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George Mallet

"An excellent advocate, tenacious and has achieved some remarkable results."

Legal 500 2020


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2012

George has recently been ranked as a ‘leading junior’ by Legal 500.

He specialises in all areas of commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on group litigation and disputes concerning defective product. He is regularly instructed by FTSE 100 companies and major governmental departments.

George also has an extensive property practice and has successfully appeared in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

George graduated with a first-class degree from Bristol University and a distinction in the GDL at City University. He is a Gray’s Inn Scholar. Before practising at the Bar George worked in investment banking.

 

Expertise


Property

George’s practice encompasses a broad range of real property and landlord and tenant-related advice, litigation and ADR.

He is regularly instructed in property disputes concerning co-ownership, easements, covenants, boundaries, adverse possession and mortgages.

He is also instructed in relation to residential and commercial landlord and tenant matters, including forfeiture, possession, service charges, dilapidations, enfranchisement, business leases and agricultural tenancies.

George has recently successfully appeared in both the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He regularly represents parties in the tribunals, County Court and High Court.

During his time in banking George worked in both the real estate and securitisation teams. He therefore has a practical understanding of the property market.

George is a member of the Property Bar Association and writes extensively on real property related topics.

Representative cases

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  • Dr Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd. [2020] UKSC 18

    George successfully represented the tenant in the County Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court (led by Richard Mawrey QC). The case is now a pre-eminent authority on the construction of leasehold covenants, implied terms generally and the management of blocks of flats.

  • Dr Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd. [2018] EWCA Civ 2298; [2019] Ch. 357; [2019] 2 W.L.R. 761.
  • Ms Elu v Floorweald Ltd [2020] EWHC 1222 (QB)

    George successfully applied to strike out an appeal that alleged that the trial judgment had been procured by fraud.

  • Ms Elu v Floorweald Ltd (County Court, Unrep., 2019).

    George successfully represented a tenant in a disrepair claim heard over several days by HHJ Coltart QC sitting in the Lewes CC

  • Confidential (2019)

    George advised a represented the Claimants in a constructive trust and proprietary estoppel claim concerning a series of residential houses in London. The claim was settled at mediation.

  • Confidential (2019)

    George successfully represented the Claimant in High Court proceedings concerning the ownership of a portfolio of residential properties.The claim was settled before trial

     

     

Product Liability & Group Actions

George is regularly instructed in complex product liability claims and group actions.

George has experience of advising and drafting pleadings in a wide number of product liability claims. He is currently instructed by Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Limited in relation to a multi-party claim concerning allegations of manufacturing and/or design defects. He has also assisted in actions concerning oil spills, defective medical devices, vaccinations and various other defective products.

George has assisted with a number of notable claims brought against public sector bodies, including litigation regarding the Pandemrix vaccination (Department of Health), the Bank Mellat litigation, claims brought with respect to the Chagos Islands (both for the FCO) and various matters brought against the Ministry of Defence, including the noise induced hearing loss (‘NIHL’) claims, the Q fever litigation and various post-traumatic stress disorder matters.

George is a contributing author to the upcoming 2nd edition of Prof. Christopher Hodges’ Multi-Party Actions book.

Commercial and Business Law

George specialises in a broad range of commercial matters. He is currently representing a number of FTSE 100 companies in major commercial disputes. His expertise draws on his experience in defective product claims and is informed by his prior career in investment banking.

Particular areas of expertise include

  • Contractual disputes (including breach of contract, contractual interpretation, misrepresentation and frustration)
  • Banking and finance
  •  Consumer law
  • Debt recovery
  •  Sale of company disputes
  •  Partnership and unincorporated association disputes
  •  Sale of goods and supply chain issues
  •  Energy and utilities
  • Insurance matters
  • Insolvency

George is a member of the commercial bar association (COMBAR).

Banking, Finance & Consumer Credit

George has gained a broad range of experience of finance and consumer credit law.  He has appeared in the County Courts on a number of consumer credit matters (including mortgage disputes). He has also assisted on matters involving the interpretation of the Consumer Credit Act 1974.

George is the lead author of the Consumer Credit volume of The Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents and has contributed to the next edition of Goode: Consumer Credit Law and Practice.

Prior to pupillage George worked for a firm of solicitors’ Financial Services Litigation team and a major UK bank on an on-going investigation into the manipulation of LIBOR and other benchmark interest rates. George also previously worked as an investment banking analyst. He therefore has developed a broad range of experience working in the financial sector and is able to utilise this experience to provide practical and business-minded advice on financial matters.

Personal Injury & Public Law

George has had experience of a broad range of personal injury matters including claims for physical injury, psychiatric harm, occupiers’ liability and RTAs. George has been instructed by the Government Legal Department to act for a number of public sector clients, including the Ministry of Defence, Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Department of Health.

George has assisted with a number of notable claims brought against public sector bodies, including the on-going litigation regarding the administration of the Pandemrix vaccination (Department of Health), the Bank Mellat litigation, claims brought with respect to the Chagos Islands (both for the FCO) and various matters brought against the Ministry of Defence, including the noise induced hearing loss (‘NIHL’) claims, the Q fever litigation and various post-traumatic stress disorder matters.

 

What the directories say


"An excellent advocate, tenacious and has achieved some remarkable results."
Legal 500 2020

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Publications
  • Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, Consumer Credit, Vol. 12(1) A
  • Goode, Consumer Credit: Law and Practice. (Contributor)
  • “Consumer redress schemes: the case of CFO Lending Limited” (2016) 11 JIBFL 673B
  • Lexis PSL’s Consumer Law (occasional contributor)
  • “Proprietary Estoppel” (The Law Society, 2016)
Memberships
  • Gray’s Inn
  • COMBAR
  • Property Bar Association
Education
  • BA History, First Class, University of Bristol
  • GDL, City University, Distinction (Scholarship, Gray’s Inn)
  • BPTC, BPP Law School, Very Competent (Scholarship, Gray’s Inn)
Regulatory Information

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Bar Council Number: 60457

VAT Registration Number: 208830415

Legal Status: Barrister

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