South West law firm Coodes Solicitors is expanding with a new member of its Wills, Probate and Trusts team. Clare McLeish has joined Coodes’ Truro office, bringing more than eight years’ experience in London law firms.
Clare is a Member of STEP, the leading professional body for lawyers who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning, and a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly. She joins from Wimbledon’s leading legal practice, Gregsons Solicitors, where she advised clients on issues relating to Wills, tax, trust and estate administration.
With extended family in Cornwall, Clare McLeish knows the region well. Her mother grew up in St Stephen and her grandfather worked in the China Clay industry. A keen runner, Clare previously ran 100 and 200 metres with Kingston AC & Poly Athletics Club.
Clare said: “I decided to move to Cornwall to be closer to family and for the quality of life that is on offer down here. I wanted to join a Cornish firm where I could progress in my career and was aware of Coodes’ high profile and excellent reputation. I am looking forward to developing my professional skills here and in particular to expanding into new areas, particularly advising agricultural clients.”
Head of the Trusts, Wills and Probate team Richard Pollock said: “Clare has a fantastic CV and really great experience, having worked with some high profile clients in London. She has handled some very technical work and her skills and experience complement the rest of the team.
“With the growth of our Falmouth office, we needed an additional team member to cover the Truro and Falmouth area. We are delighted to welcome Clare as the latest member of our expanding team.”
Coodes Solicitors is planning to expand its Wills, Trusts and Probate team further over the coming months.