Joss Payne

Director/Solicitor


Joss is a solicitor with over 35 years experience in the Poole/Bournemouth and surrounding areas. Both Joss’s father and brother also practised in this area.

Joss has many clients and deals with (amongst many other matters) the acquisition of land for developments; options to purchase and conditional contracts subject to planning.

In the last few years Joss has been involved with millions of pounds worth of property transactions, which have ranged from a one man self build to multi home development sites.

Joss is also very experienced in Wills, Probate and Trusts.
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Babs Rowe

Director/Chartered Conveyancing Practitioner


Babs is a Chartered Conveyancing Practitioner with over 30 years experience in the Poole/Bournemouth and surrounding areas, and further afield. She deals extensively with overseas clients assisting them in buying their UK homes and has helped many first time property buyers take their first step onto the property ladder.

Babs also deals with high net worth clients and properties and offers a first class service, where your needs are paramount. She particularly enjoys dealing with complicated legal titles, the more defective the title – the better!

Babs’s clients appreciate her no nonsense, down to earth approach when dealing with their transactions.

When dealing with commercial matters, Babs has saved her clients thousands of pounds with her detailed knowledge of the commercial world, getting to the heart of the business the client is purchasing, and understanding the client’s ultimate goal. By seeing the full picture, Babs is able to give solid legal advice together with practical advice to assist business clients and entrepreneurs.

Babs also has extensive experience in Wills and Probate and in dealing with the elderly, making sure their affairs are up-to-date, and has personal knowledge of caring for the elderly. This is a field that requires a gentle but professional approach to matters, and Babs deals with these in a compassionate way.
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Nikki Hague

Director/Licensed Conveyance and Probate Practitioner


Nikki deals with all aspect of residential conveyancing including sales and purchases for both freehold and leasehold properties, re-mortgaging, transfers of equity and shared ownership. Nikki also assists with commercial property transactions, wills and probate matters.

She is proud to be working for Clarke Rowe Solicitors who offer a friendly and professional service at competitive rates.

She has a wealth of knowledge of the local property market in Bournemouth and Poole and the surrounding areas having worked closely with Joss and Babs for over 25 years.
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Holly Davidge

Trainee Legal Executive


Holly started employment at Clarke Rowe Solicitors in July 2013 as a Receptionist/Admin Assistant. She has a warm, friendly approach both on the telephone and in person.

Holly is an assistant with the Conveyancing Department, who works directly with Babs Rowe and Joss Payne, dealing mainly with Residential Property.

Holly is currently studying towards the Chartered Institutes of Legal Executives (CILEx) qualification to qualify as a Legal Executive Lawyer.
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Penny Foley

Head of Administration


Penny is the newest member of our team. Penny agreed to join us in October 2016. Penny is Head of Administration and is here to keep us all functioning at all times.

Penny is a very valuable member of the team and our renowned efficiency is enhanced by our great support staff.
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