Coodes Solicitors is today celebrating its 25th anniversary in Holsworthy.
With a network of offices across Cornwall, Coodes Solicitors opened its Holsworthy office in 1998. Partner Pam Johns, a commercial property lawyer and agriculture specialist born and bred in Holsworthy, spearheaded the expansion into North Devon. Pam spotted the opportunity in her home town while working at Coodes’ Launceston office. After outgrowing its original premises, the firm moved to its current location on Bodmin Street in 2001.
With eight full time members of staff, the Holsworthy office employs a number of people from the local area. Many have developed their legal careers and two have qualified as solicitors while working for Coodes. The Holsworthy team has a particularly strong residential and commercial property team, as well as providing expert advice on wills, trusts and probate.
On Wednesday mornings, Pam Johns and other members of the team meet with local farming clients at Coodes’ kiosk at Holsworthy Livestock Market.
Over the last 25 years, the firm has supported a number of community initiatives and local charities, including the Annual Holsworthy St Peter’s Fair Week and the Holsworthy Town flower planters at each of the roads entering the town. Most recently, the team attended the 125th Holsworthy and Stratton Agricultural Show and enjoyed the fantastic stands and events on offer.
Coodes Solicitors Partner Pam Johns said: “Over the last 25 years, Coodes has remained committed to Holsworthy and the surrounding area. As well as developing strong links with many local businesses, we work closely with the local farming community and have established a specialist agricultural law team to support them.
“Having grown up in Holsworthy and lived here all my life, I’m really proud of being a good employer in the town, nurturing local talent. From the beginning, it has also been important to me that Coodes plays an active role in the community. That’s why we have always worked hard to ensure we’re at Holsworthy Livestock Market each week and that we support local initiatives.
“We would like to thank everyone who has enabled us to grow in Holsworthy over the last 25 years. We look forward to working with you as we continue to serve the needs of the local community in the future.”
The team is celebrating the milestone with a glass of bubbly and a beautiful cake made by a local bakery.
With eight offices located throughout Cornwall and Devon, Coodes Solicitors has built a well-deserved reputation for providing individuals and businesses with exceptional legal services and is recognised as a leading law firm in both the Legal 500 and UK Chambers & Partners guides. Its highly skilled and specialist lawyers provide expertise in wide-ranging and niche areas of legal practice.