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Downs Solicitors new promotions

Downs Solicitors LLP, has announced four recent promotions reflecting the growth and success of the firm.

From 1st July 2019, Nicola O’Dwyer has been promoted to Partner and Head of EmployLaw. Nicola’s promotion comes following many years of experience and an impressive track record of consistently delivering high quality advice and expertise to a broad range of employment-related issues.

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Downs supports Cobham Foodbank initiative

Downs supports Cobham Foodbank initiative

Downs has announced official sponsorship of Cobham Area Foodbank to help towards the cost of replacing the Foodbank’s van, which is used to collect food from donation points in the local churches and supermarkets, to take it to and from the Foodbank’s warehouse, ready to be distributed at the Foodbank’s distribution  centre.

Downs now proudly sports its name on the side of Cobham Foodbank’s newly-acquired refurbished Mercedes Sprinter van, which started its rounds this week.

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Keith Potter - King of the Downs

Keith Potter - King of the Downs

Surrey is known to be one of the counties with the most woodland in the whole of the UK. It also has a large number of hills, some of them very steep, so it is no wonder that it is one of the favourite destinations of avid cyclists who want to test both their mental stamina and their legs!

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Surrey Solicitor Qualifies as Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accredited Legal Representative

We are delighted to announce that Liz Dalgetty has achieved an accredited qualification that recognises a high standard of care for vulnerable clients. The accreditation was developed to allow the Court of Protection to appoint an Accredited Legal Representative ( ‘ALR’) to ensure that vulnerable people who lack capacity have representation in welfare related Court of Protection proceedings.

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Downs Solicitors appoint new Head of Employment Law

Surrey-based law firm, Downs Solicitors, have appointed David Seals as its new Head of Employment taking over from Matthew Kilgannon who will be leaving the firm shortly. David has been a partner at Downs for 8 years and will lead a highly experienced team including solicitors Keith Potter, Emily Kidd and Nicola O’Dwyer.

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Changing divorce law could protect more children

Downs Solicitors has shared findings that link divorce and children’s mental health and wellbeing. The firm is calling for a change in the law which could settle conflict earlier on and protect more children in the process.

The statistics are from a new poll by YouGov and Family Justice Campaigners, Resolution, as part of Good Divorce Week.

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