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Bindman, Sir Geoffrey (Lionel) locked

Kt 2007

Born 3 Jan. 1933; s of Dr Gerald and Lena Bindman; m 1961, Lynn Janice Winton; two s one d

Consultant, Bindmans LLP (formerly Bindman & Partners), Solicitors, since 2004 (Senior Partner, 1974–2004)


Newcastle upon Tyne Royal Grammar Sch.; Oriel Coll., Oxford (BA 1955; BCL 1956; MA 1959)


Admitted Solicitor, 1959; Teaching Fellow, Northwestern Univ., Ill, 1959–60; Partner, Lawford & Co., 1965–74. Legal adviser: Race Relations Bd, 1966–76; CRE, 1976–83. Visiting Professor of Law: UCLA, 1982; UCL, 1990–; London South Bank Univ., 2003–. Hon. Pres., Discrimination Law Assoc., 1999–; Chm., Soc. of Labour Lawyers, 1999–2001. Chm., British Inst. of Human Rights, 2005–13. Pres., Client Interviewing Comp. for England and Wales, 1990–. Columnist, New Law Journal, 2006–. Trustee: Wordsworth Trust, 1997–2013; Helen Bamber Foundn, 2006–13; ATG Trust (Pres., 2010–); Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights, 2011–; Vice-Pres., One World Trust, 2006–; Pres., John Thelwall Soc., 2012–. Hon. QC 2011. Hon. LLD: De Montfort, 2000; Kingston, 2006. Liberty Award for Lifetime Human Rights Achievement, 1999; Centenary Award for Human Rights, Law Soc. Gazette, 2003


(jtly) Race and Law, 1972; (ed) South Africa: human rights and the rule of law, 1988


walking, music, book collecting


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