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.

Downs
  • We are
    Safe and Secure

    Our approach to service continuity during Coronavirus - April 2021

    Further to recent Government announcements and guidance we have implemented our remote working policy, meaning that our offices will be temporarily closed until further notice. We will though continue to remain open for business, deliver the level of service you have come to expect and operate in an effective and secure manner. We are though now able to offer pre-arranged face to face meetings at our offices in exceptional circumstances. 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
    local

    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

DO YOU NEED TO OFFER ENHANCED SHARED PARENTAL LEAVE PAY?

When shared parental leave was introduced in 2015, one of the concerns was whether an employer would need to offer enhanced shared parental leave pay if the employer provided enhanced adoption and/or maternity leave pay.

Getting a joint account with children will not get around an LPA

Someone approached me recently and said they’d been thinking about some later life planning - always music to my ears. However, this individual said they didn’t feel ready for a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and neither did their son, and asked if a joint bank account would instead provide an alternative solution. On the surface, this seemed acceptable, but from a legal perspective, it could prove to be a minefield.

The Universal fraudsters strike again - but it could be possible to recover assets

Way back in 2018, we reported the case of Universal Wealth - a company owned by Melanie and Steve Long, who faced fraud charges after they set up a scheme designed to avoid paying care fees and simplify the administration of an estate. Instead, all it did was leave people out of pocket.

Cobham

15A High Street
Cobham
Surrey
KT11 3DH

T: 01932 589599
F: 01932 505087

DX: 46102 COBHAM

Dorking

156 High Street
Dorking
Surrey
RH4 1BQ

T: 01306 880110
F: 01306 471230

DX: 57300 DORKING

Godalming

The Tanners
75 Meadrow
Godalming
Surrey
GU7 3HS

T: 01483 861848
F: 01483 431965

DX: 58308 GODALMING 1