About Us

Downs Solicitors was founded in Dorking, Surrey, in 1836. Today, we offer a full range of legal services through 115 staff, including 14 partners and 37 other lawyers over our three offices in Surrey. Despite our spread, we work very closely together to ensure a fully-integrated, seamless service.

We are Lexcel accredited, which means we have met the highest management and customer care standards that have been set by The Law Society. It also means we regularly undergo rigorous independent assessments every year to ensure we continue to meet required standards of excellence. We are also accredited under the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), the mark of excellence awarded to law firms who meet the highest standards for conveyancing transactions.

Downs is also proud to offer clients a notary service – a specialised authorised official responsible for certain legal formalities, for example, drawing up deeds or certify contracts for use in other jurisdictions.

Our foundations are built upon the county of Surrey’s successful businesses and thriving communities. Our clients are just like us and we recognise that we are part of the same community in which they also live and work. Therefore, we take pride in sharing the community root with them.

We are…

  • A full-service, multi-disciplinary legal practice
  • A National, award winning firm
  • Lexcel accredited by The Law Society
  • Highly ranked in Legal 500
  • Accredited by The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS)