Nova Private Client is founded on the expertise of four well respected individual solicitors, who work together to provide a single, comprehensive and expert client service.

Roger Lane-Smith

Highly regarded throughout the legal profession, Roger has led the largest law firm in the world, developing it from a one-man firm to a global organisation through merger and organic growth, as well as by attracting the right partners and specialist teams. Roger has first-hand experience of British and international economies, and has exceptional management skills.

Geoffrey Shindler OBE

Geoffrey has specialised in Wills, trusts, capital taxation and estate work for over 40 years.
He has a degree and post graduate degree in law from the University of Cambridge. He is a solicitor and a registered trust and estate practitioner. He was one of the founder members of STEP and is now its World President.
He is the consulting editor of Trusts & Estates Law & Tax Journal and a member of the Editorial Board of Wills & Trusts Law Reports.

Rupert Nichols

Rupert is an experienced corporate and commercial solicitor with many years’ in-house and private practice experience. Focusing on corporate structuring and governance, compliance and risk management, mergers, acquisitions and commercial contracts, Rupert has instructed and managed relationships with law firms worldwide.

Robert Ashworth

An exceptionally experienced solicitor and former partner of a leading Manchester law firm, Robert is an expert in client service, having been Client Partner for Chevron Texaco for over 20 years, as sole panel member for all UK mid-stream to down-stream legal requirements. Robert is particularly expert at balancing realistic costs with the delivery of the highest professional standards.

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