About Us

Clodes Solicitors is a family run firm which was established by Michael Clode and is now controlled by three Solicitor Partners Michael Clode, Damian Clode and Victoria Clode.

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.

Solicitor Partners

Michael Clode is the Senior Partner who specialises in Mental Health Law, Family and Children Law, and Criminal Law.  Michael qualified as a solicitor over 30 years ago.  Michael is a very experienced advocate and member of the Law Society’s Accredited Mental Health Law Panel representing clients before the Mental Health Tribunal in both Wales and England. Michael is also a member of the Law Society’s Accredited Criminal Litigation Scheme and a qualified Duty Solicitor. Michael is also our Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

Damian Clode qualified as a solicitor in 2008 having trained at Clodes Solicitors. Damian specialises in Civil Litigation, Wills, Contentious and Non-contentious Probate, Private Client work, Court of Protection and Deputy Applications. Damian has had notable success defending and pursuing family dependants act claims at the High Court.   Damian has been working in this area for 12 years and during that time has helped numerous families and individuals.

Damian is also our Data Privacy Manager.

Victoria Clode qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and specialises in Children Law having previously been an accredited Children Law Panel member. Victoria assists in the management of the firm, and deals with the management administration and accounts. She is the COLP (Compliance Officer for Legal Practice) and COFA (Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration)


Mary Minton, has been a qualified solicitor for over 35 years, Mary has specialised in family law throughout her career. She is extremely experienced in all areas of this type of work particularly in dealing with the fallout from separation and divorce and the financial consequences. Mary has acted for many clients with very substantial assets and is renowned for her sensible and sympathetic approach. Much of Mary’s work comes through recommendation from existing and former clients.  Mary is a member of the Law Society’s accredited Family Law Panel. 

Mary also deals with probate matters, wills and powers of attorney for her clients.


Gabrielle Greathead qualified as a solicitor in May 2020. She attended Cardiff University and completed the Legal Practice Course with distinction. Gabrielle has been working in our private client department since she qualified.  Gabrielle can advise clients on all aspects of estate administration, powers of attorney, Wills and contentious probate issues.

Gabrielle is also a member of the Law Society’s accredited Mental Health Law Panel and represents clients at Mental Health Tribunals.

Administration Team

Christine Allen provides Secretarial support to the Partners within the practice as well as overseeing the day to day administration for the firm.

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What to do when somebody dies ? For full article click here https://www.clodes-solicitors.com/what-to-do-when-someone-dies/

The first thing that should be done when someone dies is that their Death should be registered.
For deaths in England and Wales the death should be registered within 5 days of the death. Due to Covid 19 the appointment with the registrar will be over the telephone.

Make sure you have the following information to hand as you will be asked for the deceased full name, their maiden name where applicable, full address, date of birth, date of death, place of death, name of spouse, where applicable, along with the spouse’s occupation. You will be asked whether you were present at the death and your relationship to the deceased.

Make sure that you note the unique reference provided so that you can use the government’s helpful service known as the Tell Us Once Service, which reports the death to a number of government organisations so issues such as any overpayments in respect of state pension and/or benefits can be dealt with in due course along with other issues. Using this service will save a great deal of time in letter writing.

For the full article click the link above

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