Consultant Solicitor Advocate Geoffrey’s main areas of practice are ‘dry’ shipping and international commodity trading. Geoffrey also advises on and drafts contract terms in these fields. In addition Geoffrey has wide experience of more general commercial litigation/arbitration/mediation.
Geoffrey’s approach is to seek out and find prompt, effective and cost-efficient results for clients. When appropriate he takes rapid, hard-hitting action, including by way of injunction, arrest and attachment of assets. He has High Court advocacy experience in this area.
Geoffrey also actively looks for and promotes opportunities for settlement to facilitate clients to control their own destinies and preserve valuable commercial relationships. Geoffrey is a skilled negotiator. He is also a highly experienced mediation advocate and mediator (‘Elite’ category mediator with Clerksroom and CMC registered mediator) and finds this background extremely useful when negotiating effective commercial deals for clients.
Geoffrey has worked in City law firms since the 1980s, including 6+ years with a major shipping/international trade law firm.