Geoffrey Gibson



When I started reading with Daryl Dawson in 1971, he was working on settling a joint venture agreement. It was for a mining company, and he was being instructed by a well-known commercial solicitor who was on the board of some substantial public companies. I was curious about why a barrister was doing this kind of work. It seemed to me to be the job of a solicitor. I had done articles and spent time at Blake & Riggall. I was aware of the distinction between common law and conveyancing (and probate). Corporate and commercial departments were still in embryonic form; banking and finance even more so.