Farmers, farming and agricultural businesses, landed estates and landowners face a unique set of challenges – in business, in property, and in family succession and inheritance-related matters. At Coodes, with more than 200 years’ experience advising agricultural and rural clients across Cornwall, Devon and beyond, we understand better than anyone how to support businesses and individuals in the rural economy.

Our firm is rooted in the farming communities of the South West and we have a deep understanding of, and feel for the legal, commercial and family dynamics of this regionally and nationally vital sector. So much so that we continue to maintain a presence at the major livestock markets and agricultural shows within the region, recognising that farmers want to maximise the value of their time away from their farms.

Members of our Rural Services team have relationships with individual farms and farming families that go back over three generations as we have supported these clients as their businesses have evolved and adapted to changing commercial and domestic circumstances. We recognise the overlap between business, relationships, property, inheritance and legacy that is central to the farming world and are experienced in helping individuals and families to find practical legal solutions to the challenges of living, working and raising a family within a commercial enterprise.

Lawyers within several of our teams are fellows of the Agricultural Law Association and the firm is recognised for its expertise in rural and agricultural matters in the major legal directories.

Our Rural Services team brings together the experience and expertise of specialist teams across the Coodes network to deliver practical advice and legal solutions for individuals and businesses on every aspect of farming and agricultural life.


Pam Johns

Head of Rural Services

Abi Lutey

Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution

Chris Andrews

Head of Criminal Defence

Kirsty Davey

Head of Corporate & Commercial

Richard Pollock

Head of Court of Protection

Sarah Cornish

Head of Private Client

Ben Sidgwick


Jack Peart


Anna Parsons


Flora Davey


Jenny Carter


Jess Field


Jodie Walmsley

Litigation Executive

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Pam Johns

Head of Rural Services

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