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George Mallet

Call
2012

George Mallet specialises in commercial dispute resolution and is regularly instructed in matters concerning Property, Consumer Credit, Product Liability, Personal Injury and other business disputes.

George appears at courts and tribunals at all levels and either as a member of a team or as sole advocate. He also has extensive experience in representing clients at mediation and other forms of ADR.

In particular, George has been instructed by clients including FTSE 100 companies and major governmental departments. He has worked on The Grenfell Tower Inquiry, The Pandemrix Vaccination Litigation, certain aspects of The Chagos Islands Litigation and various other matters for the MoD.

George graduated with a first 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 as well as working for Hogan Lovells’ financial litigation department on an investigation into the manipulation of LIBOR at a major UK bank.

 

Expertise


Property

George’s practice covers all aspects of real property and landlord and tenant-related litigation, advice and ADR.

Real property matters on which he advises include easements, co-ownership, restrictive covenants, boundary disputes, adverse possession and mortgages. He advises in both residential and commercial landlord and tenant matters including rent review, forfeiture and other possession claims, service charge, right to manage, dilapidations, enfranchisement and business lease renewals under the 1954 Act. He also regularly advises on associated company, partnership, insolvency and construction matters.

George is due to appear in the Court of Appeal later this year and regularly appears in both the High Court and the County Court as well as the various statutory tribunals. He is currently instructed on a major national construction dispute as well as the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire. George also has experience of advising and acting in mediations and arbitrations.

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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  • The Grenfell Tower Inquiry
  • Duval v 11 - 13 Randolf Crescent Limited

    (Unreported, currently under appeal to the Court of Appeal)

  • Ground Rent Trading v 164 Camden Street (Freehold) Limited

    (LON/00AG/LSC/2016/0353)

  • Ground Rent Trading Ltd v Ms S Baxter

    (LON/00AC/2016/0187

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. 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.

Commercial, Insurance & Arbitration

George has worked on a number of commercial cases and has experience of drafting pleadings and preparing written advice in claims involving breach of contract, contractual interpretation, misrepresentation and sale of goods and services.

He also has experience with company and insolvency law matters including minority shareholder disputes.

George has also assisted senior counsel with major product liability and insurance related dispute.

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

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. In particular, he has assisted senior counsel with high profile Group Actions brought following allegations of 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 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.

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

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.

 

Instructing George Mallet

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Publications
  • Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, Consumer Credit vol 121(A) (Lead author, publication in 2017)
  • Goode, Consumer Credit: Law and Practice. (Contributor)
  • “Consumer redress schemes: the case of CFO Lending Limited” (2016) 11 JIBFL 673B
  • LexisPSL’s Consumer Law (occasional contributor)
  • “Proprietary Estoppel” (The Law Society, 2016)
Memberships
  • COMBAR
  • Property Bar Association
  • Gray’s Inn
Education
  • BA History, First Class, University of Bristol
  • GDL, City University, Distinction (5th in year)
  • GDL Scholarship, Gray’s Inn
  • BPTC, BPP Law School, Very Competent
  • Gerald Moody 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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