Experience

George Davies has a broad common law and commercial practice. His common law work includes acting for insurers in the defence of fraudulent claims, acting for both claimants and defendants in personal injury work as well as representing interested parties at inquests. George also undertakes an increasing amount of commercial work in the High Court (including civil fraud and contempt proceedings).

George first gained experience of civil fraud proceedings whilst working as a litigation solicitor in the London office of Baker & McKenzie LLP.

Whilst working as a solicitor, he was seconded to the FSA’s Enforcement Division leading to his experience of regulatory and disciplinary work.

Directories

“A very fine advocate who is always willing to go the extra mile for the client.”
Chambers & Partners 2020

“Extremely helpful when it comes to complex matters.”
Chambers & Partners 2015

Education

Pembroke College, Oxford (MA PPE)
College of Law, Guildford
Inns of Court School of Law

Professional Memberships

LCLCBA
PIBA
CBA

Public Access

Undertakes Public Access work

Connect

Mr. P v High Street Bank

Involved in a successful mediation of a High Court claim on behalf of a claimant who was seeking substantial damages against a high street bank for exacerbation of a psychiatric illness and for loss of earnings.

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Sherwood v Janssen QBD

Acted for the claimant in a civil fraud action for £500,000 against a foreign-based individual who challenged jurisdiction. The claim was settled after the defendant was subjected to a worldwide freezing order and he submitted to jurisdiction


‘Mr. R’ v ‘X’ Asset Management Co. QBD

Currently acting for an individual investor against an asset management company. The case concerns alleged professional negligence and alleged breaches of various regulatory standards.


ACCA v X ACCA

Acted for an accountant in proceedings before the ACCA


Euro Aerials v Sagemcom QBD

Acted for the claimant company in an action for lost management time and other consequential losses which flowed from a defective software update. The claim settled at mediation


Markham & Another v Burns QBD

Acted for the claimants in contempt proceedings brought against an individual who was the subject of a domestic freezing order.


Byron v Runacres Central London County Court

Acted for the claimant in successful high-value County Court restitution proceedings brought against a former business associate


Balls v Burns QBD

Acted for the claimant in successful proceedings for a domestic freezing injunction in order to aid the execution of a default judgment


Ali v D’Brass [2011] EWCA Civ 1594

Acted for the respondent where the Court of Appeal overruled the trial judge’s dismissal of a claim for personal injury arising out of a road traffic collision and substituted its own apportionment of liability


Parker v FSA [FSMT] Decision No. 37, 2006

Junior counsel for the FSA in successful market abuse proceedings brought against a manager who had been employed by a UK Plc.


McCaughey v USA [2006] EWHC 248 (Admin).

Acted for the Claimant who sought to challenge his extradition to the USA on medical grounds


TGC Fraud Update Issue XII

1st June 2021

Please see link below to the latest TGC Fraud newsletter.


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TGC Fraud Newsletter Issue VII – February 2018

21st February 2018

Please see link below for Issue 7 of TGC Fraud Update, a publication we have set up with the stated aim of facilitating the sharing of information about decided claims involving issues of road traffic fraud and related matters.


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TGC Fraud Newsletter Issue VI – September 2017

21st September 2017

Please see link below for Issue 6 of TGC Fraud Update, a publication we have set up with the stated aim of facilitating the sharing of information about decided claims involving issues of road traffic fraud and related matters.


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TGC Fraud Update v3 – June 2016

22nd June 2016

Stemming the tide of the fraud.
Please see link below for the third edition of TGC Fraud Update, a publication we have set up with the stated aim of facilitating the sharing of information about decided claims involving issues of road traffic fraud and related matters.


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TGC Fraud Update February 2016

3rd February 2016

Facing up to the challenge of fraud rings.
Please see link below for the second edition of TGC Fraud Update, a publication which was set up with the stated aim of facilitating the sharing of information about decided claims involving issues of road traffic fraud and related matters. Thank you also for all of the kind words and helpful feedback received about the inaugural edition.

 


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TGC Fraud Update – Issue XII June 2021

1st June 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of the TGC Fraud Update.

At the time of our last Update we were in the midst of the pandemic, a vaccine was a distant dream, and only a handful of remote hearings had led to findings of fundamental dishonesty and the exposure of insurance fraud.

As the cases reported in this edition of the Update demonstrate, the assessment of credibility through the medium of a remote video hearing has evolved into a practice with which representatives and judges are now familiar.

There does not appear to have been a downturn in the incidence of false claims, and there does not appear to have been a downturn in the exposure of those claims at trial. Those observations seem to be validated by the IFB’s estimations that, notwithstanding 3 national lockdowns, there have been 170,000 motor insurance claims in the last 15 months suspected to have been linked to crash-for-cash networks.

The way that we deal with cases may have changed, but those statistics and the current backlog of cases in the County Court certainly suggest that insurance fraud lawyers will be kept busy for the foreseeable future. It is important, however, to recognise that the time for the implementation of the whiplash reforms has finally arrived. It is an opportune moment to focus on the pressing questions for the industry: how will they work, and how will they affect us all? Will they achieve their stated aims of reducing whiplash claims while maintaining access to justice for genuinely injured parties? Will the mechanisms hinder or help the detection and prevention of fraud? We may not have all the answers right now, but Robert Riddell’s article ensures we are in the best position to be ready when the first cases cross our desks.

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TGC Fraud Update v3 – June 2016

22nd June 2016

Stemming the tide of the fraud.

Please see link below for the third edition of TGC Fraud Update, a publication we have set up with the stated aim of facilitating the sharing of information about decided claims involving issues of road traffic fraud and related matters.


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TEMPLE GARDEN CHAMBERS is a market leading set with recognised excellence in a myriad of practice areas with awarded leaders in twelve specialist areas. TGC has the privilege of being well placed in the Temple and The Hague with superb facilities.

Currently consisting of 17 silks and 60 juniors with outstanding leadership and a long established clerking team acknowledged for their exceptional client services and business development, we are keen to expand upon our key areas.

To accommodate the growth in our core practice areas we are inviting applications from established practitioners and/or teams to further enhance our excellent reputation in the following fields:

• Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
• Inquests & Inquiries
• Health & Safety
• Costs & Litigation Funding

TGC is widely recognised for its friendly ethos and its commitment to Equality & Diversity and Wellbeing. We are especially keen to encourage applications from underrepresented groups at the bar – women, people with disabilities, those from ethnic minority groups and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Applications will be treated with the strictest confidence and should be addressed to the Head of Chambers, Keith Morton QC kmorton@tgchamber.com

In advance of any formal application both Keith Morton QC and Dean Norton (Senior Clerk) would be delighted to have a confidential discussion. To arrange a meeting please contact Dean on 020 7842 8641 or dnorton@tgchambers.com