We are here for everyone.
At Downs Solicitors, we provide a comprehensive range of services for individuals who are looking for legal advice.
We pride ourselves on delivering a personal touch and as a result, many of our clients are very-well established and have been using the firm for a number of years because of the close and long-lasting relationships that are formed.
However, we also see a number of clients for one-off private legal services, such as property and family law.
Our clients choose us for our friendly, approachable nature as well as our ability to provide expert advice with no jargon and communicate it in an easy to understand manner. As you would expect, we will always act with discretion and utmost professionalism. It is why we do what we do.
Whether you are going through a relationship breakdown and need specialist legal advice; our family solicitors can advise you on all the aspects including divorce, separation, financial settlements or issues involving children such as contact arrangements. Their approach is sympathetic, pragmatic and always discreet.
You may be planning to sell, buy, rent or re-mortgage a property. It is important, therefore, to get the best legal advice from the very start and our property solicitors will be happy to discuss your requirements with you. They deliver a friendly, professional and quality service at highly competitive rates. They can also advise on various landlord and tenant issues.
Perhaps you have become involved in a dispute and are not sure of your rights? Litigation and court proceedings can be complex and overwhelming. Our experienced dispute resolution team can advise and support you along every step of the way to ensure a satisfactory resolution. They specialise in contract and consumer disputes, shareholder and partnership issues, property, building and inheritance disputes, as well as boundary and neighbour disputes and debt recovery.
Whether as an employer or an employee, unfortunately sometimes things can go wrong at work. Employment issues and claims cover many areas, ranging from discrimination to redundancy to unfair dismissal. Regardless of your issue, our specialist employment solicitors are ready to assist you in a sensitive and professional manner. They are recommended in both the Legal 500 and in Chambers & Partners.
Getting on top of your legal affairs is one of the best things that you can do for both yourself and your family. We cannot stress enough the importance of getting “your legal house in order”. Our private client solicitors can help you with all of your lifetime planning requirements, whether it is writing a will, advising you on estate planning to minimise your tax liabilities, protecting your assets and ensuring the financial security of your family or putting measures in place to help with your long-term care and finances.
If you are an investor or are starting up a new business, then it is important to think about drawing up appropriate documentation such as a shareholder’s agreement where there is a limited company. This is a contract entered into between the company and its shareholders and deals with all aspects of the relationship between the parties, including the personal rights and obligations of the shareholders.
By putting a shareholder’s agreement in place at the beginning, it should hopefully avoid disputes further down the line or make it quicker, cheaper and easier to negotiate a settlement in the event of a dispute. Speak to one of our experienced corporate lawyers who will be happy to advise you about shareholder agreements, articles of association and other documentation that may be relevant in your situation.
At Downs Solicitors, we also provide a range of notarial services for individuals regarding documents for use worldwide. With our experience and attention to detail, we can assist you with the authentication and certification of your documents to operate abroad and the legalisation requirements of foreign countries, including apostilles.
Whatever your particular issue, you can rest assured that we have the best legal teams to look after you. Our friendly and knowledgeable team of solicitors will get to the heart of the matter, filtering complex information efficiently and quickly, saving you time and money.
For an initial consultation or advice, please contact us today.