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Geoffrey Shindler OBE is a UK (England and Wales) solicitor specialising in the field of Wills, Trusts and Estates law.


Early life

He is a graduate (with first class honours) of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University (having been a W.M. Tapp scholar) and qualified as a solicitor in 1969.


Shindler is recognised as a leader in the profession within his specialty He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to the administration of justice in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2007.

He is a member of the editorial board of the Wills and Trusts Law Reports and Tottel's Trust Law International and Consulting Editor of the Trusts and Estates Law and Tax Journal.

One of the founding members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), he was appointed president of STEP worldwide in November 2006. He is a former chairman of the organisation.

He is chairman of Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre Development Committee, a committee member of the Lancashire County Cricket Club, and chairman of Manchester Camerata board of directors. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the International Compliance Association.

In April 2006 Shindler left Manchester-based law firm Halliwells LLP, after 20 years with the firm, to establish a new firm in partnership with Roger Lane-Smith, former Senior Partner of DLA Piper. The new firm, Lane-Smith & Shindler LLP, opened on 2 May 2006.

Personal life

Shindler is the father of British television producer Nicola Shindler, Freya Boroda and Caroline Conway. He is a grandfather of seven and brother of the novelist and scholar Colin Shindler.


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