Legal 500


Paddle & Cocks LLP solicitors have been recommended in the new 2022 edition of the Legal 500, the world’s leading legal directory. Having only set up in 2018 this is a significant recognition after a short period of time and highlights the firm’s commitment to excellent client service and quality legal advice.

The directory also reflects the commercial nature of the firm and the progressive business model, being a consultancy based practice facilitating flexible working on a national level, with testimonials of ‘Paddle & Cocks provides an excellent, national standard service from its base in Cornwall.‘ and ‘Paddle & Cocks offer a highly specialised and expert service to business clients, with hands-on partners and a dynamic way of working’.

Paddle & Cocks are recognised for their expertise in commercial litigation describing the team as ‘highly competent, proactive and insightful’ and ‘frequently handles shareholder and contractual disputes with a focus on representing clients based across Cornwall, Birmingham, London and the North’. Joint managing partner and head of commercial litigation Verona Cocks is named as a key contact and described as ‘Tenacious’.

The firm’s employment department is also highlighted being referred to as offering ‘an agile employment service to a growing South West client base’ and further ‘In addition to standard HR support and advice to local businesses and tech companies, it has a growing practice representing senior executives in company exits.’ Hannah Strawbridge is named as a key contact.

Joint managing partner Verona Cocks said,

"It really is a tremendous achievement for the firm as a whole to be recognised and recommended in the Legal 500. It reflects the calibre of our people, whether or not they have been individually named, and the quality of work we have been able to attract since opening our doors. More importantly it speaks volumes to the expertise we house and the excellent service delivery, given that the testimonials come from clients and other professionals."

And joint managing partner Penny Paddle said

"Obviously I am delighted that the firm has received Legal 500 recognition so early on since it’s inception in 2018. It’s reflective of the quality of the lawyers and the clients that we are attracting".

Paddle & Cocks LLP solicitors is a full service commercial law firm providing legal services to business, operating nationally from its base in Cornwall and facilitating flexible remote working.