About us

We are a prominent law firm based in Cornwall, with offices in Truro, St Austell and Newquay.

We aim to provide expert legal advice in the areas of Commercial Property, Residential Conveyancing, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Family and Matrimonial law and Wills, Probate and Trusts, throughout the county.

Charles French established the firm in 2007 by opening an office in Truro.  Previous to this, Charles had been practising law in Cornwall for over 10 years and comes from a family of lawyers who have practised law in Cornwall since the mid 1950’s.

Initially the firm provided advice on Commercial Property, Residential Conveyancing and Civil Litigation and added their Wills, Probate and Trusts department when, in January 2009, the firm expanded with the merger of Melville, Mitchell & Bailey Solicitors.  This well established firm had been providing legal services in Mevagissey for over 30 years.

Today the firm continues to grow and now has eight Directors based in our three offices in Truro, St Austell and Newquay.

Throughout the expansion of the firm our objective has remained the same; we aim to be a commercially minded firm providing our clients with an efficient and cost effective service.

Charles French & Co aims to create a friendly and inclusive working environment for all of our staff members. We are committed to provide equal opportunities for all of our staff and we fully support the Solicitors Regulation Authority in their goal to promote Equality and Diversity within the sector.

Please see the link below which shows our employees’ responses to the SRA’s latest diversity survey which is completed every other year.

Summary of Survey Responses