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

Q&A: Thinking of including foreign assets in your will?

 My sister lives in America but she was born in the UK and still has family here, as well as a property and bank account. When making her will recently, she was advised that any assets held in the UK couldn’t be included in probate there. This is a little concerning, as her pension and savings bonds are all paid into the UK bank account - I am worried these will not be covered by a will if drafted in America. My question is, should I ask her to draft a separate will using a UK lawyer to cover these assets? And, if this UK will is then witnessed and verified in America, is it still valid?

With the latest Government advice - Do I still need work from home?

The Government’s roadmap identified that until England reached Step 4 of the Roadmap, employees should work from home where they can. As we are aware Step 4 has been delayed from 21st June to 19th July 2021 and therefore, employers should continue with home working wherever possible until the 19th July.  

When does £7m leave you disinherited from a will?

In the past, we’ve written many blogs about the trials and tribulations surrounding wills and disinheriting direct descendants. But, what about circumstances where you chose to leave an amount which is a small slice of a large fortune - even if that slice is still worth £7m?

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Surrey
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Dorking
Surrey
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