Alumni lecture: 'Reversing Trustee Mistakes and Oversights'
Dr Dan Schaffer
As part of the Distinguished Alumni Guest Lecture Series, Dr Dan Schaffer (LLB 1986 and LLD 2016) solicitor advocate, partner at Slaughter and May will be giving a lecture on "Reversing Trustee Mistakes and Oversights".
Dan has chaired the Law School Advisory Board since its establishment in 2013. He has been involved in a whole range of initiatives for the Law School including fund raising for the refurbishment of the Law Library, founding the Distinguished Law Alumni Lecture Programme, establishing Job Application Skills workshops, organising mooting master classes for the School's student mooting competition amongst other things and initiating Patrons for the Law Club and Bar Society.
Dan is a life-long friend, passionate supporter and champion of the Law School. He is partner of Slaughter and May. He is a member of the Trust Law Committee chaired by Henderson LJ.
After graduating with his LLB in 1986 he went to study for the BCL at Merton College, Oxford 1986- 87 in which he obtained a First. This led to teaching Trusts part-time at LSE (1987–88), Merton, Balliol and St Hilda's College, Oxford (1988–1993) and on the Cambridge Univ LLM 2003-2005.Dan has been teaching again on Cambridge Univ's LLM Commercial Equity course and at Oxford at Merton and on the BCL. Dan also gives an annual lecture on the Trusts Law course here in Bristol. He is due to contribute to the next edition of Thomas on Powers.
Dan was awarded a Doctor of Laws honoris causa by Bristol University in July 2016. You can watch his speech in the Great Hall on YouTube.
Dan is married (to Marianne) and has three sons (Antoine, Vincent and Louis). He lives in London. Amongst other things he races a bike with Professor Michael Ford QC.