Geoff completed his primary and secondary school education in the Waikato rural town of Morrinsville and attended Auckland University from 1971, graduating LLB in 1975 and then was admitted to the Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in the same year, on 1st April 1975.
Geoff was initially employed in the Litigation Department of an Auckland law firm Fortune Manning and after four years took up a position as a Solicitor’s Clerk in a small firm situated in London’s West End, specialising in major construction cases throughout the United Kingdom.
Upon his return to New Zealand, he was made a partner at Fortune Manning in 1983 and remained a part of that firm’s litigation department until joining Princes Chambers as a Barrister Sole in 2003. Princes Chambers is a small, independent chambers situated at no. 3 Princes Street, Auckland, in close proximity to the High Court and the University.
Geoff is currently a member of the NZ Law Society, the Auckland District Law Society Inc. and the NZ Bar Association. He is married with four children and in his spare time enjoys skiing in the winter, and fishing in the summer.