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About Us

We are a leading Surrey and London based provider of legal services to businesses and individuals.  We work from offices in Dorking, Cobham and Godalming.  Due to increased demand, we have now opened a serviced office in London.

Some other key facts about Downs:

  • We have been operating in Dorking since 1836. In recent years, the firm has expanded significantly with a series of acquisitions.

  • In 2006, we opened an office in Godalming.  In the same year, the firm became a Limited Liability Partnership.
  • Over 100 people work for the firm, including 15 partners and 37 other lawyers.
  • Our commercial clients include a broad range of companies including FTSE and AIM listed companies and private companies. 
  • The firm is accredited by Lexcel.  The Law Society has certified that certain standards of practice have been met following independent assessment. This accreditation is only awarded to solicitors who meet the highest management and customer care standards. Lexcel accredited practices undergo rigorous independent assessment every year to ensure they meet required standards of excellence in areas such as client care, case management and risk management.
  • Downs is 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. 
  • Our work for individuals includes market-leading services in wills and probate and in family/divorce work.
  • We have developed particular expertise in the care, education, leisure, charity and international sectors.  We have teams of lawyers who advise on all legal matters to those sectors.
  • On 1 October 2013 we merged with Lowrie & Co enabling us to open an office in Cobham, Surrey.
  • In April 2015 we opened a serviced office in London, near St Paul's Cathedral.


"I am confident that Downs will always apply sound judgment in the services they provide."

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