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Quality and Accreditation

We have been accredited under the Law Society’s national quality assurance scheme LEXCEL since 2006, demonstrating that we meet and maintain the highest standards of client care and practice management.

In 2011, Hine Downing was one of the earliest firms in Cornwall and indeed the UK to become accredited under the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS).


CQS is designed to provide clients with reassurance about their solicitor’s integrity, practice standards and professionalism.  Complying with CQS will help Hine Downing provide a more effective service for our clients.

Hine Downing uses TFB’s award-winning computer software for the legal profession, Partner for Windows, as used by some of the largest law firms in the UK. This comprehensive suite of software helps us manage our client’s matters efficiently and cost-effectively.  Good systems not only enable fast, efficient and good-value client service, but help us maintain close quality control over the many and varied procedures needed to meet the Law Society’s and the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s highest expectations.

In addition, we use ISOKON software to help make our Probate and other Private Client services second to none.

Community Legal Service provides free confidential and independent legal advice.  We are part of a network of organisations that provides and promotes civil legal services from general information to advice and representation.


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Dispute resolution

We deal with disputes relating to wills and estates, property and residential landlord and tenant. We will give you clear advice on the merits of your claim, the likely level of your costs and alternative ways of resolving your dispute, eg. through mediation.


Family law

Family law is a complex and sensitive area. Over the years, our trusted family law experts have helped many families to resolve issues involving the home, finances and the care of children. They have also earned a reputation for a sensitive and understanding approach when dealing with clients involved in emotional and stressful situations.


Commercial law

What appears to be a good deal today may be a lost opportunity tomorrow – or revealed to be a less attractive investment. Whatever the age or size of your business venture, good legal advice is a vital part of the decision-making process. It can save you time, money and stress – and help your business thrive.



Your home is probably your most expensive asset and whatever the prevailing economic climate, planning a move is a stressful event. Our friendly and efficient team of residential conveyancers will ensure your transaction runs smoothly and quickly.


Probate, Wills & Trusts

Our Private Client Department combines a wealth of experience in dealing with Probate and the administration of Estates; from straightforward standard Estates, to high net worth and complex Estates, where expertise, judgement and efficiency are paramount.


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