Joanna Poole

Senior Associate

Joanna is a member of Farrer & Co's specialist Contentious Trusts & Estates Group. She advises on a wide range of contentious matters and has experience of both onshore and offshore litigation concerning trust and probate matters.

Contentious trusts & estates

Joanna specialises in advising settlors, trustees, protectors and beneficiaries on the full range of trust disputes. She has particular experience of breach of trust claims, third party creditor claims and asset protection work.


  • Contributor to the second and third editions of Tolley's Inheritance Tax Planning;
  • “Issues of Principle” (arbitration clauses in trust instruments),
    STEP Journal, January 2011, Volume 19 (with Toby Graham);
  • “Switching assets from one shadowy hand to another”: piercing the veil of company and trust, Trusts & Trustees October 2010 (with Toby Graham)

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

20 February 2015 £70,000 awarded to victim of online "cyber bullying" campaign Jennifer Agate
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26 January 2015 Families in Crisis: Mental Capacity Issues Charlotte Fraser 
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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; The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple