George has experience of a wide variety of construction and engineering disputes and specialises in all forms of dispute resolution, including court proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court, adjudication, arbitration and mediation.
George qualified as a solicitor in 2015 and acts for a range of different types of clients in the construction industry, including main contractors, specialist subcontractors, employers, consultants and private individuals in connection with disputes arising on UK and international projects. He advises on the major standard forms of contract including FIDIC, JCT and NEC.
Examples of George's experience include:
- acting for a global interior fit-out contractor in connection with claims brought against it involving allegations of defective workmanship and design;
- assisting with an adjudication for the main contractor in relation to its dispute with an energy provider concerning the construction and installation of a major gas pipeline;
- acting for a private school in connection with the successful defence of a “smash and grab” adjudication brought by a large UK contractor in connection with major building and refurbishment works at the school;
- assisting with a claim for a utilities reinstatement contractor against a major utility company involving complex arguments on liability and implied terms which ultimately reached a negotiated outcome at mediation;
- acting as responding party for a main contractor on an £18 million refurbishment project in West London in connection with claims brought by its M&E sub-contractor.
George graduated from Durham University in 2010 with a First Class degree in History, before obtaining a distinction for his Graduate Diploma in Law in 2011 and the Dickinson Dees prize for the most outstanding student performance.