Property Law

As Property/Conveyancing Solicitors we aim to offer our clients a professional and personalised service.

Business Law

As Commercial/Business Law Solicitors in Hampshire and beyond we deal with various aspects of company commercial and business contract work.

Trust & Estates

We act for private individuals and families whose personal and business activities may require careful co-ordination and attention to detail.

Civil Litigation

As experienced Hampshire based Litigation Solicitors we aim to secure a realistic outcome and resolve litigation issues as speedily and in the most cost-effective way possible.


As Lawyers dedicated to looking after our client’s needs, we provide a comprehensive range of Legal Services tailored for both private and business clients in Alton, Hampshire (including Alresford, Bentley, Bordon, Four Marks, Medstead and Selborne) and Guildford, Surrey as well as beyond.

We provide expertise and an astutely pragmatic approach in respect of our legal services to private clients and businesses.

We are more than just a traditional high street practice in Hampshire: we cover a wide range of Civil and Business Law, including Property and Conveyancing, Commercial/Business Law, Family Law, Employment Law and Settlement Agreements, Litigation, Wills and Probate, Trust disputes, Inheritance disputes, Powers of Attorney and we also offer the services of a Notary Public, who is able to notarise, certify and authenticate documents for use abroad.


– 1880s – 1890s, The Beginning

Alexander Downie practised as a solicitor in the Alton area in the 1880s.

Victor Gadban joined him in the early 1900s.

– 1905, Opening

The firm Downie & Gadban was formed in 1905, with offices at 46 High Street, Alton.

In February 1963 Peter Bathurst joined the firm as a partner, as did Jeremy Orsborn in 1972 and Simon Acworth in 1978.

– 1962 , New Offices

In 1962 Mr Gadban died and the firm moved to our current offices at 100 High Street.



  • We offer you:

    • Expert legal advice through a dedicated and flexible team of lawyers
    • A solicitor led relationship
    • A personal approach
    • Value for money
    • A quality legal service
  • Why choose us?

    We aim to meet and exceed our client’s expectations and to offer a cost-effective service. We will always give you impartial independent advice.

    We are proud that many of our new clients come from recommendations or from families who have used Downie & Gadban for generations. We’d be delighted if you would join them. Please contact us to discuss how we can help you.



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