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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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They've done it again

26/09/2016 by Pam Bowring

We are delighted to announce that our Residential Property team has won another award for excellent customer service.  The team were ‘Highly Commended’ in the category of “Conveyancing Firm of the Year London & the South East” in the Law Firm Services (LFS) Conveyancing Awards.  

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Dorking Rugby Club take on the 22 Push Up Challenge

07/09/2016 by Pam Bowring

Last year 's charity fundraising craze was the Ice Bucket Challenge and it certainly took the world by storm.  This year's challenge is all about testing your fitness levels through the 22 Push Up Challenge. The challenge has certainly captured people's imagination and whilst it is a bit of fun, it does have a seroius message.

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An Afternoon of Rugby & Summer Fun

01/08/2016 by Pam Bowring

Downs Solicitors LLP and Dorking Rugby Club are once again staging another bumper family fundraising spectacular in aid of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and Combat Stress, the UK’s leading mental health charity for Veterans.  One of Combat Stress’s three treatment centres is in Leatherhead, Surrey.

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Meet our Udderly Beautiful Herd

01/07/2016 by Pam Bowring

One of our major fundraising activities for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity has been to participate in CowParade Surrey[] which is the largest outdoor art exhibition ever seen in Surrey. Because Downs has three office locations – Dorking, Cobham and Godalming, we have purchased three of the life-sized fibre glass cows. We commissioned three very talented local artists to add their own artistic flourish to each of the bovine beauties but with the brief to follow a specific theme.  As 2016 sees The Queen celebrating her 90th birthday and as Prince William is Patron of the Royal Marsden, the Royal theme seemed perfect.

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Staff Honoured for Long Service

01/07/2016 by Pam Bowring

1976 will be remembered as one of the longest and hottest summers on record with temperatures peaking at 35.9°C. The Queen opened the NEC in Birmingham, the UK won the Eurovision Song Contest and Liverpool FC continued to dominate on the pitch.

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Oh, What a View!

18/05/2016 by Pam Bowring

Downs’ very own Laura Marchington and Tyne Harman took on the challenge of abseiling 100 metres down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth to raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

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Appointments and Promotions

17/03/2016 by Pam Bowring

Downs Solicitors LLP, is on the up once again.  During the last 12 months, we have seen a 10% increase in staffing levels through the appointment of 10 new members of staff. 

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Warwick School Careers Fair

05/02/2016 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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Dorking Talking Newspaper

20/11/2015 by Pam Bowring

Downs has been a long term supporter of the Dorking Talking Newspaper. The charity is a volunteer organisation which produces a weekly local news and information service in audio format for blind and partially sighted people in Dorking and the surrounding villages, RH4 and RH5 postal areas. The service is free.   They rely entirely on donations and the volunteers who make this valuable resource possible.

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Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Make A Will Fortnight 2015

03/11/2015 by Pam Bowring

Private Client Solicitor, Victoria Evans[[sitetree_link id=451]], from our Godalming office took part in this year's Make a Will Fortnight (14- 27 September) on behalf of The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.  

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Pedal Power

05/10/2015 by Pam Bowring

Lawyers David Seals, Ian Jones and Michael Nixon recently swapped their office attire for lycra cycling shorts to raise money for charity.  All three took part in this year's Chestnut Tree House Sussex 100 chrarity bike ride which took place on Sunday, 27 September 2015,   The event started at the Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum in Halland, East Sussex and covered three different distances - 31km, 64km or 103km. 

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Recent Merger

01/10/2015 by Pam Bowring

We are pleased to announce the merger with Reigate-based solicitors, Fieldhouse & Co LLP.   The combined practices will operate under the name “Downs Solicitors LLP” and will be headed by Senior Partner, Chris Millar.

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British Japanese Parliamentary Group Reception – July 2015

11/08/2015 by Pam Bowring

Simone Horrobin[[sitetree_link id=134]], a solicitor in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team, recently attended a welcome reception at the House of Lords for the Governor of Fukushima province.  The event was hosted by the British Japanese Parliamentary Group whose aim is to build on and improve diplomatic, business and cultural relations between Britain and Japan. The Group is chaired by Rt Hon Roger Godsiff MP, who is the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Hall Green.

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All Change at the Top

01/07/2015 by Pam Bowring

We are delighted to announce that current Partner, Chris Millar, has been appointed to the position of Senior Partner with effect from 1 July 2015. 

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Best for Customer Service

01/05/2015 by Pam Bowring

We are delighted to announce that our Dorking based Residential Property team has been voted “Best for Customer Service” in the Searchflow Property Forum Awards 2015.  The Awards which took place in London on 23 April 2015 celebrate excellence, achievement and innovation in the conveyancing industry.

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