Barrister, 4 New Square


George specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration with an emphasis on the following four areas: international commercial arbitration, financial services, construction law and professional liability claims (including disciplinary work).

George has developed an expertise in international commercial arbitration over the last 10 years. He is recommended by both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners 2014 as a leading junior and is noted as being “an absolute pleasure to work with … and comes highly recommeded”.

George has been involved in a number of domestic and international arbitrations in a variety of contexts. He particularly enjoys working abroad whenever the opportunity arises – whether in respect of arbitral proceedings themselves or to assist a client who is dealing with an ongoing claim.

George is rated in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 for International Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Professional Liability and Professional Disciplinary work. He is noted for his “real intellect”, being "an absolute pleasure to work with", an “up-and-coming star" who picks up the "key legal issues very quickly" and a junior who "really stands out for his commercial approach." 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.

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  • Year Qualified



    University of Oxford: MA
    Columbia University, New York: LLM