News

Read about Hine Downing’s latest legal news, team announcements, updates and events we have supported in the local area.

Be Alert to Cybercrime


It is clear that there is an increasing risk of emails being hacked and false bank details being provided to law firms. For this reason, all clients should send their bank details to us by post or provide them in writing at a face-to-face meeting with your lawyer (such as by providing a recent bank… Read more »

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Hat-trick of appointments for Hine Downing Solicitors


Hine Downing Solicitors has welcomed three top class recruits to further strengthen its management and conveyancing teams. Chartered Accountant David Quinn has taken over the operational running of the prominent Falmouth firm as Practice Manager, having worked in Cornwall for many years including as Finance Director of Rider’s Garages Ltd and most recently of Cornwall… Read more »

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New Chairman at Falmouth Age Concern


Hine Downing Partner William Richards is to be the new Chairman of Falmouth Age Concern (FCA), an independent charity serving the local area. FAC works with and for older people in Falmouth, Penryn and the surrounding area running a volunteer befriending service, several clubs and a programme of summer excursions to the coast and countryside. With… Read more »

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Fond Farewell to David Toseland


One of Cornwall’s most respected and popular residential property conveyancers has retired from Falmouth-based law-firm Hine Downing after 46 years. Over his long career David Toseland has helped thousands of people move home, with many clients returning time and again for his straightforward, reassuring and plain-dealing approach to conveyancing work. “David is in many ways… Read more »

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Come and See Us at Stithians Show – Monday 17th July 2017


Preparations are well underway for this years show. We look forward to seeing clients old and new on our stand – come and join us for a drink and a chat!

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Probate Fees – Planned Increase Scrapped


It has been announced by The Ministry of Justice that the controversial plans to raise Probate Fees are to be scrapped. The proposed change would have seen Probate Fees that currently stand at £155.00 rise sharply. Estates worth between £500,000.00 and £1,000,000.00 would have paid fees of £4,000.00 Estates valued at more than £2 million would have paid fees of… Read more »

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