Background

Wills and Probate

Coodes’ Wills and Probate team has been independently recognised as one of the leading practices for this work in the South West. Whether it is you or a loved one who needs advice, we can advise on all aspects of managing your affairs, from making a will or powers of attorney to creating a family trust to technical tax planning.

Our experienced wills and probate lawyers, working from offices throughout the region, combine up-to-date legal expertise with friendly, jargon-free delivery. We are here to help you understand your options, make plans for the future and resolve any current issues relating to wills and inheritance.

It is never too late to plan for what you want to happen to your estate, though we encourage all our clients to consider their will as early as possible, and to review their wills when their circumstances change. Our Wills and Probate team provide a comprehensive service covering all aspects of wills, inheritance and the disputes that sometimes arise when a loved one dies or loses capacity, or when families separate.

We have developed our services to suit the needs of ordinary people and to help them address the issues that crop up at the passing of a generation. We offer an integrated elderly-client service dedicated to helping you or your relatives with the unique legal issues that may occur in later life, including lifetime planning, housing, and physical and mental health care. Accessibility is one of our core values, so if required, we also offer home visits.

We regularly advise individuals looking to support loved ones who are no longer capable of managing their own affairs, for example, due to an illness or long-term injury. Our Court of Protection team works alongside our Mental Health and Community Care team to provide legal services such as help accessing support and representation in court.

With our roots firmly in Cornwall and Devon, we have extensive experience of supporting farming families and rural landowners in addressing the challenges they face in preserving their assets across the generations. Drawing on the specialist expertise of our Rural Services team, we provide tailored wills and estate planning advice to farming and landowning families across Cornwall and Devon.

Independently recognised as one of the region’s leading Wills and Probate teams

Chambers and Partners, the leading guide to legal services, has described our Private Client team as “having a substantial regional presence” and “winning plaudits for its Wills, Trust and Probate work” with a “growing Court of Protection and elderly client focus”, and we are top ranked in Cornwall.

Your local wills and probate experts

At Coodes, we are proud to serve our local communities with specialist lifetime planning and Estate Administration services. With offices in Truro, Newquay, St Austell, Falmouth, Penzance, Holsworthy, Launceston and Liskeard, we are conveniently located and easily accessible for people across Cornwall and Devon. We are also more than happy to discuss alternative meeting arrangements with you, such as video calls, phone calls and email. We may also be able to arrange home visits in certain circumstances.

To arrange an initial discussion with one of our Wills and Probate lawyers, call us on 0800 328 3282 or fill in our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.

Team

Sarah Cornish

Head of Private Client

Richard Pollock

Head of Court of Protection

Alan Gates

Associate

Amy Quinn

Associate

Louise Brown

Associate

Aimee Edwards

Solicitor

Caitlin Facey

Solicitor

Emily Drew

Paralegal

John Holdsworth

Chartered Legal Executive

Lisa Olds

Chartered Legal Executive

Lucy Poole

Solicitor

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Sarah Cornish

Head of Private Client

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