George Merrylees > Irwin Mitchell > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Irwin Mitchell

Work Department

Tax, trust and estate



George acts for entrepreneurs, individuals, companies, private banks, family offices, non-UK law firms and trust companies, with a particular focus on Francophone Europe and Africa, especially Mauritius.


French - fluent
Greek - working knowledge

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Having opened a Reading Office in 2019, Irwin Mitchell‘s tax, trust and estates team is able to advise private clients on wills, trusts, powers of attorney, pre and post death inheritance tax matters, capital gains tax, Court of Protection applications and probates. Practice head Sarah Phillips helps individuals and their families with all aspects of succession, tax and asset protection planning. George Merrylees is noteworthy for his cross-border work, frequently acting for French-speaking clients who have settled or are looking to settle in the UK. ‘Exceptionally knowledgeableAndrew Parry  is also recommended.

London > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

The ‘excellent‘ team at Irwin Mitchell has been continuing to attract new work, including new clients in the cryptocurrency world as well as a wealthy Arab family. Other notable clients include individuals, families, trusts, trustees, family offices and other entities in the UK and internationally. The team has strong links in the key international financial centres of the Channel Islands, Switzerland and the Caribbean, and has particular expertise in advising clients from continental Europe, the Middle East, China, Africa and Russia. The ‘outstanding‘ Alex Ruffel and George Merrylees in particular are skilled in providing complex tax and wealth structuring advice. Ashley Hill joined the team as a partner from BDO.