Partners and Staff

Rob Nickless - Partner

Rob Nickless, Jacobs & Reeves Solicitors

Rob qualified as a solicitor in 1982 after attending Southampton University and the Guildford College of Law.

He joined Jacobs & Reeves in 1980 and has been with the firm ever since and is now the Senior Partner.

Having dealt with a broad based practice for many years, he now specialises in family matters including child and financial issues.

Rob is an accredited specialist in children matters and domestic violence and further deals with high value financial cases.

Rob is based in our Poole Office. Click here to email Rob


Nick Hyman - Partner

Nick Hyman, Jacobs & Reeves Solicitors

Nick qualified as a Solicitor in 1983 after obtaining his Law Degree at Nottingham University and then attending Chester College of Law. He joined the firm in 1985. He became a partner in 1988 and now deals exclusively with commercial, development and residential property work.

Having long since been our de facto Managing Partner, Nick has now been nominated to the Solicitors Regulation Authority as our Compliance Officer for regulatory matters.

Nick is a past chairman of Bournemouth North Round Table RT1066.

Nick is based in our Poole office. Click here to email Nick


Helen Henson - Partner

Helen Henson, Jacobs & Reeves solicitors

Helen joined Jacobs & Reeves as a trainee 1996 having completed the Legal Practice Course following a return to her studies after the birth of her two daughters. She was initially based at our Wimborne office and qualified as a solicitor in 1998 becoming a partner in 2003 when she moved to our principal Poole office.

Helen specialises in both residential and commercial property matters, including acting for developers. She also deals with the purchase and sale of businesses and companies.

Helen is based at our Poole office. Click here to email Helen


Richard Dollimore - Partner

Richard Dollimore, Jacobs & Reeves solicitors

Richard is a one firm man, having initially trained with Jacobs & Reeves he qualified in 1997 and has worked his way up to Partner. Based in our Winchester Place office in Poole he is head of the Private Client Department dealing with Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney and Deputyship applications.

Richard is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly. A keen sportsman outside work, he helps to run a local children’s football club.

Click here to email Richard


Tom Filleul - Partner

Tom Filleul, Jacobs & Reeves solicitors

Tom qualified as a Solicitor in 2010 having attended the University of the West of England, to obtain his law degree (hons), and subsequently at Bournemouth University to do the Legal Practice Course (commendation). Tom joined the firms family department in June 2012.

Since qualifying Tom has focused on working in family law and in particular specialises in the area of domestic violence and children matters.

Tom is a keen sportsman and plays club cricket for a local team as well as the local Law Society team

Tom is based at our Poole office. Click here to email Tom


Lawyers

Helen Davies

Helen Davies, Jacobs & Reeves solicitors

Helen has been practising Family Law since 1992. She undertakes all areas of work relating to Matrimonial and Family Law ; Financial Settlements following Divorce; and Relationship Breakdowns. and Child Care Law , both private and public. Helen also has extensive knowledge of domestic violence law.

Helen qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of legal Executives in 1995 and joined Jacobs & Reeves in October 2006.

Outside work, Helen is a keen sportswoman and ran the London Marathon in 2011 raising funds for the domestic violence charity "Refuge".

Helen is based in our Poole office. Click here to email Helen


Rod Dutton

Rod Dutton, Jacobs & Reeves solicitors

Rod qualified as a solicitor in 1984 after graduating in law at Bristol University. After training in general legal practice in Cambridgeshire, Rod moved to a London practice where for 15 years he specialised in personal injury and employment litigation for Trade Unions and their members.

His work since joining us in 2000 has covered most areas of civil litigation. Rod is head of our litigation department, a Fellow of the Association of Personal injury Lawyers and also a trained Civil Mediator. Rod has a special interest in difficult and high value accident claims, contested probate and professional negligence.

