Coodes Solicitors has marked the end of its milestone 275th anniversary year by announcing a record number of promotions across all its legal teams.
Thirty five colleagues have been promoted at Coodes, representing more than 20% of the firm’s overall workforce, it was revealed at the firm’s recent Annual General Meeting at the Royal Cornwall Showground.
Around 150 members of staff attended the AGM event which provided the team with a chance to reflect on the firm’s achievements over the past year and look ahead to future developments in 2023/24.
Two highly-experienced lawyers, Karen Pritchard and Darren Higginson have been elevated to the senior position of partner with the firm. 14 members of the team have been promoted to associate – the highest number of promotions to be made to this level in any single year.
Four other individuals, Iynaiya Afzal (family), Yasin Ahmed (commercial property) and Jenny Carter (personal disputes) and Caitlin Facey (wills, probate and trusts) have been promoted to trainee solicitor. 15 members of staff across the wider firm have also been recognised.
In the last year, Coodes has appointed seven new business owners as part of its futureproofing and succession planning. It is the first time in the firm’s history that there are more female business owners, compared to male.
Peter Lamble, chairman of Coodes Solicitors, said: “We are thrilled to celebrate the culmination of our milestone anniversary year by recognising the outstanding achievements of our team. We are very proud to announce these well-deserved promotions and the unwavering dedication demonstrated by these individuals have played a pivotal role in the success of Coodes.”