Poole Townsend

  • Key People

    Our Legal, Financial and Property experts work together to create a bespoke service designed around you. With all services conveniently in one place, our clients are offered expert advice and guidance straight away and quick, hassle free solutions. All initial appointments are completely free, follow a strong no jargon policy and always accompanied with a brew. We welcome you to meet our key team members below. Please do contact us with any enquires or to book your free appointment.

    • Martin Oates - Director

      Martin qualified as a solicitor in 1990. For the last 30+ years, he has been helping clients with their future planning, for both themselves and their families.
      With extra financial qualifications in investment, mortgages, life insurance and pensions he is highly experienced and plays a key part in the 'all round' service that the Poole Townsend legal team are able to provide. He leads a team of three lawyers and six support staff who have built up good long-term relationships with a wide variety of these clients and their families, many of which, have continued into the next generation.

      Email: moates@pooletownsend.co.uk

    • Joanne Copeland - Director

      After attending Newcastle University and York Law School, Joanne qualified as a lawyer in 1991. Joanne returned to her native Barrow-in-Furness and joined Poole Townsend. She specialises in all aspects of injury work and is a Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

      Joanne’s friendly and professional approach ensures each client is instantly placed at ease when discussing personal and distressing events. She will offer support throughout your case and her friendly team are always available to answer any queries that you may have.

      Email: jcopeland@pooletownsend.co.uk

    • Derek Pearce - Director

      Email: dpearce@pooletownsend.co.uk

    • Trystan Roberts - Director

      After completing his law degree at Liverpool University, Trystan trained with Poole Townsend, qualifying in 1993. He works almost exclusively in criminal defence. As a specialist, he has defended clients charged with a wide range of offences from motoring offences through to high profile cases involving serious drugs conspiracies, sexual offences, violence and murder.

      He is a Law Society accredited 24 hour Police Station and Court Duty Solicitor and has established a reputation for aggressively advancing the rights and defence of his client.

      Email: troberts@pooletownsend.co.uk

  • Property Team

    Looking to buy, sell or need mortgage advice? Our in-house experts have you covered. From your first viewing to the moment you take your first steps inside your dream home, our friendly team are here to take the stress out of the complete process. For the very best advice and service with a personal touch, book your free appointment today with a member of our team.

  • Legal Team

    Our legal team have been providing the local community and wider area with expert legal advice and support for decades. All first meetings are completely free and provide you with advice that takes your situation into account, so you can make the best decisions about your legal rights.

    • Martin Oates - Director

      Martin qualified as a solicitor in 1990. For the last 30+ years, he has been helping clients with their future planning, for both themselves and their families.
      With extra financial qualifications in investment, mortgages, life insurance and pensions he is highly experienced and plays a key part in the 'all round' service that the Poole Townsend legal team are able to provide. He leads a team of three lawyers and six support staff who have built up good long-term relationships with a wide variety of these clients and their families, many of which, have continued into the next generation.

      Email: moates@pooletownsend.co.uk

    • Joanne Copeland - Director

      After attending Newcastle University and York Law School, Joanne qualified as a lawyer in 1991. Joanne returned to her native Barrow-in-Furness and joined Poole Townsend. She specialises in all aspects of injury work and is a Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

      Joanne’s friendly and professional approach ensures each client is instantly placed at ease when discussing personal and distressing events. She will offer support throughout your case and her friendly team are always available to answer any queries that you may have.

      Email: jcopeland@pooletownsend.co.uk

    • Trystan Roberts - Director

      After completing his law degree at Liverpool University, Trystan trained with Poole Townsend, qualifying in 1993. He works almost exclusively in criminal defence. As a specialist, he has defended clients charged with a wide range of offences from motoring offences through to high profile cases involving serious drugs conspiracies, sexual offences, violence and murder.

      He is a Law Society accredited 24 hour Police Station and Court Duty Solicitor and has established a reputation for aggressively advancing the rights and defence of his client.

      Email: troberts@pooletownsend.co.uk

    • Joanne Armer - Solicitor & Head of Conveyancing

      Joanne joined the team in 2010 having completed her Law Degree and Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Trent University. Following training within the firm she qualified as a Solicitor in December 2015 and has been working in our Milnthorpe office ever since. Joanne specialises in Private Client work including lifetime planning for her clients and the administration of estates as well as dealing with all aspects of Residential Conveyancing.

      Email: jarmer@pooletownsend.co.uk

    • Joanne Grisdale - Solicitor

      Joanne qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 after completing her degree in accounting and law at the University of Manchester and Legal Practice Course at the University of Central Lancashire. She has over 10 years experience in the private client department and over 5 years experience in Conveyancing, however now specialises in Wills and Probate matters.

      Email: jgrisdale@pooletownsend.co.uk

    • Daniel Hutton - Solicitor

      Daniel qualified as a solicitor in 2011. He is experienced in dealing with all aspects of residential conveyancing, including but not limited to sales, purchases, remortgages and transfers of equity. He also deals with the drafting and approval of leases and lease extensions. He also acts for clients in the buying or selling of businesses.

      Email: dhutton@pooletownsend.co.uk

    • Rochelle Edwards - Solicitor & Head of Compliance

      Rochelle qualified as a solicitor in 2018, having joined Poole Townsend in 2013. She specialises in Residential Conveyancing but also assists with commercial conveyancing matters. She has an extensive knowledge of property sales and purchases, dealing with both freehold and leasehold properties, as well as new builds. Rochelle also has experience with lifetime mortgages, transfers of equity and remortgage work.

      Email: REdwards@pooletownsend.co.uk

    • Heather Bruff - Solicitor

      Heather qualified as a solicitor in 2019 having completed her Law degree at Edge Hill University and her Legal Practice Course at Manchester Met. Heather joined Poole Townsend in 2021 and focuses on residential conveyancing.

      Email: HBruff@pooletownsend.co.uk

  • Financial Team

    With decades of experience under their belt, our financial services team can offer you unbeatable expert advice on your current financial position. Whether it’s investments or pension planning, our skillful team will help guide you from start to finish, making any process simple and easy to understand.

You’re in safe hands

Trust our team of local experts to provide the best advice on a wide range of legal and financial issues whenever you’re facing a life change and need the best support.

0800 389 2939

Our team are available Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

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Poole Townsend solicitors Ltd (Company no:10964550) is a company registered in England and Wales with its registered office at 69-75 Duke Street, Barrow in Furness, LA14 1RP. A list of directors is available at the registered office address. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority number 647087. We are independent financial advisers authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. VAT registration number :154365563.

Poole Townsend Solicitors Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Poole Townsend Solicitors Ltd is entered on the Financial Services Register. https://register.fca.org.uk under reference 807084.

Poole Townsend Estates Ltd. (Company number 10960705) is a company registered in England and Wales with its registereed office at 69-75 Duke Street, Barrow in Furness LA14 1RP. A list of directors is available at the registered office address. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority number 8004592. VAT Registration number 288092466. Our Estate Agency is a member of The Property Ombudsman Scheme.

Poole Townsend Estates Ltd Property Client account has client money protection, to view our Client Money Protection Certificate please click here. To view our Equality and Diversity Data please click here. The Propertymark Conduct and Membership Rules can be found here.

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