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Geoffrey sadly passed away on 12th September 2020. Please click here to read the tributes to his life and career left by his many colleagues and friends. 

In his role as Non-executive Chairman at DJB, Geoffrey provided the senior management of the firm, as well as our clients, with strategic advice and direction.


Geoffrey retired from legal practise in 2003 after 30 years at Nabarro.  He became a Partner at Nabarro aged 29 and then headed the firm’s Commercial Property Department for five years.  Geoffrey received top tier rankings in all of the legal directories and acted for a stellar client base that included HSBC Group Plc, JPMorgan (and separately Chase Manhattan Bank prior to its merger with JPMorgan), Gap Inc, GE Capital Global Consumer Finance Ltd, London Electricity plc, BUPA, Cable & Wireless plc, WPP Group plc, Hammerson plc, Quintain Estates & Development plc, BBC Pension Trust Ltd, Peabody Global Real Estate Partners, L.P, GIC Real Estate and Capital & Counties plc. 

For 5 years until December 2014, Geoffrey was a Non Executive Chairman for Business Legal Services, London at Irwin Mitchell.  Geoffrey held Non-Executive positions for 12+ years at property companies and other organisations. 


Chairman and founder member of CoreNet Global UK; Chairman of the European Advisory Board of CoreNet Global.

President and founder member of the British Council for Offices;

First Chairman and founder of 4 Holborn business Improvement District.

Board Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor's Shadow Regulatory Board.

Board and Executive Committee Member of British American Business Inc.

Deputy Chairman of Stonemartin Plc, a managed office business.

Chairman of the Advisory Board of Oracle Group Limited, a mixed use developer.

Non-executive Director of Modus Holdings Limited, a construction company which will manufacture and sell energy efficient plant for cooling buildings.

Non-executive Chairman of Make Life Easy Ltd, a company which specialises in coaching and personal development for top executives.

Director of Dolphin Square Trust Limited, a company which owned and operated one of the largest apartment blocks in Europe providing key worker accommodation in London.

Strategic adviser to Harmsen Tilney Shane Limited, workplace specialists providing strategic analysis, office interior design, consultancy and fit out services.

Non-Executive Chairman of Irwin Mitchell LLP (London), a national legal firm.

Non-executive Chairman of the Strategic Development Group at OCS Group UK Limited, a total facilities management company which also self-delivers over 50 services such as cleaning, catering, security, waste management and document management.

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