New head of Coodes’ family team


One of Cornwall’s leading family lawyers is taking over the reins of the team at Coodes Solicitors.

Sarah Evans, who joined Coodes in 2008 as a trainee, has worked her way to partner in the family department. She will now head up the 22-strong team, taking over from Elise Alma, who joined Coodes when she qualified and who has been a specialist family lawyer throughout her career.

Evans advises clients across the region on a wide range of family issues but has a particular interest in dealing with financial matters in divorce and separation and acting in complex high net-worth cases, alongside proceedings involving arrangements for children.

Her specialist areas include pre and post nuptial agreements, care issues, children law and disputes between parents and local authorities.

Evans, who is based at Coodes’ Liskeard office, said: “This is a real honour for me and something that I have always wanted to do. Elise has supported my development at every stage of my career with Coodes and I am very grateful for this. Elise has built up the expert team we have today and has been an excellent head of department and I’m delighted to be taking over her legacy.”