About Us

Everything you need to know about Coodes
(and nothing you don’t)

We have been around for ages – since 1747 to be precise. We have been advising businesses, families and individuals in the South West on the issues that shape their lives and futures for more than 275 years. Our firm, our team and our way of doing business is rooted in the communities and economy of Cornwall and Devon, and it shows in the way we work with our clients.

Legal expertise is just the start

You need more than legal expertise to help you tackle the challenges you are facing. What you really want are legal solutions – practical advice and action that delivers on your priorities.

For business clients, that means combining legal expertise allied with commercial insight to create solutions that work for your business and help to achieve your goals.

For personal or family matters, it means being able to empathise – to see the problem from your perspective and to provide advice and support through difficult times.

We offer advice not jargon

Whatever the issue, our job is to understand your concerns and then to use our legal skills and expertise to help you find a practical solution. None of that is possible if we hide behind legal jargon or merely offer legal technicalities. So, we make a point of breaking down the legal language and focusing above all on what you want to achieve and how we can do that as time and cost-efficiently as possible.

Whatever the problem, we can help

We provide legal advice across the entire spectrum of business and personal matters, from employment contracts and commercial tenancies to mergers and acquisitions and investment funding, and from wills and probate and property conveyancing to criminal defence and personal injury claims. Check out our service pages for details of the breadth of our services and expertise.

Whatever the issue, get in touch. Call or email us – we’ll put you through to someone who can help.

We’re your local team

With a network of eight offices around Cornwall and Devon, from Penzance in the south to Holsworthy in the north, we’re sure to have an office near you. We are rooted in the South West community and economy.

Our experienced team represents clients at every level and can draw on strong relationships with a wide range of external experts, from barristers and medical professionals to surveyors and land agents, when required. Many of our team members are recognised in the leading legal directories, which regularly acknowledge our expertise and approachability

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