Martin Varley | Poole Solicitors

Martin Varley


Commercial Law Partner


Martin is a Partner based in our Poole office and has more than 25 years’ experience specialising in corporate and commercial work, often with an international element.

A highly effective and well-informed influencer, Martin specialises in providing solutions to clients on legal matters which are often complex. He has particular expertise in corporate and commercial law including financial services, banking and regulatory issues.

Prior to joining Humphries Kirk, Martin was a Partner of a City firm and has considerable Middle East experience. He is well versed in large scale project work and corporate commercial transactions, often involving cross-border complexity.

Martin is a member of the Humphries Kirk International Network which includes a worldwide group of legal and business advisors. He is also a member of the Law Society’s International Division and also President of the Dorset Law Society.

Martin is a Solicitor and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).  He sits on the Financial Conduct Authority Financial Regulations Panel for CISI and is an External Specialist to CISI. He chairs a number of regulatory and remuneration committees.

Other Languages

  • Conversational French


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)
  • Member of the Financial Conduct Authority Financial Regulations Panel for CISI
  • External Specialist to CISI
  • Member of the International Division of the Law Society
  • Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member of the City of London Law Society
  • Member of the Dorset Law Society
  • Member of the Bournemouth and District Law Society
  • Past President of Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge & District Law Society
  • Dorset County Council Independent Remuneration Panel
  • Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority Independent Remuneration Panel


”Thank you for your patience, help and professionalism. I’m so pleased and it has helped enormously to have your unique approach and calmness throughout.” Sharron Wight

”May I thank you for the quality of your advice and your patience with this protracted instruction, as well as your professionalism and fairness. All has been greatly appreciated and valued.” Anonymous

“Martin and Megan were very efficient. I felt confident that I was in good hands. Their manner was friendly and concerned for me.” Mrs Bell

“THANK YOU VERY MUCH to Martin and Marnie for their strong support, no matter what day or time it was. I very much appreciated working with the both of you and whenever we need legal support in the UK again, I will contact you immediately.” Andrea Pink, CEO of PINK GmbH Thermosysteme

“Thank you again for your speed in helping us and your hard work. We wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without you. If we may, we’d like to turn to you again in the future should we need some legal support.” – Peter Mills, CEO, Brand Ethos Limited


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Humphries Kirk Solicitors in Dorset, Somerset, Poole Office


  • 3 Acorn Business Park
  • Ling Road
  • Poole
  • BH12 4NZ

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