Coodes strengthens probates hand


Ben Sidgwick is the latest lawyer from Coodes Solicitors to become a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

ACTAPS is the leading body for legal professionals dealing with disputed will, inheritance and probate claims.

Sidgwick qualified with Coodes as a solicitor in 2009 and is now an associate with the firm. Working in the personal disputes team, he has developed particular expertise in property and land disputes as well as contentious will, inheritance and probate work.

He said: “This is a growing area of law and Coodes is responding to the need for more specialists.It provides continuing development to its members, meaning that we also remain at the cutting edge. This all helps to demonstrate that we’re the best firm in Cornwall for anyone looking for support on handling a personal dispute in this area.”

Head of the personal disputes team and Coodes partner, Colin Hunter, said: “At Coodes we are seeing more will, inheritance and probate disputes than ever before. Many of the cases that we handle are extremely complex so it’s vital that we continue to learn and to demonstrate our expertise in this type of dispute.”