Since joining Chambers in 2012 George has developed a busy specialist practice at the planning and local government bar. 

Examples of his recent work includes:

  • Acting, as sole counsel, for the claimant and the appellant in the High Court and the Court of Appeal in Mackman v Secretary of State for CLG [2015] EWCA Civ 716 and [2013] EWHC 3396 (QB).
  • Acting for a consortium of objectors in a 3-week inquiry in relation to a major urban extension to the south Warwick and Leamington Spa and immediatley adjacent to the Grate I listed Warlwick Castle Park.
  • Acting (as junior to Suzanne Ornsby QC) for the successful respondent in Bristol City Council v Digs (Bristol) Limited [2014] EWHC 869 (Admin) in which the Divisional Court held that the respondent’s HMO was not subject to mandatory licensing.
  • Acting (as junior to Gerald Gouriet QC) for a betting shop operator in a successful appeal against the decision of the Gambling Commission to revoke its non-remote general betting operating licence.
  • Acting for a property investment company in a successful challenge to a billing authority’s application for liability orders in respect of £150,000 of unpaid national non-domestic rates. Unusually, the court also awarded George’s client some £43,000 in costs.

George regularly appears in the High Court as well as in the lower courts and tribunals. He is also gaining a reputation as a sound inquiry advocate. His clients include developers, local and other public authorities, charities, educational institutions, statutory corporations as well as local residents and public interest groups.