An appointment, a promotion and a relocation have taken Coodes Solicitors’ residential property team to the next stage of its growth. The south-west law firm has appointed David Smith to its office in Holsworthy, West Devon, while promoting Shannon Fawdry in the Falmouth team and relocating Mark Florey to the Newquay office.

The newest member of the Holsworthy office, David Smith is a well-known local figure with strong connections to the community. Joining from North Devon firm Peter Peter & Wright, David will work alongside residential property lawyer Kate Bayley. He will also support partner Pam Johns in growing Coodes’ presence in the Holsworthy area.

A year on from joining Coodes, conveyancing lawyer Mark Florey will move from the Truro to Newquay office to help the firm grow its business in North Cornwall. Mark has a strong track record in the Newquay area, having spent 10 years working in the town with Nalders Solicitors.

Shannon Fawdry is the latest member of Coodes’ growing Falmouth office. Having worked with the firm as a secretary and PA since 2013, Shannon is now undertaking legal training and has completed her level 3 CILEX exams. Now promoted to a conveyancing executive, she will work with Laura Rowe and Lisa Brewer, the new Falmouth residential property team following Coodes’ merger with Preston Goldburn in 2015.

Partner and head of residential property Alistair Whyte said: ‘We are growing our residential property team to meet the increasing demand from people looking to buy or sell houses across Cornwall and Devon. As well as recruiting new talent, we are committed to developing our own staff. By expanding our teams in Falmouth, Newquay and Holsworthy we are continuing to nurture our strong local knowledge across the region.’

The firm will be announcing further opportunities to join its growing residential property teams across Cornwall and West Devon.