High quality advice



Are you looking for experienced employment lawyers to give you practical solutions to your HR/staff issues?

Does your business often struggle to understand its legal obligations towards its staff?

Does the fear of being taken to an Employment Tribunal take priority in your business decisions?

Our team of highly-regarded Surrey-based employment lawyers, are able to provide clear and practical advice on all of the above issues and more, including:

Our main aim is to try and prevent issues arising between you and your employees by providing current and relevant advice that will give you a strong foundation on which to build your employer/employee relationship.

We also recognise that dealing with staffing issues can often be very challenging, time-consuming and involve high levels of emotion. Our experienced employment lawyers are able to provide advice that is sympathetic to your business needs yet gives you practical options and solutions to solving the problems you face.

We regularly advise business owners, directors, HR directors and HR managers on a wide variety of HR problems and issues, including: Settlement Agreements, Contracts, Policies, disciplining employees, dealing with issues of poor performance, training your managers so that they can deal with HR problems more effectively, helping you navigate redundancy processes and TUPE, etc.

We also have an in-house capability to represent you at an Employment Tribunal and we can provide advice and support from start to finish. Our Surrey-based employment lawyers will give you the support you need to allow you to run your business more effectively.

Our approach is to apply our expertise and experience while at the same time recognising that no two cases are the same. We tailor our advice to your specific business needs to ensure that if you are taken to an Employment Tribunal, you are in the strongest possible position to either win or negotiate a sensible deal.  All of our employment lawyers are experienced in negotiating settlements, so are able to advise you on the best tactical approach in order to achieve the best outcome.

As we are experts in the law we will also be able to advise you on angles and issues that others may miss, in particular, in relation to discrimination claims.

Our Employment Department is ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as one of the leading practices in Surrey and the South East for HR and employment law advice. Our rankings are awarded as a result of client testimonials and the quality of our employment lawyers' work.

Whatever your employment law needs, our employment lawyers in Surrey can help you with clear, practical advice and a professional service. We predominantly serve clients in Surrey (Guildford, Cobham Godalming and Dorking), London and the South East. We also act for a number of national and international clients.

Chambers and Partners


"There is a consistent depth of knowledge and expertise across the different departments at Downs"


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