George specialises in commercial and construction litigation, including associated insurance and professional negligence matters.
Alongside his regular practice, since October 2018 George has been instructed as junior counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. George’s work has concerned the construction law issues relating to the design and construction of Grenfell Tower and has included analysis of a wide range of standard form and bespoke construction contracts, the duties owed by professional consultants, and the Building Regulations and other statutory duties.
George is happy working as sole counsel or as part of a team across the range of commercial and construction disputes, and he is regularly instructed at all stages of litigation, from pre-action to resolution of the dispute at trial or by ADR.
Please refer to the tabs to the side of this page to see specific examples of George’s recent work in his core practice areas.
Before joining Hardwicke, George graduated from the University of Oxford with a First Class degree in History and then completed the GDL and BPTC at the City Law School, during which time he was awarded a number of scholarships and academic prizes. George regularly contributes to Hardwicke’s programme of seminars and articles on key and emerging issues in his practice areas.
Commercial Dispute Resolution
Insurance Funded Disputes
- BA, History, First Class (New College, Oxford)
- GDL, Commendation (City Law School)
- BPTC, Outstanding (City Law School)
Scholarships and other awards & prizes:
- Lord Bowen Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
- Lord Denning Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
- Hardwicke Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
- Walter Wigglesworth Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
- Buchanan Prize (Lincoln’s Inn)
- Academic Scholarship (City Law School)
- Monckton Chambers Prize for EU Law (City Law School)
- Prize for performance in Final Honour School (New College, Oxford)