We are
Downs Solicitors

We are here to help you at every step of your journey

From buying your first home to helping you through a family bereavement or getting your start-up idea off the ground to succession planning.  Our specialist solicitors based in Surrey provide outstanding legal services to businesses and individuals.

  • We are
    Safe and Secure

    Our approach to service continuity during Coronavirus - 19 July 2021

    Further to the Government announcements and guidance our offices are now open. Clients should continue to arrange an appointment as necessary although walk-ins will now be accepted.  It is expected that a sensible approach is observed regarding face masks, hygiene and social distancing.

    We are here to help and support you, so please call or email us in the usual way. Thank you for your understanding

  • We are
    Downs Solicitors

    Trusted legal advisers to individuals, families and businesses since 1836.

    With offices across Surrey, we provide clients with a personal and value for money service wherever they may be located.


  • Delicate Situations

    We like to treat each case differently, after all, no two are the same.

    The work our family team does is much more than divorce. We help with pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and co-habitation agreements, children disputes and matters concerning domestic abuse.   

  • We offer sound judgement

    We don’t over-complicate things with legal jargon.

    Marriages between two good people can fail for a number of reasons. Our experienced divorce lawyers will understand the separation outcome a client wants, and help achieve it while being attentive to both timescales and costs. We also provide support to help prepare for life’s next chapter.

  • We are
    here for you 

    Navigating the course of life present both challenges and opportunities.

    The role of a private client lawyer is to protect the interests and assets of clients as they ‘navigate the course of life.’ At Downs Solicitors we have represented generations of the same family as well as working with new clients who are attracted by our friendly and professional approach to client service.  

  • We are

    We are on your doorstep.  

    We are proud about our local heritage. We have offices in Dorking, Godalming and Cobham. Local knowledge counts for a lot when it comes to working with other professionals to achieve successful outcomes for our clients.

More from the Downs Blog

Q&A: Can I invest on behalf of my mum?

Q: My elderly mother has just gone into a nursing home. I have a financial Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) which currently enables me to act on her behalf to look after her financial affairs. Her memory is getting worse, some dates are better than others, she is not safe though living in her home. 

Q&A: Can I buy mum’s house under market value?

Q: Since my father passed away two years ago, my mum has been considering downsizing to a smaller property that is more manageable for her in older age. She currently lives in a four bedroom property with a large garden in an area that my family and I are unable to afford to live in. My mum then made a very generous offer and said my wife and I could purchase her property at a significantly discounted rate, so that we could live there with our two children, but still allow her to downsize. It seems like a win-win situation, but, is there any reason why I wouldn’t be able to purchase mum’s property under market value?

A Lasting Power of Attorney could help protect the elderly and vulnerable against fraud

During Covid-19, a new epidemic has started to take hold; the rise in online crime - and our elderly and vulnerable are particularly at risk.


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