Geoffrey has been a corporate lawyer for over 40 years, and has during that time provided corporate finance and M&A advice to a wide variety of clients, from multinationals to entrepreneur-owned private companies, across a variety of sectors. His recent work has included advice on bank and other fundings, share buy-backs and commercial contracting.
In addition to his main practice, Geoffrey has been deeply involved in acting for charities which operate academies, establishing the first multi-academy trusts. He spent eight years as a trustee of United Learning, which was then the largest operator of academies in England. He is also a trustee of New Schools Network, a charity which supports the establishment of new state-funded schools in England.
Geoffrey is the author of a series of online courses published by specialist educational publishers, Pearson Publishing, constructing the only available comprehensive guide to the governance of academy trusts.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
He is lauded for his command of the legislation surrounding academies, including sponsorship matters, He is "always a pleasure to work with", according to sources.
Chambers UK 2016
"He is extremely knowledgeable on anything to do with academies and free schools. He always delivers services promptly and will go the extra mile to get things completed."
Chambers UK 2015
|2019||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2012 - 2019||Stone King LLP | Consultant|
|2000 - 2012||Lewis Silkin | Consultant|
|1991 - 2000||Geoffrey Davies | Sole Practitioner|
|1973||Titmuss, Sainer & Webb (now Dechert) | Solicitor then Equity Partner|
|1972||Qualified as a solicitor|