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Clodes Solicitors is a family run firm of Solicitors established over 37 years ago.

Our staff specialise in Private Client work, Family & Children Law, Personal Injury, Mental Health Law, Employment Law and Civil Litigation.

Our offices are located in both London and Cardiff providing services to local clients across South Wales, Bristol, London and we also offer services to those further afield.

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    We have experience in a full range of Family Law matters, from relationship breakdown, children issues such as care proceedings, residence and contact matters to issues in respect of Property and Finances. We are able to undertake Family Law instructions on a Legal Aid basis subject to eligibility. If you need to speak to a specialist Law Society Children Panel member call us today.

    We have experience in a full range of Family Law matters, from relationship breakdown, children issues such as care proceedings, residence and contact matters to issues in respect of Property and Finances. We are able to undertake Family Law instructions on a Legal Aid basis subject to eligibility. If you need to speak to a specialist Law Society Children Panel member call us today.

    We have experience in a full range of Family Law matters, from relationship breakdown, children issues such as care proceedings, residence and contact matters to issues in respect of Property and Finances. We are able to undertake Family Law instructions on a Legal Aid basis subject to eligibility. If you need to speak to a specialist Law Society Children Panel member call us today.

    Family Law
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    We offer a full range of private client services including will writing and Health & Welfare and Property & Finance Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA’s). In addition to estate planning our probate team also regularly deals with the administration of estates as well as contentious disputes including will challenges, setting aside gifts and removing executors.

    We offer a full range of private client services including will writing and Health & Welfare and Property & Finance Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA’s). In addition to estate planning our probate team also regularly deals with the administration of estates as well as contentious disputes including will challenges, setting aside gifts and removing executors.

    We offer a full range of private client services including will writing and Health & Welfare and Property & Finance Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA’s). In addition to estate planning our probate team also regularly deals with the administration of estates as well as contentious disputes including will challenges, setting aside gifts and removing executors.

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    Clodes deal with a wide range of types of litigation including but not limited to Building Disputes, Planning Disputes, Banking Disputes, Professional Negligence disputes, vehicle disputes and general breach of contract matters.

    Clodes deal with a wide range of types of litigation including but not limited to Building Disputes, Planning Disputes, Banking Disputes, Professional Negligence disputes, vehicle disputes and general breach of contract matters.

    Clodes deal with a wide range of types of litigation including but not limited to Building Disputes, Planning Disputes, Banking Disputes, Professional Negligence disputes, vehicle disputes and general breach of contract matters.

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    We provide Mental Health Review Tribunal representation to people free of charge in Wales (Barry, Newport, Cardiff, Caerphilly, Gwent, Powys and Carmarthenshire) and the West of England. When you instruct us you can be sure to receive representation and advice from a Law Society Mental Health Panel accredited solicitor.

    Our Mental Health Department provide Tribunal Representation and Court of Protection Representation, the team deal with matters such as appointment or removal of Deputies and Deputy Negligence. If you need advice concerning a Court of Protection matter contact us to discuss your case.

    At Clodes we can deal with all types of criminal cases in Magistrates Court and Crown Court through to the Court of Appeal. We have experience dealing with the most serious matters from Murder, Drug Trafficking, People Trafficking, Money Laundering, Fraud and Sexual Offences to those of Theft and Driving matters.

    We offer Police Station representation free of charge and are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. If you are detained and wish to speak to us, please ask for Clodes Solicitors.

    Contentious probate encompasses may complex problems and we are experienced in providing legal advice and representation in all areas whether that be challenging a Will, removing executors, making an Inheritance Act claim to be made a beneficiary of an estate as the Will has not provided reasonable financial provision having regard to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

    Disputes can arise around the validity of a Will on many grounds for instance lack of testamentary capacity, Lack of Knowledge and approval or the Will may have been procured by Undue Influence. We are experience in Defending and making claims to set aside Wills.

    Where a person is not provided for in a deceased’s will the Court has the Power to order financial provision from the deceased’s estate regardless of the terms of the Will. Contact Clodes for further information.

    At Clodes we can provide advice in relation to a range issues including; accidents and Injuries at Work, Road Traffic Accidents, Accidents in Public Places and Sexual Abuse and Physical Abuse.

    If you are in the unfortunate position to have been a victim of a violent crime in England or Wales we can help you make an application for compensation through the Criminal Injury Compensation scheme.

    At Clodes we can provide advice on a range of employment issues including; Settlement Agreements (previously known as Compromise Agreements); Unfair dismissal; Discrimination; Redundancy and Breach of Employment Contract claims.

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