Adrian Poole


    Phone: 01935 846802

    Location: Yeovil       Position: Partner, Head of Employment and Head of Medical & Care

    Team: Care Homes, Dispute Resolution, Education, Employment, Medical Practice

    Specialism: Employee rights, Employment advice and consultancy, Employment tribunal, Grievance and disciplinary, HR advice and consultancy, Licensing law, Redundancy


    I qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and joined the firm in October 2003. Since qualification, I have acted for clients on a wide range of employment and HR matters, together with undertaking some alcohol and gaming licensing work.

    In the sphere of employment and HR I act for both businesses and individuals, giving effective legal advice on all aspects of HR and employment practice. My work includes taking and defending claims in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and in the higher appeal courts.

    As well as individuals, I act for a broad range of businesses from SMEs to multinational companies. My clients include a large number of charities and GP practices.

    I have recently been working on a number of the integration models affecting General Practice. This has included involvement in the legal fabric behind the local Vanguard initiative as well as being an advocate for practices on an array of different projects.

    My experience allows me to provide effective advice to my clients thereby making the legal process as clear and straightforward as possible. I am approachable and committed, believing it important for there to be a close working relationship between solicitor and client.

    My clients treat me as their trusted advisor, with my business clients believing me to be a crucial part of their HR team. Such relationships are fostered and maintained through regular face-to-face contact whether at one of our offices or at another location of the client’s choosing.

    I have been recommended in both Chambers and the Legal 500.

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    Adrian Poole is ‘very down-to-earth and works with sound principles’

    Legal 500 2019

    The advice and reassurance given to me by Adrian Poole was excellent. I was very pleased with the service he provided. I would definitely recommend Adrian to others.

    Mr B

    Both my wife and I have the greatest confidence in Adrian and feel we have always received the highest standard of legal advice and personal support.

    Mr F

    The whole engagement process was well explained and Adrian made me feel at ease in what was an unfamiliar situation for myself. I would certainly recommend Porter Dodson's services to anyone else who needed employment law advice.


    Adrian Poole was always available to help guide our business. For a small business such as ours with no specific HR facility, it was comforting to be guided by an expert in such a matter.

    Mr Jackson

    Adrian Poole and staff could not have been more diligent, effective, helpful and ultimately successful in representing me. I will always be hugely grateful for Adrian's skill, competence and support.

    Ms C

    Adrian solved our problems quickly and efficiently and it was well worth the money at the time.

    Mrs A

    Adrian was absolutely first class. Always available, responsive, clear and supportive. A pleasure to work with during a difficult process.


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