Coodes Solicitors has been recognised for its outstanding service to clients in the new 2023 edition of the Legal 500 – a leading guide to the UK’s best lawyers.

The law firm’s personal injury and clinical negligence, agriculture and estates and contentious trusts and probate teams have been underscored as “brilliant lawyers” in the directory.

Based on feedback from clients and professionals, the Legal 500 ranks Coodes, which has a network of offices across Cornwall and Devon, for its range of specialist legal advice.

Legal 500 says: “It has honed a deserved reputation in the region as worthy competition, with brilliant lawyers, a growing practice and a very longstanding pedigree of quality work.”

The guide describes Coodes’ rural services team as “exceptional and expertly qualified in agricultural and estate matters” and having “a huge depth of experience” when it comes to advising clients on the sale and purchase of farms, partnership agreements, matrimonial issues, wills, trusts and tax planning.

Partner and leader Pam Johns is noted as “very approachable” and her knowledge and expertise of the agricultural sector is “outstanding” and “second to none.” Partners Lisa Robinson, Kevin George, Abi Lutey and Kirsty Davey and are also highlighted.

Coodes is also recommended for its specialism in contentious trusts and probate having defended a case worth more than £3 million and acting for another client on a matter valued in excess of £1 million.

The directory recognises partner and head of personal disputes Melanie Grose, as well as partner Colin Hunter and litigation executive Hayley Gaffney as “key lawyers”.

Coodes’ personal injury and clinical negligence team is highly praised for its “excellent knowledge of local medical scene and issues” and “strong background” in clinical negligence work involving medical accidents, as well as “excellent customer relations”.

Peter Lamble, partner, and chairman of Coodes Solicitors, said: “Our rankings in this distinguished publication are largely based on feedback from our clients and peers working in the legal sector, so we are incredibly proud to be held in such high regard.”