Geoffrey was admitted as an attorney in Natal, South Africa in 1973. He practised as a director of a prominent law firm in Durban until July 1990. That year he and his family immigrated to England where he held the position of Operations Director in a large manufacturing organisation for some two years. Following his foray into the commercial world, he joined a public company as its in-house counsel, a position he held until joining Roiter Zucker in 1994; he left to join Jaffe Porter Crossick LLP at the end of 2007. He was admitted as solicitor in England and Wales in 1998.
Summary of Work
Since joining Jaffe Porter Crossick Geoffrey continues to specialise in estate planning, wills, trusts and non-contentious probate. His commercial background is invaluable. Many of Geoffrey's clients have a commercial background. He has a broad understanding of those areas of law which concern them as they plan their own future.
Skills and Approach
Geoffrey is thorough, clear and methodical. He covers all bases. Planning a will, contemplating death, and administering estates are important, and sometimes stressful and emotional, experiences.In preparing wills Geoffrey helps his clients to clarify their ideas, making them aware of issues and possibilities which may not have occurred to them. The expertise he employs in structuring wills involves not only knowledge of the law of wills but of the law of property, trusts, tax and other subjects.
In administering an estate Geoffrey puts his clients at ease. He understands what is involved and is supportive and effective, getting things done in an organised and purposeful manner, which is reassuring and leaves his clients free to deal with other areas of their lives.
Geoffrey Ditz is also the designated JPC Law Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP).