George has a deep understanding of commercial issues associated with operating a business with a particular focus on employment law and litigation. George has unique experience in business management and building start-up businesses. George’s commercial management background coupled with his practical experience as a lawyer mean he can offer valuable insights to his clients and provide considered, commercial solutions.
George sees effective human resources management as an integral part of creating and maintaining a successful business. George can work closely with you and your business to implement a tailored workplace relations strategy, as well as managing sudden or time-sensitive issues that may arise.
"I pride myself on being responsive, offering outstanding service, coming up with clever commercial solutions and fighting hard for my clients."
Restraint of trade and breach of confidential information – successfully represented the purchaser of a business in circumstances where the vendor allegedly set up business in competition to the purchaser. George regularly acts in high profile restraint and confidential information cases.
Global publishing company – advised on a large scale restructure which resulted in a significant number of redundancies. No claims arose as a result.
Global software supplier – successfully updated and rolled out new employment contracts to their Australia and New Zealand work force.
Multinational IT company – assisted with the tender for a large scale government contract (which our client was successful in winning) and then negotiated with the relevant union for the transition of employees from the incumbent service provider.
Victorian Association for the Teaching of English – successfully represented employer in a Full Bench hearing of the Fair Work Commission which set precedent regarding procedural fairness and the role of support people in termination meetings.
Prominent hospitality business – acted in relation to the sale of the business and the subsequent negotiation for the client to operate the business under licence for the Purchaser; resulting in an extremely profitable arrangement.
Prominent sporting organisation – advised in the restructure of a multinational publicly owned business which involved the redeployment and redundancy of over 100 employees. No claims were made against the client.
Bachelor of Laws (Honours), La Trobe University
Bachelor of Commerce, Deakin University
Recommended Leading Employment Lawyer, Doyles Guide 2018
State Government of Victoria Approved and Regular Panel Lawyer
Member, Law Institute of Victoria
LaTrobe University (Past President of Law Students Association and Australasian Law Students Association)
Business Member, Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
President, Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Football Club
- Proceedings in Courts and Tribunals
- Commercial & Transactional
- Industrial Relations
- Restraint of Trade
- Sports Law