Rod is based in our Winchester Place office. Click here to email Rod


Tom Killick

Tom Killick, Jacobs & Reeves solicitors

Tom is a Litigation Executive who has been with the firm for 28 years and during that time has gained significant experience in dealing with all types of family matters including, Divorce, financial disputes following relationship breakdowns, disputes over children, including Public Law Care proceedings and Domestic violence cases.
Outside the office Tom is actively involved in non league football having played semi-professionally for many local clubs including, Poole Town, Wimborne, Dorchester Town and Basingstoke and is now the manager of Poole Town F.C.

Tom is based at our Poole office. Click here to email Tom


Orla Laurenson

Orla Laurenson

Orla joined the firm after completion of LPC at BPP Bristol having gained a variety of legal experience in local firms.

Orla completed her training contract with us and was admitted as a Solicitor in April 2016.

Orla is based in our Wimborne office and deals with residential property matters and Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney and Deputyship applications.

Click here to email Orla


Ashleigh Lydford

Ashleigh Lydford

Ashleigh is a Solicitor who joined the firm after completing her Law Degree at the University of the West of England in Bristol. Ashleigh went on to complete her Legal Practice Course at Bournemouth University in 2014 and completed her training contract with us. Ashleigh was admitted as a Solicitor in July 2016.

Ashleigh has gained a variety of legal experience with Jacobs & Reeves and specialises in both residential and commercial property matters.

Ashleigh is based in our Poole office.

Click here to email Ashleigh


Chris Maybury

Chris Maybury

Chris qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executive in 2007 after having completed his legal training in 2004. Chris has worked for a number of local solicitor firms over a decade in legal practise.

Chris specialises in residential conveyancing matters including acting for a number of developers.

Outside of work, Chris is a keen footballer and has recently celebrated the birth of his second child, Holly.

Chris is based at our Wimborne office. Click here to email Chris


Chris Reeves

Chris Reeves, Jacobs & Reeves solicitors

Chris was a co-founder of the firm with Philip Jacobs in 1977.He was senior partner from 1988 until stepping down and becoming a Consultant in 2006. Having practised in many areas of law since qualifying in 1976 he now specialises in acting for Developers on acquisitions.

Chris is Vice-Chairman of Poole Town FC. Chris has been a member of the FA Council for the last 4 years.

Chris has recently been elected as a full member of the Council of the FA which is its governing body. He is the official representative of all Football Clubs within the South Western section of the FA.

Chris is based at our Poole office. Click here to email Chris


Trudy Wareham

Trudy Wareham

Trudy is a latecomer to law on returning to work after raising two sons who have now in turn made Trudy a grandmother. Trudy completed her legal training in 2002 and became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2004.

Trudy specialises in residential conveyancing.

Trudy is based in the Poole office. Click here to email Trudy


Anna Burton

Anna is a Trainee Solicitor who joined the firm after completing the Legal Practice Course at Bournemouth University in 2016. Anna will qualify as a solicitor in July 2018.

Anna is currently working with Nick Hyman and deals with commercial, development and residential property work.

Anna is based in our Poole office.

Click here to email Anna


Marcus Williams

Marcus is a Trainee Solicitor who joined the firm in 2016 after completing the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at Bournemouth University. Marcus will qualify as a solicitor in November 2018.

Marcus is currently working with Richard Dollimore and Rod Dutton and deals with both Private Client and Civil Litigation matters.

Marcus is based in our Winchester Place office. Click here to email Marcus


Jacobs & Reeves are one of Dorset's premier firms of Solicitors. If you feel you need legal advice for accidents or injuries, employment law, family or matrimonial law, divorce law, probate, wills, trust or tax law, professional negligence or property law, including conveyancing, don't hesitate to give us a call.

Full details of the services we can provide are located in the practice areas in the menu above. If you would like to talk to us straight away, please, in the first instance, dial our Poole office on 01202 674425.

A list of Partners is available from the firm's principal office at 153 High Street, Poole, Dorset.

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