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5th July 2024 · Articles

Cooklaw Solicitors celebrate one-year milestone

Sunderland-based Cooklaw Solicitors is marking its first anniversary as the firm celebrates its success over the last 12 months.

Mark Cook Solicitors was initially founded in 2006, by well-known local solicitor Mark Cook. In 2020, the firm was joined by Chartered Legal Executive, Richard Walls as a Partner in the business. Solicitor Lee Gilder added further experience to the leadership team in 2022 also joining as a Partner before Mark Cook Solicitors became a limited company in February 2023.

In just one year, Cooklaw has significantly impacted the Sunderland legal scene. Committed to embracing innovative technologies and with a client-centric approach, Cooklaw has successfully streamlined the legal process for businesses and individuals, positioning itself as one of Sunderland’s go-to firms. Lee Gilder, Director, said, “ We are thrilled to be celebrating this milestone. We aim to deliver honest, no-nonsense legal advice and services with a difference and are on track to set a new standard in client expectations. We have an enviable legal team providing legal solutions to businesses and individuals, and we are grateful to each and every one of them for their support”.

In just one year, Cooklaw has significantly impacted the Sunderland legal scene

With a five-star Google review, the firm has set a new benchmark for responsiveness and accessibility, providing clients with proactive communication and ensuring that all clients feel valued and understood throughout their legal journey.

The firm provides a wide range of business services, including legal guidance on commercial matters and advice in relation to the sale and purchase of commercial property as well as the sale and purchases of companies. Cooklaw advises individuals on wills and probate matters, powers of attorney and delivers outstanding residential conveyancing services. In addition, the firm has a dedicated new-build conveyancing team headed by Richard Walls, Director, a specialist team with many years of experience who can provide independent, timely advice to buyers of New Build properties.

Lee continued, “Delivering a consistently high-quality service is at the heart of Cooklaw’s success.  Our team of seasoned legal professionals are renowned for delivering high-calibre guidance and a personalised service backed by outstanding communication. We are thrilled at what we have achieved so far and we look forward to what the future brings”.

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