Mike George

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 2008
London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 2008
Mike George

Mike George

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Biography

Mike George is a dispute resolution lawyer based in London.

Mike regularly advises London market and overseas insurers and reinsurers on high-value insurance and reinsurance disputes. He also advises clients on professional liability, trade credit and political risk, and reinsurance claims. 

Mike has significant experience of advising clients involved in High Court litigation and arbitration proceedings.


Professional experience

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  • LPC, College of Law London, 2009
  • LLB, University of Liverpool, 2006
  • England and Wales

Advised:

  • The insurers - in a LCIA arbitration in respect of a coverage dispute under a trade credit insurance policy arising from the failure to repay pre-export finance contracts relating to commodity exports in Brazil.
  • A major national law firm, as instructed by the insurers - defending an £11m negligence claim in the High Court arising from advice given to two leading housebuilders and the drafting of option agreements with respect to strategic land.
  • A law firm, as instructed by the insurers - in High Court proceedings on a £25m negligence claim brought against them by a professional footballer, following his initial conviction for a serious sexual offence and later acquittal. The claim centred on the law firm's alleged failure to adduce evidence at his first criminal trial and on appeal.
  • A law firm, as instructed by the insurers - in High Court proceedings brought against them by a high net worth individual over a divorce for the alleged failure to disclose information relating to trusts which resulted in the divorce settlement being set aside and a further significant payment.
  • Political risk insurers - on coverage issues arising from a claim by a Japanese consortium under an all-risks policy following delays to the completion of an infrastructure project in North Africa.
  • As representative for the insurers - in arbitration proceedings regarding interpretation of a professional liability policy following settlement by the law firm of a multi-million pound underlying claim.
  • As representative for an oil company - in an arbitration relating to claims for breach of contract due to the expropriation of parts of the oil and gas industry in Venezuela.
  • As representative for an insured seeking to recover under a DSU policy - over the construction of an oil pipeline in South America.

The Legal 500 (2022)

  • "Mike George is diligent, resourceful and gives careful thought to issues."
  • "Michelle George and Mike George are excellent professional negligence lawyers. Experienced in defending high profile and heavyweight solicitor negligence claims."
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