George has a broad commercial practice which falls into three principal areas: commercial litigation and arbitration, financial services and professional liability claims (including disciplinary work).
George is rated in Chambers and Partners for International Arbitration and Professional Liability and in The Legal 500 for International Arbitration and Commercial Litigation. He is described as "one to watch", "clever and approachable", a "fast-rising junior" who picks up the "key legal issues very quickly" and a junior who is "well attuned to the client's commercial imperatives."
In addition, in 2012 George was named as one of ten ‘Stars of the Bar’ in a survey by Legal Week, having previously been named in the 2010 version as a ‘Highly Commended’ Junior.
George is on the Executive Committee of COMBAR (the Commercial Bar Association) and was Chairman of Junior COMBAR from 2011 to 2013.
Commercial: George’s experience of commercial litigation and arbitration encompasses a wide variety of domestic and international disputes. His experience ranges from construction related disputes, to conflicts of law/jurisdictional issues, insurance and reinsurance, commodities and civil fraud.
Financial Services: George is also developing a particular expertise in financial services claims – whether acting for or against financial institutions, banks, individual financial services practitioners or regulatory bodies. George has experience of financial markets having worked as an intern analyst at a major bank in the City and from his LLM in New York which included courses on corporate finance and accounting.
Professional Liability: George’s professional liability work involves claims for and against accountants and auditors, financial services professionals, insurance brokers & agents, lawyers – both barristers and solicitors - and surveyors.
Other core areas of practice: George is also building up a busy practice in the fields of costs, sports and disciplinary related work. In the disciplinary context, he has appeared before tribunals for the following professional bodies: the Chartered Institute of Taxation, the Association of Taxation Technicians, the Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board (in its previous form as the AIDB) and he has also appeared before the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal.
More detail on George’s practice can be found by following the links to relevant “areas of practice”.
Before commencing practice George read history at Oriel College, Oxford where he was a scholar and won the John Shannon prize for Modern History. After converting to law, George obtained a Masters in Law (LL.M) from Columbia University, New York where he was a Stone Scholar.
George is a member of the following associations: COMBAR; LCIA; TECBAR; ChBA; PNBA and ADRL.
MA Oxon; LLM Columbia University (New York)