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Joanna Poole

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Farrer & Co

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Joanna is a member of Farrer & Co's specialist Contentious trusts and estates Group. Joanna advises on the full range of onshore and offshore contentious trusts and estates matters. Her offshore work includes international succession disputes and asset protection work including third party attacks against trusts on grounds such as sham. Her recent case load has involved jurisdictions such as Switzerland, Jersey, Cyprus, BVI, the Cayman Islands, Italy, Luxembourg and the US. Her onshore work includes applications to the court of protection, validity challenges to wills and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Joanna has contributed to specialist publications in the field such as Trusts and Trustees and STEP Journal and is also a contributor to the second and third edition of Tolley’s Inheritance Tax Planning.


Joanna was called to the Bar in 2005. Following pupillage, she joined the Chancery Chambers Ten Old Square where her practice covered the full range of Chancery and commercial work. She joined Farrer & Co in 2009.


Chancery Bar Association ACTAPS Institute of Legacy Management AIJA The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple


King's College, London (2000-03); Inns of Court School of Law (BVC; 2004-05); Pupillage at Ten Old Square, Chambers of Leolin Price CBE QC (2005-06)

London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

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Joanna Poole - Farrer & Co

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Farrer & Co provides β€˜spot-on advice and has built up a very strong and experienced team of litigators who are able to handle the most complex and high-value disputes with total professionalism and commitment’. Jeremy Gordon is β€˜in a class of his own, with immense experience and a stellar list of satisfied clients’. Toby Graham has β€˜a huge reputation for complex, high-value cases which he runs with tremendous determination and intelligence’. Recently promoted partner Charlotte Fraser has β€˜proved herself as an excellent litigator with a track record of successfully working on a range of difficult and highly complex cases’. The β€˜outstanding’ Elizabeth Sainsbury (counsel) β€˜is able to drill down to the core issues of the case quickly and well’. Joanna Poole is β€˜fantastically capable, cool, calm and very effective’, and Adam Carvalho β€˜has learnt well from the wise heads at the firm and is now really coming into his own, demonstrating very sound judgement and instincts and an encyclopaedic knowledge of this area’. Associates Tom McPhail and Luca del Panta are β€˜rising stars – they are both industrious and pay great attention to detail’. The group routinely acts in the most complex and high-value disputes with an international dimension, with particular strength in offshore jurisdictions. Among its recent work, it successfully acted for the widow of a deceased wealthy landowner and farmer in Lincolnshire; the deceased had made a new will and the claim was for the will to be admitted to probate in solemn form.

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