Partner Kate Bayley, head of residential property, Sarah Cowley and partner and head of commercial property Jo Morgan

Coodes Solicitors’ conveyancing team is now under new leadership with several new appointments being made.

Partner Sarah Cowley has been re-appointed head of residential property, supported by residential property assistant manager, partner Kate Bayley.

Cowley has returned to Coodes to lead the department through its next phase of growth. With 35 years’ conveyancing experience, she has worked in the property sector in Cornwall since 2013 and was made a partner of Coodes in 2016.

Cowley, working closely with partner and head of commercial property Jo Morgan, will ensure the residential property team meets the demands of a continued strong market, by placing particular emphasis on staff development, knowledge, and customer service.

Based in Newquay, solicitor Heidi Start specialises in property sales and purchases for people in later life, including unlocking equity and assisting with the transfer of assets. Kerry Hodgson brings more than 20 years’ conveyancing experience and specialist expertise in new build properties to the team in Launceston. Solicitor Kerry Tresidder has joined the Falmouth office, having worked in conveyancing for a decade.

Cowley said: “I am proud to once again be leading such a brilliant team of conveyancers at Coodes Solicitors.

“As anyone who works in the property sector knows, the last two years have been extremely challenging because of the impact of the pandemic and the introduction of the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday. Here in Cornwall and Devon, we have faced additional pressures because of a surge in interest in south west properties. These have been tough times, but the team has worked hard throughout to support people buying and selling their homes.”



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