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Downs Solicitors LLP

156 HIGH STREET, DORKING, SURREY, RH4 1BQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01306 880110
Fax:
Fax 01306 502283
Email:
Web:
www.downslaw.co.uk
Cobham, Dorking, Godalming, London

South East: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 3

Downs Solicitors LLP (Dorking)

The ‘very competitive’ firm Downs Solicitors LLP in Dorking and Godalming provides a ‘notably broad insolvency practice ranging from routine insolvency work to offshore financial transactions’ as well as a ‘wealth of experience that the lawyers are able to apply directly to the issues at hand’. Martin Steer’s ‘professional understanding of commercial litigation feeds intoChris Millar’s technically excellent insolvency skills’. Steer handled several Statutory Demand matters, while Millar, who is described as a ‘highly strategic thinker’, recently advised on the recovery of a sum gained from the sale of shares in a Luxembourg company to a company from the British Virgin Islands as well as interim insolvency proceedings. He also represented a liquidator of Geoffrey Martin & Co/PFK regarding shareholding interest claims brought forward by creditors while the company director was in prison. Consultant solicitor Nigel Cookgives pragmatic and sensible advice’ during administration, winding-up and liquidation proceedings, particularly when it comes to directors’ liability, company restoration and fulfilment of conditions at a pre-administration stage.

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Employment: Kent, Surrey and Sussex - ranked: tier 3

Downs Solicitors LLP (Godalming)

The ‘excellent’ team at Downs Solicitors LLP regularly advises on redundancy matters, director and shareholder exit strategies, and drafting employment contracts, as well as handling pensions and tax matters. On the contentious front the team is adept at representing clients in employment termination disputes, issues arising from breaches of restrictive covenants, and discrimination claims. Its client base includes companies in the logistics, construction and pharmaceuticals industries among others. Matthew Kilgannon heads the practice and is ably assisted by the ‘very helpfulDavid Seals, associate Nicola O’Dwyer, consultant Keith Potter and associate Emily Kidd.

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 3

Downs Solicitors LLP (Dorking, Godalming)

Downs Solicitors LLP’s ‘service and knowledge are very good’, according to clients. The team handles large-scale property portfolio management matters, property finance and acquisitions for lenders and businesses. Highlights included advising an investor on the purchase of a freehold site located in Southend and the purchase of a leasehold site in Bedworth, and assisting a ceramic tile company with its relocation to new premises. Other clients are in the food, construction and healthcare sectors. Andrew Peach heads the practice and specialises in cross-border property finance issues. He is ably assisted by Caroline Walton and consultant solicitor Michael Debens, who focuses on development projects. Michael Nixon left the firm to join DMH Stallard LLP.

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