Charles French & Co is a law firm based in Truro and St. Austell which provides advice on commercial property, residential conveyancing, civil litigation and Wills, probate and trusts.


We advise on all aspects of property law including property development, commercial lettings, commercial acquisitions and disposals, residential conveyancing, business transfers and property disputes.

Our Wills, probate and trusts department in Mevagissey, St. Austell can help you with preparing or amending your Will and inheritance tax mitigation, applying for probate, the preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship applications at the Court of Protection.

We are commercially minded lawyers who use a common sense approach to provide an efficient and cost effective service to our clients.

Recent News

Litigation in Cornwall

The Court of Appeal has been busy of late making decisions on cases that will effect litigation in Cornwall.Here are a sample:1.            Agents must disclose emails as well as documents to their former Principals.  The Court of Appeal ordered a  defendant to disclose e-mails [more]

Cornwall Property Litigation news

HMRC has published notes of a meeting held on 3 July 2013 with members of representative bodies (British Property Federation, Chartered Institute of Taxation, the Law Society and the Stamp Taxes Practitioners' Group) to discuss concerns over whether normal commercial transactions would be [more]

Cornwall Litigation news

Mediation process should allow for maximum flexibility (Court of Appeal)The Court of Appeal has confirmed that mediation is a flexible process and solicitors cannot be held responsible for final agreements not being reached, if the parties did not reach such agreements.The claimant had [more]

Cornish Commercial Property - Litigation

In the case of Grand v Gill - a 2012 case heard in the Court of Appeal it was decided that landlords may have to pay for internal repairs.The case revolved around the question of whether or not internal walls class as part of the structure of flats. The Court ruled that “plaster forming [more]

Property Litigation in Cornwall

Landlord's attempt to form Right To Manage Company fails (Leasehold Valuation Tribunal)The Leasehold Valuation Tribunal has held that a landlord is not entitled to form a right to manage (RTM) company solely to defeat the right to manage claim of an RTM company subsequently incorporated by [more]

Mediation in Cornwall

The normal position under Rule 44.3(2) is that an unsuccessful party pays the costs of the successful party subject to the court’s discretion. The court may exercise its discretion where one of the parties refuses without legitimate excuse to engage in Alternative Dispute Resolution i.e. [more]