About Charles Coleman & Co


Charles Coleman & Co, whose origins date back to the 1950’s, has always been a firm offering a professional and friendly service for the private individual and business owners. The current partners are Ann Thomas, who joined in 1995, and Jo Martin who joined in 2004.

Meet The Team


Ann Thomas

Ann Thomas

(Director)

Divorce, Relationship and Family Law


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Ann qualified as a solicitor over 30 years ago. Working at firms in London and Reading before joining Charles Coleman & Co, her career has focused on family law. She has wide experience especially in acting for clients of mid to high net worth.


Ann Thomas

Jo Martin

(Director)

Property Law, Wills and Probate


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Jo qualified as a solicitor in 1996 whilst working for an established firm in Tilehurst, Reading. After working in London for a few years, she came back to her home town of Reading and joined Ann as a partner at Charles Coleman & Co in 2004.

Jo deals with all types of property work - buying or selling houses and commercial leases. She also acts for small businesses and she prepares wills and powers of attorney and advises on probate matters.

She specialises in residential conveyancing and has achieved the accreditation from the law society for the Conveyancing Quality Scheme – this is a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices.


Mandy Hinton

Mandy Hinton

(Legal Secretary)


Mandy joined in the firm in 2013 and has been Jo's 'right-hand woman' since.


Wendy Coote

Wendy Coote

(Legal Secretary)


Wendy provides invaluable support for Ann.

Our Commitment


Ann and Jo pride themselves on delivering a high quality service to their clients. More than 90% of the firm’s clients come to them through recommendation.

Our History


  • 2004 - Jo Martin joins the firm.
  • 1995 - Ann Thomas joins the firm.
  • 1980s - The firm divides by location. The Reading office run by David Cove and later his son Michael.
  • 1957 - The firm was started by Charles Coleman.