Year of Call: 2004

Inn: Lincoln Inn

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A much-admired junior whose broad practice encompasses cases concerning VAT, corporation tax, stamp duty land tax and capital gains tax. He also acts in employment-related tax matters. ‘He is very pragmatic and he always finds a solution.’ ”

Chambers UK,  2018

George is a commercial barrister specialising in tax disputes, professional negligence and insolvency. He has specialised in tax disputes throughout his time as a barrister. He ‘cut his teeth’ in-house with HM Customs & Excise and HM Revenue & Customs before moving to successful independent practice. Historically the majority of his tax instructions came from HMRC, but in recent years he has built a strong following amongst private-sector solicitors, accountants and tax advisors. Most of his tax work is now on behalf of private clients, trustees and small-to-medium-sized businesses.


  • Attorney-General’s Regional Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown since 2008 (re-appointed in 2010 and 2015)
  • Lincoln’s Inn, Hardwicke Award
  • Government Legal Service Scholarship

Professional memberships:

  • Northern Chancery Bar Association
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit

Qualifications & awards:

  • Magdalen College, Oxford (MA (Oxon))
  • City University (Dip. Law (Distinction), MA in Law