South west law firm Coodes is celebrating its 275th anniversary this year, officially making it the longest-established legal practice in the region.

Founded in 1747, Coodes has grown beyond all recognition from its humble beginnings – it now has a network of eight offices across Cornwall and Devon with specialist teams offering legal expertise and professional services. The firm employs over 160 lawyers and support staff.

In honour of the 275th anniversary, celebrations are being launched to recognise the achievements of its teams and the help they have provided to communities across the two counties, as a thank you to clients.

Coodes chairman and partner, Peter Lamble, said: “Celebrating our 275th anniversary is something to be incredibly proud of, it’s quite an achievement and we’re in a unique position.

“It demonstrates that we are doing things right. We have come a long way from when Edward Coode, the original Coode family member, joined the firm back in the eighteeth century. Yet the core of our business remains the same, our clients are at the heart of everything we do, and at the same time their needs are met by the dedication and hard work of our talented staff.

“Without their combined contributions, Coodes would not be the modern business it is today.”

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