Coodes Family Team beat fierce competition to secure highly commended in National Family Law Awards

Thu 1st Feb 2024

Coodes Solicitors has been recognised at the inaugural National Family Law Awards for their legal excellence and customer care, beating off fierce competition from firms across England and Wales.

The firm, established in 1747, has eight offices across Cornwall and Devon and is recognised as a leading law firm in both the Legal 500 and UK Chambers and Partners guides.

The British Family Law Awards were first launched last year by legal publishers Today’s Media to recognise and celebrate the excellence across the family law community. Coodes were the only firm in the South West (west of Bristol) to be shortlisted for the Family Law Team of the Year award and at the ceremony hosted last week they saw off fierce competition from firms across England and Wales to be highly commended.

The award identified excellence in their team-based approach to practice, going above and beyond their peers in delivering exceptional client service and leading the way in the industry.

Coodes has some of the best family lawyers in the South and they deal with a range of complex issues including domestic violence and injunctions, child arrangements cases, cohabitee disputes, pension sharing issues, civil partnership dissolution, and Local Authority Child Care cases. The team is a leading firm in the Legal 500 as well as having extensive national family law memberships/affiliations with professional bodies.

This is the latest plaudit for Coodes after the Clinical Negligence Team were shortlisted for the Clinical Negligence Team of the Year at the Personal Injury Awards last year, alongside Partner and Department Head Rachel Pearce for Clinical Negligence Lawyer of the Year. Prior to that, the firm won at the South West Masters Awards 2023 in the Medium Business Category.

Sarah Evans, Partner and Head of the Family Department said: “We’re beyond thrilled to have been highly commended in such prestigious national awards. This recognition of the team as leading the way in the industry is testament to the way we work together. We support each other and train individuals to give them the opportunity to flourish.

“We pride ourselves on putting client care at the heart of everything we do, providing a high-quality, expert, well-rounded and empathetic service to everyone we support.”

More information and a full list of winners can be found at

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 and Partners guides. Its highly skilled and specialist lawyers provide expertise in wide-ranging and niche areas of legal practice.

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Thu 1st Feb 2024

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