Falmouth lawyer Tim Goldburn is recommended for his expertise and outstanding client service by one of the most influential legal directories, Chambers & Partners UK.

Tim, partner and head of personal injury and clinical negligence for South West law firm Coodes Solicitors, is highlighted as a leader in his field in the new 2018 edition of the independent guide.

Tim joined Coodes in 2015 following a merger with Falmouth firm Preston Goldburn. He has more than 30 years’ experience of representing patients in medical negligence claims, including handling a number of high profile cases, and is highlighted in Chambers as offering “expertise in obstetrics and fatality cases.”

Chambers adds that, “sources describe Tim as ‘knowledgeable, effective, approachable and helpful’.”

Over the last 12 months Coodes has expanded its personal injury and clinical negligence team to meet growing demand. The team is based at Falmouth Business Park, but works from Coodes’ network of offices in Devon and Cornwall with clients across the region.

Chambers & Partners, which ranks law firms from across the UK, also recommends Coodes’ lawyers for their expertise in agriculture and rural affairs. Working from Coodes’ offices across Cornwall and Devon, the rural services team advises farmers and landowners on range of issues, including agricultural property, farming partnerships and renewable energy.

The rural affairs team is recommended for handling “a wide range of agricultural matters, including property transactions, tenancies and farming partnerships.” It describes the firm as “notable for advising South Western farmers and other landowners over several generations.”

The guide quotes feedback from Coodes’ clients, describing the firm’s “excellent and responsive service” and “good communication.”

The guide also singles out Coodes partner and rural services team leader Pam Johns as a leader in her field. Pam is described as “an experienced agricultural practitioner." Clients say she is “extremely approachable” as well as being “very helpful, pragmatic and knowledgeable.”

Coodes chairman Peter Lamble said: “Congratulations to Tim Goldburn for being recognised for his expertise and quality service to clients We are delighted to see Coodes recommended in Chambers & Partners. This is one of the most respected and influential guides, highlighting the UK’s leading law firms and lawyers.”