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Work 020 3375 7000
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Joanna Poole

Tel:
Work 020 3375 7000
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk/people/Joanna-Poole/
Farrer & Co

Work Department

Disputes.

Position

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.

Career

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.

Member

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

Education

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

Within: Next generation lawyers

Joanna Poole - Farrer & Co

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Farrer & Co  has a ‘group of knowledgeable and highly skilled advocates who have great experience of counselling clients in difficult and often quite personal matters’. Standout individuals include Jeremy Gordon, who ‘has a fantastic eye for detail’; Toby Graham, who is ‘particularly adept at understanding the risks and nuances of each case and offering his clients responsible and effective guidance'; Joanna Poole is ‘quickly emerging as one of the ‘go to’ partners for contentious trusts. She is very calm under pressure and is commercially savvy’. Newly promoted partner Charlotte Fraser is ‘incredibly capable. She adopts a commercial attitude along with a technically excellent approach- she will go far’. Senior associate Adam Carvalho is also ‘excellent’ and associate Tom McPhail is ‘smart and meticulous’. The team has ‘gold chip private clients and a strong international presence’. The group benefits from the firm’s stable of high-net-worth clients, trust companies and fiduciaries which all provide a steady flow of interesting and high-profile instructions. In a substantial claim it is currently acting for Julian Sheffield and the Sheffield family defendants, as executors of the estate of the late John Vincent Sheffield and the trustees of the family estate.

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