Coodes creates new department

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A solicitor with 20 years’ experience in mental health legal issues has been appointed head of a newly-formed department at one of Cornwall’s leading law firms.

Lawrence Ford
Lawrence Ford

Coodes Solicitors’ partner Lawrence Ford, who has been a member of the Law Society’s specialist Mental Health Panel for 18 years, will lead the company’s mental health team.

Coodes’ managing partner, Jeremy Harvey, said: “We have specialised in working with clients affected by mental health issues for many years.

“It has traditionally formed part of our family department, but following an increase in demand from patients and professionals we felt the time was right to create a separate team.”

Ford, who is also a child protection specialist, is being supported in the department by fellow mental health legal expert, Julian Tyson.