Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

George is a newly qualified solicitor and an additional resource in the Employment team led by Peter McRoberts and Chris Weaver and works closely with both Peter and Chris and the wider team. He has experience assisting on a broad range of employment law issues, including, on the non-litigious side, advising employers on TUPE and redundancy processes and both employers and employees on contractual and statutory obligations.

On the litigious side, his particular focus is on assisting employees with grievance and disciplinary proceedings and with unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing claims with a particular focus on health, professional conduct, regulatory and reputational issues.

George has experience supporting individual clients at all levels of seniority, including at the most senior level, especially in the finance and banking sector. This has included assisting in complex Employment Tribunal litigation as well as negotiating settlement agreements.

George assisted in the recent high profile case of Ramchandani v Citibank in 2019 where Peter McRoberts represented Rohan Ramchandani, a former Citibank forex trader, who succeeded in his unfair dismissal claim. He also assisted in the well reported case of Richard Bowley v Rio Tinto involving whistleblowing claims against Rio Tinto regarding the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia.

George is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

George was educated at King’s College London and completed the GDL and LPC at BPP University.

George joined Payne Hicks Beach in 2019 and completed his training contract with the firm, qualifying in England & Wales in 2021.

Peter McRoberts states “Although George has only recently qualified as a solicitor he has previously worked in the department for over a year and has the makings of a first class employment lawyer.”


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