Joanna Poole


Joanna is a member of Farrer & Co's specialist Contentious Trusts & 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 & Trustees and STEP Journal and is also a contributor to the second and third edition of Tolley’s Inheritance Tax Planning.

Scholarships and Prizes:

  • Major Scholarship from the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple (for BVC)
  • Conflict of Laws Prize (2003)
  • Withers Prize for Trusts and Equity (2002)

Related Briefings

03 September 2015 Intermediary liability: Grand Chamber decision in Delfi AS Jennifer Agate
24 July 2015 Interpreting testator intentions Adam Carvalho
Richard McDermott
23 July 2015 On trial: the Court of Arbitration for Sport Kate Allass
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Reported cases

10 December 2014Novatrust Limited v Kea Investments Limited and others [2014] EWHC 4061 (Ch)
13 December 2013Sheffield v Sheffield and others [2013] EWHC 3927 (Ch), [2014] WTLR 1039
03 May 2012Rybolovleva v Rybolovlev
Joanna Poole

Contact details

Tel:  +44 (0)20 3375 7000
Fax: +44 (0)20 3375 7577

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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.


King's College, London (2000 -2003); Inns of Court School of Law (BVC; 2004 - 2005); Pupillage at Ten Old Square, Chambers of Leolin Price CBE QC(2005 - 2006).


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