Jacobs & Reeves, one of Dorset's leading firms of solicitors

Jacobs and Reeves are one of Dorset's leading firms of solicitors, with offices in Poole and Wimborne. We work with private and business clients providing dependable and high quality legal advice on all areas of the legal system. This includes personal injury and accident claims, divorce, family disputes, employment law, wills and probate together with professional negligence claims and property issues, including conveyancing or buying a house. We aim to deliver a personal and efficient service tailored to your needs.

Our specialist conveyancing team provide cost-effective home buying and selling advice.

Our property team advises on all manner of landlord and tenant disputes, including eviction, repossession, and disrepair claim. Please see our Landlord and tenant section for more information.

We also have a specialist team dedicated to handling personal injury claims and accident claims. You can fill in our Personal Accident and Injury Claim form by clicking here.

Based in Poole and Wimborne we service clients throughout Dorset and Bournemouth as well as further afield across the UK.

We are contracted to the Legal Services Commission and provide publicly funded legal assistance in several areas of our work and can also offer No Win, No Fee arrangements.

Our philosophy is to give our clients prompt and reliable advice coupled with a modern and efficient service at all times. We don't use jargon, just plain english to help you get the result you are looking for, where possible.

If you would like to talk to us straight away, please dial our Poole office on 01202 674 425 or email office@jacobsreeves.co.uk.

Latest News Item...

'Get Britain Standing'

On 29th April, Jacobs & Reeves will be taking part in “Get Britain Standing”- a national campaign to improve workplace health.

Get Britain Standing highlights the issues of sitting for prolonged periods of time and provides a day of awareness in getting people moving rather than sitting.

Jacobs & Reeves will be taking part in the following:

• An alert will sound at random times and everyone must stand up when it does. A fine for those caught napping. (This will be when clients aren’t in the office!)
• Taking regular breaks from the computer, standing up, stretching and walking around the office.
• Making phone calls standing up.
• Using the stairs.
• A lunchtime walk.




Posted 7th April 2016

Jacobs & Reeves has secured the renewal of the national Law Society's law management quality mark, Lexcel, which we were first accredited in 2011.

Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession. It is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for law firms and in-house legal departments which gives assurance that a practice meets high client care and business management standards.

To gain and retain Lexcel accreditation, practice must undergo a rigorous initial then annual application and assessment process. This includes conducting background checks and an on-site visit from an experienced, trained Lexcel assessor in 2011 and subsequent re-accreditations.

Rob Nickless, Senior Partner said: "While we are proud to have secured Lexcel, it is our clients and staff who are the main beneficiaries. They can be assured that the way we manage the practice has their interests at heart and runs efficiently. There is a lot of choice in the legal services market, but being Lexcel accredited demonstrates our commitment to client care and best practice."

Jonathan Smithers, President of the Law Society of England and Wales, said:

“Gaining and maintaining Lexcel is no mean feat. There are many facets of being a Lexcel accredited law firm, including client care. A commitment to customer service in today's evermore competitive legal services market is vital.

By undergoing the rigorous Lexcel application and assessment process practices can show the positive steps they are taking to help clients in the increasingly diverse, complicated legal services market.

The scheme is a beacon of quality to clients and potential clients alike."

Jacobs & Reeves joins more than 1700 other legal practices in England & Wales with Lexcel accreditation. The practice management accolade has also gone international, with firms in Scotland, the Middle East, Poland and the Republic of
Ireland having gained accreditation.


Posted 31st march 2016

There have been some changes to our Partners.

As of 1st April 2016 Bob Boyce will be retiring and Tom Filleul will be becoming a new Partner at Jacobs & Reeves.

Bob Boyce, Jacobs & Reeves Solicitors


Bob joined Jacobs & Reeves in 1984 when he opened the Wimborne office. Bob has been a partner for more than 25 years and specialises in conveyancing and wills. He is a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.



Please click here to link to our Partners and staff page


Posted 24th February 2016


Posted 11th January 2016

Insurers and Whiplash

In last November’s Autumn Statement the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced a further ‘crackdown’ on injury compensation claims. Mr Osborne would like to abolish the entitlement to claim damages for wrongful injuries where the injuries are not (in his view) serious. He wants to abolish the right to claim for minor whiplash and intends to make it harder for Claimants by denying any entitlement to make a claim for legal costs where solicitors are instructed to sue for compensation where the injury compensation entitlement is £5,000 or less.

An attempt to ban the right to claim for injuries would take us back to pre-Victorian times and serves no real purpose other than to boost revenues for insurance companies. Mr Osborne boasts that his plans will cut insurance premiums but no obligation is placed on insurers to cut premiums and it would appear that the Government is prepared to trust the insurers to cut their premiums voluntarily rather than passing their profits back to their shareholders.

The proposals are out for formal and public consultation. Expect further developments in the Spring.
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A list of Partners is available from the firm's principal office at 153 High Street, Poole, Dorset.

Jacobs & Reeves are proud to be Members of:

• The Law Society
• The Law Society's Personal Injury Children & Family Law Panels
• Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
• Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
• Bournemouth & Poole Duty Solicitor Schemes

This Firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
SRA Number 51817 - Poole
SRA Number 51818 - Wimborne