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 a diverse range of UK and international projects, including underground tunnels and pipe lines, road and rail infrastructure works, tall buildings, processing plants, M&E systems, educational establishments and commercial and residential developments. He advises on the major standard forms of contract including FIDIC, JCT and NEC
Examples of George's experience include:
- advising a number of contractors in respect of disputed compensation events on live tunneling projects, in which the amounts in dispute range from £35m to £175m;
- acting for a global interior fit-out contractor in connection with claims brought against it involving allegations of defective workmanship and design;
- acting for various main contractors in relation to a number of adjudications arising out of various major road and railway infrastructure projects;
- acting for a contractor joint venture in a multi-million pound framework contract dispute with a major water and utilities company, which settled after the adjudication hearing.
- acting for a sub-contractor in relation to series of disputes concerning delays, defects and payment in relation to the design and installation of a cladding system;
- 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;
- acting for a main contractor in connection with TCC proceedings brought against it which included allegations of non-compliant cladding and other fire stopping issues in relation to 16 storey accommodation in London;
- acting for a main contractor in connection with a series of adjudications with the employer arising out of the construction of a new skyscraper in the Nine Elms redevelopment area in South London.
- advising an M&E sub-contractor on the termination of their NEC3 subcontract with the main contractor in relation to a major underground rail project in London.
George’s memberships and other activities
- Member of TeCSA
- George has written articles on a range of construction law issues and is a regular contributor to the Fenwick Elliott Blog.
George graduated from Durham University in 2010 with a First Class degree in History before converting to law. George obtained a distinction in his Graduate Diploma in Law in 2011 and the Dickinson Dees prize for the most outstanding student performance. George also obtained a distinction in his Legal Practice Course.