Co-op Legal Services

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Co-op Legal Services
Subsidiary undertaking
Industry Legal services
Founded 2006 (2006)
Headquarters Manchester,
United Kingdom
Area served
United Kingdom
Key people
Matt Howells
(Managing Director)
Caoilionn Hurley
(Director of Legal Services)
Tracey Moloney
(Head of Family Law)
Sarah Ryan
(Head of Conveyancing, Head of Probate Operations, Bristol)
James Antoniou
(Head of Wills)
Vijay Mehan
(Head of Personal Injury)
Ian Powell
(Marketing & BD Director)
James Barron
(Head of IT)
Richard Phillips
(Head of Probate Advisory & Consultancy)
Ciara Phillips
(Head of Probate Operations, Manchester)
Number of employees
300 (approx.)
Parent The Co-op Group

Co-op Legal Services offers legal advice without jargon, and provides legal services for Family Law, Divorce, Will Writing, Conveyancing, Employment Law, Probate and Personal Injury.[1]

Co-op Legal Services is a subsidiary of The Co-op Group in the United Kingdom.[2] It was established in 2006 and employs over 300 staff in Manchester, London, Bristol and Sheffield. It has its head office in Manchester.


2006 – Established as a member only business offering Personal Injury and Legal Advisory Services.[3]

2007 – Legal services expanded to include Will Writing, Conveyancing, Probate and Estate Administration.

2012 – Received approval from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to become an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) under the 2007 Legal Services Act.[4]

2012 – Legal services expanded to include Family Law and Employment Law services.[5]

2014 – Recognised by Remember A Charity as the first corporate organisation to raise £15 million in potential charitable legacies through its Will writing services.[6]

2016 – Acquired Sheffield-based Collective Legal Solutions.[7]

2016 – Launched Co-op Estate Planning offering legal, funeral and inheritance plans in the comfort of your own home, for residents of England & Wales.

Co-op Values[edit]

Co-op Legal Services is guided by the Co-op values of honesty, openness and caring for others[8].

In keeping with these values, the company’s ethos is to provide straightforward legal advice without the jargon[9]. It aims to be a trusted “legal friend”, to whom people can turn to when they need help and support. Each legal practice area offers different levels of advice and support, and will give a fixed price for the agreed work to be done[10].

Co-op Legal Services is part of The Co-op Group Limited, one of the UK’s largest mutual businesses[11]. That means that unlike other law firms, any profits are invested back into the business to improve the service offered to its clients.

Co-op Membership[edit]

In 2016, The Co-op launched its Join Us campaign offering Co-op Group members a 5% reward when they purchase Co-op branded products and services, with a further 1% going to local causes.[12]


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