CLS names new president


The Cornwall Law Society (CLS) has appointed its new president.

Paddle & Cocks joint managing partner, Verona Cocks, assumes the role for the next 12 months from Anthony Earl of Earl and Crocker. Kirsty Davey, a partner at Coodes Solicitors, has been named vice president.

Cocks, who specialises in commercial dispute resolution and insolvency, said: “I’m humbled and honoured to have taken office as the president of Cornwall Law Society.

“I look forward to engaging with all who are working in the legal profession throughout the county as well as those with a connection with it, or who are studying law and I would encourage anyone who isn’t a member of CLS to join.

“We will be building closer ties with the business community with opportunities of sponsorship, and we will be raising profile with a greater presence on social media. Our new website and logo, providing online chat forums including one for consultants and managing partners and equivalent, will be going live in the new year, as well as various themed social events around wellbeing, climate change, practice points and other issues we face throughout the year, including the CLS awards.”