Following a 20% increase in commercial work over the last year, South West firm Coodes Solicitors has appointed a new corporate lawyer. Gareth White has joined the firm’s Commercial Disputes team, which offers businesses expert legal advice on preventing and tackling disputes.
Gareth White grew up in Plymouth and joins from Seldons Solicitors, based in North Devon. A Plymouth University graduate, he brings experience of working for law firms in Devon and the South East.
Gareth will advise business clients on disputes ranging from fraud and insolvency litigation to shareholders actions, contractual or intellectual property disputes.
Alongside his legal experience, Gareth has assisted his previous employers with achieving industry accreditations, as well as supporting them on marketing and charitable fundraising.
Gareth said: “Having worked in the South West, I knew that Coodes has a good reputation and is very well thought of as an employer. A previous role brought me down to Truro for regular meetings, so I was attracted to Cornwall as a place to live and work.
“I am very much looking forward to getting to know local businesses and focusing on such an important area of work, which is a growth area for Coodes.”
Coodes recently established a Business Services team, bringing together its specialist business departments across Cornwall and into Devon. This is enabling the firm to offer an enhanced service to meet the range of needs a business might face.
Peter Lamble, Chairman of Coodes and Head of Commercial Disputes, said: “After a period of fast growth, we made a strategic decision to grow our business services teams by bringing in new talent. Gareth’s appointment will help us to better meet demand for our advice on commercial disputes, as well as allowing us to bring in new work from across the region.
“With a strong track record, Gareth will be a great addition to our Business Services team.”