Downie & Gadban was named Runner Up in the Law Firm of the Year (Small) category at the annual Hampshire Law Society Legal Awards. The Awards, which were announced on 26th May at the Society’s Annual Dinner at the Hilton Hotel, Hedge End, celebrate legal excellence across the region. Firms are judged on such criteria as growth in reputation, client appreciation, client service initiatives and professional development and accreditation.

Established in 1905, and based in Alton, Hampshire, Downie & Gadban has a longstanding reputation for technical excellence combined with outstanding client service. We cater for clients both locally and across the South, advising on a comprehensive range of services including residential and commercial property, commercial and civil litigation and dispute resolution, and Wills, probate and inheritance matters.

Julian De Giovanni, Partner and Head of Property Development and Commercial Property, comments:

“We were delighted to be recognised at the prestigious annual Hampshire Law Society Awards. We are particularly proud that this recognition comes as the sector emerges from one of the most challenging periods in recent history and reflects how the firm has grown and prospered at a time when many in the legal industry have retreated or contracted.

We continued to expand throughout the pandemic with a series of strategic hires, while also ensuring that our focus was always squarely on maintaining the high levels of service that our clients have come to expect. Our success in that goal has been reflected not only in achieving Runner Up status in these awards in the face of stiff competition, but also in our ever-expanding levels of positive client feedback on sites such as Reviews Solicitors, where we have around 200 positive reviews.

Moving forward, we remain committed not only to our clients but to our local and wider community, complementing our ongoing client service initiatives with programmes aimed at reducing our environmental impact, empowering our people, and serving local charities and community schemes.”