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Governance of Solicitors in the UK

by Pam Bowring

Simone Horrobin and Paul Marsh on behalf of the firm recently hosted a second delegation from the Embassy of Japan. The delegation consisted of an Attorney and Judicial System officer from the Japanese Ministry of Justice, together with the Legal Attaché and interpreter.

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Inspiring Women

17/11/2017 by Pam Bowring

Solicitors, Madeleine James and Simone Horrobin, who are based in our Godalming office, were recently invited by the Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, conservative MP for Basingstoke, to a talk by the Chief Constable of Hampshire Police, Olivia Pinkney. Olivia is the first woman to be appointed to this role and she spoke about her journey through the ranks to the post of Chief Constable. She also talked about the challenges of encouraging more women into senior roles within the police.

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We are the Champions!

25/09/2017 by Pam Bowring

Downs Solicitors' Residential Conveyancing team has been crowned the Best Small Conveyancing Firm (South) in the 2017 Law Firm Services Awards. They beat off stiff competition from last year's winners, A V Rillo, who were also voted No. 1 Conveyancing Firm in the country by the Sunday Times in 2015. The awards took place at the Vox Centre, Resorts World, NEC Birmingham on Wednesday 20 September.  

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Celebrating 40 Years at Downs

21/09/2017 by Pam Bowring

Consultant Solicitor and Notary Public, Sarah, Thomas, reflects on her 40 years at Downs Solicitors.

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Cobham Heritage Day 2017

12/09/2017 by Pam Bowring

The sun was shining and families were out in force enjoying this year’s Cobham Heritage Day on Saturday 9 September.  The event spans a wide area of the town, including Cobham Church Street, St Andrew's Church and Church Yard, Church Gate House Gardens and the Leg O'Mutton Field.

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Downs Host Japan Delegation from Osaka

04/09/2017 by Pam Bowring

On 30 August, Senior Partner, Chris Millar, Liz Dalgetty, William Edwards and Simone Horrobin hosted a delegation of Japanese MPs from the Osaka Prefectural Assembly and the legal attaché of the Embassy of Japan at the National Liberal Club in London.  Due to Japan’s ageing population, the delegation were particularly interested in the issue of mental capacity in seniors in the UK. This is one of Liz Dalgetty’s specialist areas and she was able to provide the MPs with a presentation on the topic followed by a Q&A session.

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Downs Tough It Out on Court

18/07/2017 by Pam Bowring

A charity netball tournament has raised £1000 for St Catherine’s Hospice.

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Keith Potter - King of the Downs

12/07/2017 by Pam Bowring

Surrey is known to be one of the counties with the most woodland in the whole of the UK. It also has a large number of hills, some of them very steep, so it is no wonder that it is one of the favourite destinations of avid cyclists who want to test both their mental stamina and their legs!

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Betchworth Pro Am

03/07/2017 by Pam Bowring

Downs were delighted to be the main sponsor of this year's Betchworth Park Golf Club Pro-Am. The Pro Am is a Southern Region PGA event that has been running for over 17 years and regularly atttacts up to 200 players making it one of the largest team events run by the South Region PGA.  The event is a great way to raise money for the Captains' charity which this year is Winston's Wish.

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Surrey Union Point to Point

17/05/2017 by Pam Bowring

Downs were once again delighted to be invited to sponsor a race at the Surrey Union Point to Point meeting which took place at Peper Harow, Godalming, Surrey on Saturday, 13 May.   The Downs Solicitors Mens Open Race was won by "Franks A Million" which is owned by the Turner Family and trained by Edward Turner.  The winning jockey was Rupert Stearn.

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Warwick School Careers Fair

05/02/2017 by Pam Bowring

Downs were once again delighted to be invited to take part in the Warwick School's Careers Fair.  

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All in the name of charity

01/02/2017 by Pam Bowring

As part of Downs Solicitors’ Corporate Social Responsibility programme, each year they nominate a Charity of the Year and during 2016 they were proud to partner with Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.  

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