consultant based at our Bawtry office and is an agricultural and commercial property law specialist. David has worked locally in the legal profession for over 45 years, including many years as senior partner at another well-known regional law firm.

David, who has experience and expertise across a number of areas of law, was born and still lives in the Isle of Axholme on the North Nottinghamshire, North Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire borders.

A Law graduate of King’s College, London, David sat as a Court Registrar (now known as a Deputy Judge) in the early 1980s before being promoted to command his Territorial Army battalion. He also fought two general elections as the parliamentary candidate for Bassetlaw  in 1974 and 1979. David is a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Lincolnshire.


Philip Senior

Retford T: 01777 703827

Having run his own practice in Retford for over 15 years, Philip has recently joined Jones & Co Solicitors to offer his expertise as a consultant solicitor to both the property and wills and probate department.

Philip has enjoyed a long standing career and has built up connections in North Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire and continues lives locally.