“Coodes Solicitors is celebrating a 20 per cent growth in its commercial work over the last year and is now focused on further expansion across its business-facing teams.
To provide a truly comprehensive commercial service, Coodes has established a Business Services team, bringing together its specialist business departments across Cornwall and into Devon. This means the firm can better service the range of needs a business might face, from finding the right premises to protecting its brand.
The last 12 months have seen Coodes establish two new specialist teams in Commercial Dispute Resolution and Insolvency along with Employment, as well as growing its existing Company Commercial and Commercial Property departments. Coodes has also developed innovative new ways of working with businesses, including launching schemes to give small businesses flexible and affordable access to employment advice.
Coodes is now preparing to further expand the team and build its growing number of national and international commercial clients as well as attracting more South West businesses.
Head of Commercial Property at Coodes Solicitors Helen Willett said: “We are building a great team by strategically appointing top commercial lawyers, with experience in city law firms in London, Bristol and Birmingham. This perfectly complements our strong regional and local knowledge. We are able to attract top talent, not only because of our strong credentials as a firm, but also because we are known to be a flexible employer that offers a great work-life balance.”
Peter Lamble, Chairman of Coodes said: “Our Business Services team has a depth of specialisms and a range of experience through working for some of the UK’s leading law firms, as well as the local knowledge that our regional businesses appreciate.
“Over the coming year we plan to recruit new talent so will be seeking to attract business lawyers who want to work for a forward-looking, progressive firm that balances its ambitions with being a flexible and caring employer.”
Gerard Hickie, CEO of Coodes Solicitors, said: “After a great year, which has seen us make some excellent appointments and develop new ways of working, Coodes is well positioned to significantly grow its business services.
“There is clearly potential for further expansion within Cornwall and Devon, particularly given our experience of working with renewable energy and tourism businesses. With our team’s pedigree of operating in major cities including London, the Midlands and Bristol, as well as handling large international cases, we will also be focusing on attracting business from across the UK and overseas.
“We now have the range of expertise to offer a full service to businesses of any size, whether they are looking to develop new HR guidelines, gear up for export or are faced with a dispute.”