Law firm Coodes has appointed a new lawyer to further strengthen its specialist personal injury and clinical negligence team supporting a growing number of clients in the south west.

Demelza Pallant, who specialises in litigation involving personal injuries, has joined the six-strong team in Cornwall and Devon as an associate solicitor with the firm, after recently relocating from Gloucestershire.

With more than 20 years of experience as a lawyer, Pallant brings with her significant expertise on a wide range of complex personal injury matters including traffic accidents, accidents at work, employer liability, and public liability claims, as well as serious slips, trips, and falls and spinal and brain injuries.

Originally from Cornwall and now living near Bude, Pallant is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is recognised as a senior litigator with the organisation.

Rachel Pearce, head of the personal injury and clinical negligence department at Coodes, said: “We are delighted to welcome Demelza to Coodes – her specialist knowledge and expertise will provide a further boost to the incredibly committed, experienced and empathetic team of professionals who work tirelessly to provide the highest levels of support for our clients.”