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Vote for Dorking Talking Newspaper for the Blind


Downs have been proud to be associated with the Dorking Talking Newspaper for the Blind since the idea of creating the audio paper first took shape back in 1986.  The newspaper relies entirely on fundraising, financial contributions and volunteers and provides a vital community news service to blind and partially sighted residents in Dorking and the surrounding villages.   The service is completely free.

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Charity Fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer and Medau


We were delighted to sponsor a local charity fundraising event organised by Medau teacher, Jo Power.  The event which was held in Mickleham Village Hall raised a total of £1,179.30 which will be divided between Ovarian Cancer Action and Medau.   

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Farncombe Day Centre


We are delighted to make a financial donation to Farncombe Day Centre towards their redecoration works.  The Day Centre which is managed by Age UK Farncombe and run by a committed team of volunteers is open to everyone over the age of 50 who lives in the Waverley area.  In addition to providing lunches, coffee and tea, they also organise a range of different social activities and entertainment, minibus pick-up and return, chiropody, hairdressing and assisted bathing.

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Downs is delighted to announce four new lawyer promotions as part of its annual review. Amber O’Connor, Neil Pfister and Williams Edwards have all been promoted to partners and Richard Cunningham is now an Associate.

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WW1 Charity Golf Day


Downs were delighted to once again sponsor and play in the Services and Forces Charity Golf Day.  This year's event which took place at Wentworth Golf Club commemorated the centenary of World War 1.  All the golfers dressed up in plus fours and flat caps, as was the normal golfing attire in 1914.  Despite the wet, dreary weather, a great day was had by all.  Golfers represented the Prince of Wales Royal Regiment, Hampshire Police, Surrey Fire and Rescue, Headley Court, Guildford Rotary Club, Surrey ACF and Battle Back.  

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New Family Super Lawyer


We are pleased to announce the appointment of Valerie Cooper as a Consultant Solicitor.  Valerie joins the Family team at its Cobham office.

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New Private Client Solicitor


Leading Surrey law firm Downs Solicitors LLP has appointed a new lawyer to its very busy Private Client Department.

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Guildford Rotary Charity Boxing Dinner


Once again, Downs Solicitors were delighted to be a sponsor of the Rotary Club of Guildford's Annual Charity Boxing Dinner which took place at the HG Wells Conference and Events Centre, Woking on 3 March 2014.

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Home-Start Charity Golf Day


Downs Solicitors were delighted to support Home-Start Elmbridge and Home-Start Guildford's charity golf day which took place at Effingham Golf Club on 28 March 2014.  Home-Start Elmbridge and Guildford are part of the UK's leading family support charity, which has 334 schemes throughout the UK with over 16,000 volunteers.  The charity offers friendship and emotional and practical support to parents with children under 5 years old.   Trained volunteers visit families in their own homes to help parents build better lives for their children.

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Press Release - Merger


Surrey-based, entrepreneurial law firm, Downs Solicitors LLP, are pleased to announce the merger with Cobham-based solicitors, Lowrie & Co.   The combined practices will operate under the name “Downs Solicitors LLP” and will be headed by Senior Partner, Chris Shipley.

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Surrey Care Awards 2013


Surrey’s care workers took centre stage in a dazzling gala Awards ceremony held at  Epsom Downs Racecourse on Friday 22 November 2013

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New Face in Commercial Property


We are pleased to announce the arrival of Roger Pierce, who joins our Commercial Property Department in Godalming, Surrey.

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Rain Didn't Stop Play At Armed Forces Golf Day


Downs Solicitors were delighted to sponsor the Armed Forces Golf Day which took place at Tyrrells Wood Golf Club, Leatherhead on 18 April 2013.  The event saw 44 players take part, including a team from Downs Solicitors LLP captained by Neil Pfister from our Corporate and Commercial Department. 

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New Lawyer Strengthens Family Law Team


Julie Watts has been appointed as an Associate Solicitor in the Family team of leading Surrey law firm Downs Solicitors LLP.  She joins the firm from TWM Solicitors. Prior to this, Julie was with the niche matrimonial practice, Wheltons in Guildford prior to its merger with TWM in 2012.

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Law Society President visits Downs Solicitors LLP


Leading Surrey-based law firm, Downs Solicitors LLP, were delighted to welcome President of the Law Society, Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, to their offices on Thursday, 17 January 2013. 

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Consultant is appointed to the Board of the SRA


Consultant Solicitor and former President of the Law Society, Paul Marsh[[sitetree_link id=335]], has been appointed to the Board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority[].  Paul who works for Surrey-based law firm, Downs Solicitors LLP, will be joining the Board as a Solicitor Member in January 2013.

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Raising a Cup for the World's Biggest Coffee Morning


The kettles were boiling, as staff at Downs Solicitors LLP took part in the world's biggest coffee morning to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support.  The event, the charity’s biggest fundraising event of the year, has been held every year since 1990, raising over £60 million in the process.

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Downs Solicitors LLP Recommended in the Legal 500


Once again Downs Solicitors LLP has been recommended in The Legal 500[]. The publication, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, is an independent guide which reviews the strengths and strategies of law firms in over 90 countries and firms that are included in the guide are recommended purely on merit by their clients and other law firms.

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