Year of Call: 2004

Inn: Lincoln Inn

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Recommended for tax and professional negligence matters.”

Legal 500,  2017
Commercial

George is a commercial barrister specialising in tax disputes, professional negligence and insolvency. Although he has experience across the range of professional negligence work, he has a particular interest in tax-related professional negligence claims. As he understands the tax law underlying such claims, he is able to take points on breach of duty, causation, loss and mitigation which might not occur to other professional negligence lawyers.

George has experience of professional negligence claims against:

  • Accountants
  • Auditors
  • Chartered tax advisors
  • Independent financial advisors
  • Solicitors
  • Surveyors

George has been recommended as a Leading Junior in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. Chambers & Partners said: “he is an impressive and persuasive advocate who is quick on his feet.” Legal 500 has said he is “a tenacious, confident and persuasive advocate” and is “recommended for tax and professional negligence matters.”

Appointments:

  • 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