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Lester Aldridge LLP

RUSSELL HOUSE, OXFORD ROAD, BOURNEMOUTH, BH8 8EX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01202 786161
Fax:
Fax 01202 786110
DX:
7623 BOURNEMOUTH
Email:
Web:
www.lesteraldridge.com
Bournemouth, London, Southampton

Geoff Trobridge

Tel:
Work 01202 786138
Email:
Web:
www.lesteraldridge.com/our-people/geoff-trobridge-partner/
Lester Aldridge LLP

Work Department

Charities and social enterprise; Data protection

Position

Geoff Trobridge is a Partner in the Charities & Social Enterprise team and our Data Protection officer.

Whether you are a charity, social enterprise or voluntary organisation, club or association, Geoff can advise you on all aspects of charity and company law. Geoff has a particular specialism in healthcare charities and care homes.

Geoff can support you right from the outset, setting up your organisation to ensure it has the optimised legal structure alongside the right governing document. Geoff can arrange registration with the Charity Commission and your on going regulatory requirements such as the sale or mortgaging of land; trustee duties and liabilities; fundraising; restructuring, mergers and collaborative working or winding up.

Geoff trained and worked as a company and commercial solicitor before joining the Charity Commission as an in-house lawyer in 2001. He became the head of the Legal Framework Function in the Taunton office of the Commission until 2005 when he joined our team.

GeofTrobridge is a qualified data protection practitioner and can assist businesses with the new data protection regulations and help avoid the sanctions imposed by the increased enforcement powers.

Career

Trained Simpson Curtis, Leeds; qualified 1981. Geoff trained and worked as a company and commercial solicitor before joining the Charity Commission as an in house lawyer in 2001. He was subsequently the deputy head of the Legal Framework Function in the Taunton office of the Commission, dealing with all aspects of the registration and regulation of charities. In 2005 he rejoined private practice as head of a charities and social enterprise team in the South West. Partner Lester Aldridge LLP 2010. Current directorships: Trustee of the Dorset Community Foundation.

Member

Charity Law Association, Almshouse Association

Education

Torpoint and Saltash Comprehensive Schools; University of Wales, Aberystwyth (1976 LLB); Wadham College, Oxford (1978 BCL).

Leisure

Fly fishing, and unpaid stable hand to his son’s livery/dressage training business.


South West: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Lester Aldridge LLP is one of ‘the strongest in the local area’, with the ‘highly respected and effective partner’ Geoff Trobridge leading the practice’s registration, charitable status, governance and regulatory work. Trobridge’s ‘knowledge is immense’ and his experience as an in-house lawyer with the Charity Commission ensures that he can provide ‘excellent practical advice’. Clients include British Heart Foundation, The Stroke Association and The United Reformed Church (Wessex) Trust Limited.

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