George Spalton KC > 4 New Square Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

4 New Square Chambers
4 New Square

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George’s practice falls into five principal areas: Commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration, financial services, professional liability claims and disciplinary work. His experience of commercial work encompasses a wide variety of disputes – ranging from construction claims, insurance and reinsurance matters, banking claims to civil fraud. He has significant experience of international work and has acted in several arbitrations in the Middle East in recent years as well as acting in a number of arbitrations in Europe, South-East Asia, and elsewhere. George’s expertise in the context of professional liability work focusses on accountants and auditors’ negligence and solicitors’ negligence – especially in the context of financial services and commercial transactions.


MA Oxon; LL.M Columbia University (New York); Called 2004; Lincoln’s Inn.


Basic French and Russian.


COMBAR, executive committee (and previously chairman of the junior committee); PNBA; TECBAR; ChBA; LCIA and IBA; ARDL.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Sport

(2021 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

George Spalton KC4 New SquareHe is not only technically excellent but is also commercially focused and has an in-depth knowledge of sport sector.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(2021 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

George Spalton KC4 New SquareCommercially astute and able to get to the central issues in dispute. Thoroughly charming, including with opponents which helps to diffuse difficult situations. A good commercial advocate.

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(2021 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

George Spalton KC4 New SquareHe has a very impressive intellect and a specialist knowledge of disciplinary and regulatory proceedings. Solicitor and client friendly, his reassuring presence inspires confidence.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(2021 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

George Spalton KC4 New SquareHe is brilliant: down to earth and very good to work with.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(2021 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

George Spalton KC4 New SquareGeorge is extremely responsive and works as part of a team. He is commercially minded and technically strong. His oral advocacy in particular is presented clearly and logically, and is highly persuasive.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(2021 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

George Spalton KC4 New SquareGeorge is as charming as he is bright. Extremely accessible and combines prodigious legal skill with pragmatism and common sense. The epitome of a role-your-sleeves-up modern barrister who leads by example.’

The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

(2021 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

George Spalton KC4 New SquareGeorge commands the details very quickly and is full of sage practical advice. He is a realist when needed. He is excellent on his feet and doesn’t miss a beat. He is approaching the top of his game in the fraud and asset recovery field and he is a trusted name among peers. He is approachable, a team player and works extremely hard for the client.’