George Masefield

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Senior Associate Solicitor

George joined the firm in 2010 and has been an integral part of its expansion. He read law at the University of Nottingham and undertook his LPC at BPP Law School (Holborn). 

He is an associate solicitor working in Dispute Resolution and alongside our Private Client Department. George has gained extensive experience running a wide variety of files for a diverse range of clients. He handles civil and commercial litigation including disputes relating to:

  • Cross-border and debt recovery;
  • IP, including passing off claims and trademark infringement;
  • Landlord and tenant, and neighbour;
  • Cohabitation;
  • Enforcement and appeals; and
  • Injunctions, from proprietary to those protecting against harassment.

George has experience representing clients at court, including the Royal Courts of Justice, but his priority is to try to reach favourable settlements for his clients before significant legal fees may be incurred – a feat that he often achieves, which leads to a steady flow of repeat business.

Previously the firm’s client manager, George addressed all new enquiries, which gave him a clear understanding of client care and the importance of fee transparency. George undertook his training contract at the firm and proved to be accomplished in all areas before focussing on Dispute Resolution.

George enjoys playing football, chess, running and in 2010 he became a tennis coach (Instructor level) with the Professional Tennis Registry.

Prominent cases

Lead role in the successful High Court claim for a proprietary injunction and the recovery of misappropriated funds and data in addition to costs.

Lead role in defending a claim brought by a former consultant against a law firm, which involved successfully defending an application for summary judgment at first instance and on appeal before settlement was reached on the claim for the payment of the firm’s legal costs.

Key role in the High Court case of Friends of Burbage School Ltd v Woodhams [2012] EWHC 1511 QB which resulted in the successful recovery by a charity of monies for which a trustee was held to account.

Lead Role in a claim for an injunction, which resulted in settlement for substantial damages to a property in Mayfair worth approximately £45m.

Successful enforcement of a debt from a Belgian company through a European Order for Payment, resulting in the recovery of 287% of the principle amount due to interest, penalties and recovered costs.

Recent publications

Empty Judgments: What to do when faced with an insolvent defendant company

Recovery of pre-action legal costs

Recovering Debt

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