Olympic rower joins Coodes

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Cornish Olympic rower Ed Coode MBE has returned to his roots by taking up a position at his family’s law firm, Coodes Solicitors.

Bodmin-born Coode became a Cornish hero after winning gold in the coxless-fours at the 2004 Athens Olympics plus gold in the 1999 World Championships.

For the past four years he has been following in the Coode family footsteps by training in law at University of the West of England and with Bristol firm Burges Salmon.

He joins Coodes’ Private Client team in the Liskeard office.

He said: “I have a lot to learn over the next few years. I didn’t get into law just to tick along, I want to be good at it.

“I want to be part of a law firm that Cornwall is proud of and equally, a company that’s committed to supporting the local community.”

Coode will practice private client law, offering advice in Wills, probate and trusts.

Ian Taylor, partner at Coodes Solicitors, said: “We’re over the moon that Ed has joined us.

“His family established Coodes and its core value of providing excellent legal advice to the Cornish community, and I know Ed is keen to continue this tradition.

“I wish him every success in his new career and we’re especially proud that he will be working with us.”