We provide a comprehensive range of skills and services to both business and private clients in a geographical area that includes Hampshire, Surrey and beyond in respect of non contentious and litigation matters. We also provide the services of a Notary Public, who will be able to notarise, certify and authenticate different types of documents - for individuals, companies and other organisations requiring documents for use abroad.

Serviced Areas

  • Hampshire & Surrey

Contact Details

  City Alton
  Postcode GU34 1ER
  Address Rockbourne House, 100 High Street
  Phone Number (014) 208-2879

Products & Services


Shareholder agreements and share sale negotiations
Directors’ service agreements and restrictive covenants
Directors’ legal rights and liabilities under the Companies Act 2006
Partnership agreements (and dissolutions)
Consultancy agreements, and contracts of employment/staff hand books /employment policies
Agency and distribution agreements
Sale/purchase agreements
Confidentiality and escrow agreements
Standard Terms & Conditions of business (Sale or Hire) (UK and USA)
Our extensive knowledge of Employment Law puts us in a position to better serve business clients’ varied requirements.

  • I would recommend this business

Good customer service, but expensive.

Value for money
Service & support
Overall ratingExcellent

Customer Testimonials

Sañdie was excellent when dealing with my sale of 11 Gaskell court. I would certainly consider recommending your firm

Excellent solicitor. Very compassionate toward the customers needs.

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We have prepared a short video guide for employees on Settlement (Compromise) Agreements. If you need advice on a Settlement Agreement please contact Richard Pigula at Downie & Gadban on 01420 82879 or email him at richard.pigula@downieandgadban.co.uk.
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From Our Website

We have an established track record in providing a high-quality service to both business and private clients in all aspects of property development and commercial property. We provide the calibre of technical and legal expertise clients expect from larger firms - many of our team have experience working in national or Legal 500 ranked firms - combined with the bespoke service, personal touch and competitive pricing that has seen us win a loyal client following in the region and beyond. I know that you have often spent a lot of time on this matter after normal office hours to ensure progress of the sale was maintained - all very much appreciated.

We offer a wide range of private client services, including advice on Wills, trusts and probate, Inheritance Tax planning and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Our experienced team offers clear, practical advice combined with a personalised service that will help you navigate even the most sensitive of issues and ensure your matters are handled according to your wishes. There are key events such as buying a house, getting married, having children or getting divorced which prompt people to make or amend a Will.

Downie & Gadban offers a comprehensive range of legal services to individual and business clients. With offices in Alton, Hampshire and Guildford, Surrey, we cater to clients both locally and across the South on matters including residential and commercial property sales and development, commercial and civil litigation and dispute resolution, and Wills, probate and inheritance matters. Our clients include private / high net worth individuals, business owners and entrepreneurs, as well as a wide range of commercial clients, from SMEs to larger companies.

We act for clients in all types of disputes, representing Claimants, Defendants and interested parties in the County Court and High Court, arbitrations, specialist tribunals (such as the Property Chamber) and in alternative dispute resolution procedures such as mediation. We provide clear and pragmatic advice to help clients understand the law and procedures and all of their available options, empowering them to adopt the right strategy with confidence. Our robust and practical approach, technical expertise and longstanding experience gives our clients the best chance of success - and our track record is such that we regularly receive referrals from satisfied former clients.

Solicitor, Senior Partner and Head of Wills and Probate at Downie & Gadban, with 48 years' experience in private client work. Specialist in Wills, probate and trust matters, helping clients deal with their private affairs. A Notary Public who is able to authenticate and certify documents for international use. Solicitor, partner and Head of Property Development and Commercial Property at Downie & Gadban, with over 20 years' experience in a wide range of property transactions, including commercial property development, acquisitions and disposals, and landlord and tenant matters, as well as residential property work.

Downie & Gadban's Residential Property / Conveyancing team handles the full range of residential conveyancing transactions, including buying and selling residential homes, buy to let and new build purchases, remortgages, and the purchase and sale of estates. We offer a professional and personalised service, providing legal expertise which is both tailored to the individual client and competitively priced. We place a strong emphasis on high quality customer service, focusing in particular on clear communications in plain English and ensuring transactions are completed as quickly and smoothly as possible.

If you plan to emigrate, or to marry, work or buy or sell land or property abroad, you may need the services of a Notary Public. This is an internationally recognised role and is not the same as a solicitor. A Notary Public is a specially trained and qualified lawyer who is permitted to authenticate and certify the execution of documents for use outside the UK - these may include certificates of qualification, identification and marital status or official company documents and agreements. A Notary Public mainly acts as an impartial and legally trained witness to ensure the documents comply with official requirements overseas.

Our debt recovery work is dealt with, or at least supervised by, Robert Small, a Solicitor and Head of the Dispute Resolution department. Robert qualified as a legal Executive in 2007, then as a solicitor in 2010, and has handled a wide range of civil and commercial disputes since the year 2000. He has gained considerable experience in dealing with all aspects of debt recovery, and he is an expert in the procedures involved and the various options and strategies available to creditors to give them the best chance of recovering their debts.