Background

Family

Families and relationships are complex and charged with emotion – especially at moments of change or when they run into problems. The desire to protect our loved ones and secure their futures is a powerful instinct. But determining how to go about this is complicated and challenging, particularly when emotions are running high.

Coodes’ family law team has established a reputation for delivering expert advice and practical solutions with sympathy and compassion across the full spectrum of family and relationship matters. Our clients are typically addressing issues that cut to the very heart of their lives. A major part of our role is helping them to understand their options and supporting them in achieving appropriate outcomes as quickly and with as little additional upset as possible.

Serving the predominantly rural communities of Devon and Cornwall, we are experienced in advising families dealing with the challenges of social and economic deprivation, and of the unique issues affecting farming and land-owning families.

As well as working directly with family clients, we support a number of charities in the south-west on a pro bono basis, helping them to provide vulnerable individuals and families with access to expert legal advice, often at times of extreme anxiety and trauma.

Speak confidentially to one of our divorce and family lawyers for guidance about the best path for you, by calling us now on 01726 874 700 or email family@coodes.co.uk.

Team

Sarah Evans

Head of Family

Elise Alma

Partner

Karen Pritchard

Partner

Christopher Johns

Associate

Shelley Workman

Associate

Angela Briggs

Chartered Legal Executive

Anna Barrick

Paralegal

Bradley Kaine

Paralegal

Joanne Ellaway

Solicitor

Client Testimonials


Thank you for the work you have put into to get the best outcome! It's very much appreciated!

Client

You have been amazing. It will be great to finally have that piece of paper in my hand.

Client

I appreciate everything you have done and will recommend Coodes to others.

Client

I would just like to say massive thank you for all that you done for me and my children.

Client

I wanted to pass on how amazing a job your firm did in my son's case and share this with you; without the firm's support this may have had a totally different outcome.

Client

It has been a challenging time for us all in the last few weeks so can I thank you for your wisdom, advice and understanding in difficult times.

Client

I thank you both for your support and advice throughout my divorce settlement. I am pleased with the final outcome and would recommend your services and Coodes to others.

Client

I would like to thank you so much for your hard work, effort and support you give me. I can't describe how happy I was because of the results of the court order. I don't know how my case could finish without your help.

Client

The service I have had from the receptionists who always answer the phone with a cheery greeting at all times to the personal, tailored continually changing legal advice and representation I have had at court and away from it has been exemplary.

Client

I would unreservedly recommend Coodes to anyone seeking financial or family advice as divorce is an extremely difficult time in anyone's life and having down to earth, experienced staff who truly care and appreciate this is priceless.

Client

I have always had any issue dealt with in a calm and timely manner and really appreciated having all of the complicated processes explained to me so I understood. I have gone from being a scared victim of domestic abuse to a confident independent advocate of myself.

Client

Nice to have good professionals working for me. Not so sure my ex has had the same privilege.

Client

I would like to thank you once again for all your advice and support throughout this process. You have been fantastic!

Client

Thank you for everything you've done for me and my children. Kind regards, and many thanks again for helping me to get my life back on track.

Client

Thank you again for everything, you have been great to work with and made the process smooth. It has been a long road for me and I'm relieved to have some closure.

Client

Thank you for your expert counsel and professionalism on dealing with my case. Should I require a solicitor in future, I will be using Coodes.

Client

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Key contact

Sarah Evans

Head of Family

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