Maurice Buckley, C.T. Poole & Son



Serving Sydney for over 130 years


Honesty, integrity and commitment to our clients: it’s how we’ve worked since 1882. And while the law has undergone many changes since then, we’ve continued to passionately and professionally pursue the best results for our clients.

Take a look back at the evolution of our boutique practice:

Charles Thomas Poole sets up his practice – CT Poole & Son.

Son Leonard partners with Charles and continues the practice until his father’s passing in 1966.

CT Poole & Son joins forces with Maurice Buckley Snr and his son Maurice Buckley Jnr.

John Poole is welcomed into the practice as partner. When the Buckleys retire, John continues the practice as principal.

After moving from Sydney CBD to Milson’s Point, the practice shifts to Norberry Terrace in North Sydney.

On 11 February, the office moves to its present location at 5 Napier Street, North Sydney.

Today’s team

Principal John Poole and associate Daphne Gibbins have worked together for many years.

John is in the office every day and can visit clients at home, in hospital or at another convenient location. Daphne works in the office 3 days a week.

While we have support staff to help us provide a full suite of services, John and Daphne meet with clients to discuss issues and have documents signed.

Wills and estates law is a complex area. And too often, problems arise when wills and estates aren’t properly planned and managed.

We work in your best interest at all times. Whether you need a conveyancing expert, executor advice or assistance preparing or contesting a will, we’ll handle your affairs with care and veracity.









It’s never too early to get your affairs in order. A properly prepared will protects your property and ensures your loved ones are looked after when you pass away. As estate planning specialists, we can help you get your affairs in order. Simply meet with us to discuss your wishes, and we’ll prepare your will for you.

Estate Administration

John Poole has successfully acted as executor and trustee for many estates. With discretion and transparency, he’ll take the weight off your loved ones’ shoulders during a difficult time.

Accredited Specialist Wills & Estates Law