Barrister Profile

George practises in a number of areas and is available to draft pleadings, advise in writing or hold conferences either in person or remotely. He is happy to accept instructions at short notice and can accommodate those instances when paperwork must be returned urgently. He is also happy to discuss any aspect of a case on an informal basis, and has experience of delivering more formal seminars relating to complex or newly developing areas of the law.

Landlord and Tenant

  • Disrepair
  • Unfitness for human habitation
  • Possession and forfeiture claims
  • Unlawful eviction and harassment
  • Tenancy deposit, service/administration charge and rent disputes

George accepts instructions from both landlords and tenants, and in relation to both residential and commercial leases. He has a particular interest in actions brought for alleged breaches by landlords of their duty to keep dwellings fit for human habitation.

Personal Injury

  • Clinical negligence
  • Asbestos-related and other industrial disease
  • Occupiers’ and employers’ liability

George accepts instructions in both low-value and high-value personal injury cases. On the multi-track, he is well accustomed to drafting detailed schedules of past and future expense and loss, advising on quantum in relation to serious or unusual injuries and appearing in CCMCs and pre-trial reviews. In lower value claims, George is familiar with the issues that arise in the fixed recoverable costs regime and the MOJ Portal process.

Actions Against the Police

  • Wrongful arrest
  • False imprisonment and battery
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Misfeasance in public office

George is predominantly instructed on behalf of those bringing actions against police forces up and down the country. He is available to assist at any stage of the litigation, from screening potential new cases through to appearing in trials by jury.

Data Breach

  • Breach of the UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018
  • Misuse of private information
  • Breach of confidence

George is predominantly instructed on behalf of victims of data breaches. He is aware of the complexity of an area in which the law and procedure are both fast developing, following the coming into force of the GDPR and creation of the new Media and Communications List in the High Court.

Other

In addition to the above, George also has experience in a wide variety of other areas, including professional negligence, contractual disputes and costs.

George was called to the Bar in 2013 and is a member of the Inner Temple. He is qualified to accept instructions on a direct access basis.

BA (Hons) in History, University College London
LLB (Hons), Nottingham Law School
BPTC, Kaplan Law School

murray@liverpoolcivillaw.com