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Leading private wealth lawyer at Coodes recognised in global legal directory

Leading private wealth lawyer at Coodes recognised in global legal directory

Posted on July 22, 2022

One of the South West’s leading private wealth lawyers working for Coodes Solicitors in Cornwall has been selected to rank…

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Coodes staff pictured at the Royal Cornwall Showground during the firm’s AGM on 6 July, celebrating the firm’s founding year of 1747.

Coodes, officially the longest established South West law firm, celebrates 275 years in practice

Posted on July 07, 2022

Leading South West law firm Coodes is celebrating it’s 275th anniversary this year, officially making it the longest established legal…

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Seven new business owners have been appointed at Coodes Solicitors, it has been announced today, as part of the South West legal firm’s futureproofing and succession planning strategy. Partners Sarah Cornish, Kirsty Davey, Sarah Evans, Melanie Grose, Abi Lutey, Jo Morgan, and Rachel Pearce join the six other business owners across a network of offices in Cornwall and Devon headed by Chairman and Partner Peter Lamble. The expansion brings the total number of business owners to 13 and is the first time in the firm’s history that there are more female managing partners compared to male - the promotions increase the firm’s proportion of female partners to nearly 70 percent. The new owners will contribute to making key decisions about the business, as well as helping to plan and shape the firm’s growth and leadership. Coodes, which provides specialist legal services across the region, became a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) in 2014 and moved from previously having one Managing Partner to a business-owned model with an executive board of four members. Commenting on the announcement, Chairman and Partner Peter Lamble said: “We are focusing on building the firm of the future, creating a pool of talent to ensure that we have an even stronger foundation to enable Coodes to grow further. All these individuals have demonstrated a strong loyalty and commitment and they have the necessary skills to contribute to the success of the business, coach and develop our new and upcoming talent and to further the firm’s strategy. It is vitally important for us to have the right people in place who can lead the business beyond our current ownership. Our people are key to our success.” Over 160 lawyers and support staff are employed by Coodes which provides legal expertise and advice to clients from Penzance in the West to Holsworthy in the East. The new structure of thirteen business owners provides the firm with a succession plan for the next 20 years at least. Peter added: “We remain committed to improving and developing our people and the part they play in the business. It’s about making a generational step, looking at what skills you need and who will sail the ship going forward. Succession planning can be a problem for many firms and often that is not spotted until it is too late resulting in limited options – we can’t allow ourselves to be in that position. These highly skilled lawyers represent true excellence in their areas of work, and I would like to congratulate them on their achievement and wish them all the best for this next exciting phase of their careers.” Coodes LLP is one of the longest established firms of solicitors in the South West and provides legal advice for both business and personal needs, delivered by experienced lawyers. Specialist areas of work include agriculture, commerce, employment, residential and commercial property, family, wills, trusts and probate, personal injury, clinical negligence, and criminal law.

Seven new business owners appointed at South West legal firm Coodes

Posted on May 24, 2022

Seven new business owners have been appointed at Coodes Solicitors, it has been announced today, as part of the South…

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SLeading lawyer takes the reins of family team at South West firm Coodes

Leading lawyer takes the reins of family team at South West firm Coodes

Posted on May 13, 2022

One of Cornwall’s leading family lawyers is taking over the reins of the team at top South West legal firm…

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‘Concerning’ increase in mental health workload for South West legal firm

‘Concerning’ increase in mental health caseload for South West legal firm

Posted on May 10, 2022

Solicitors acting for Coodes’ Mental Health and Community Care Team say its workload has more than doubled over recent months,…

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New recruits expand Coodes’ commercial property team in the South West

New recruits expand Coodes’ commercial property team in the South West

Posted on April 28, 2022

South West legal firm Coodes has expanded its commercial property team with the appointment of two new lawyers. With experience…

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Partner Kate Bayley, Head of Residential Property Sarah Cowley and Partner and Head of Commercial Property Jo Morgan

Coodes conveyancing team appoints new leadership and lawyers

Posted on April 12, 2022

South West law firm Coodes Solicitors’ award-winning conveyancing team is now under new leadership with several new appointments being made….

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Five new lawyers bolster Coodes Solicitors’ Family team

Posted on March 08, 2022

Coodes Solicitors has appointed five new lawyers to its Family team. The expansion of the department, across its network of…

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Shelley Workman who has been awarded the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Accreditation.

Coodes lawyer achieves Family Law Advanced Accreditation

Posted on February 28, 2022

Coodes Solicitors Family lawyer Shelley Workman has been awarded the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Accreditation. The prestigious accreditation reflects…

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Mike Gregson

Posted on February 24, 2022

It is with great sadness that I share with you that our Coodes Partner, Mike Gregson, passed away peacefully on…

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