Coodes grows conveyancing team

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(L-R) Michelle Hawkins and Heidi Start

Coodes Solicitors has appointed two new conveyancers to help meet growing demand from people looking to buy or sell properties in Cornwall.

With the latest figures suggesting a 140% increase in interest in properties in Cornwall, Coodes is facing significant demand for its conveyancing services.

Solicitor Heidi Start has been appointed as head of the later living team. Based in Coodes’ Newquay office, she previously worked for law firms in north Cornwall. Combining her background in wills and probate with her conveyancing experience, she will support clients who need advice on property issues in later life.

Legal executive Michelle Hawkins brings conveyancing experience spanning two decades. Having previously worked for Coodes, she brings a wealth of knowledge of working in Penzance and west Cornwall. Hawkins is skilled at dealing with complex properties, including those with historic features and unusual access rights. In addition, she has expertise in equity release and probate matters.

Partner and head of residential property, Maria Richards, said: “Michelle and Heidi’s appointments are part of our ongoing growth strategy. The property market in Cornwall is booming and we need to grow our team to ensure we continue to meet demand while maintaining the high standards of service for which we are known.”

Coodes is currently recruiting for six more professionals to join its residential property team across Cornwall and Devon.