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George Spence-Jones

George has experience across all of Chambers’ core practice areas, including regulated lending, regulatory crime and general consumer law. He undertakes drafting and advisory work and appears in both criminal and civil courts.

Before starting pupillage, George worked as an Advocate for LPC Law, appearing in over 250 county court matters across the South-East. He also spent a year sitting beside and assisting a Recorder who presided over criminal trials in the Crown Court.

George has already been instructed by banks and financial institutions in interim applications and for trial. He has experience of possession claims, hire-purchase agreements, return of goods, penalty clauses, PPI claims, enforceability of statutory notices, connected lender liability and unfair relationships under the Consumer Credit Act 1974.
During pupillage, George assisted Iain MacDonald in relation to the novel litigation procedure of peer-to-peer lending claims in the High Court.
George has advised and been instructed in relation to fraud, fraudulent trading, breaches of CPUT and matters of food safety. He has a particular interest in Weights and Measures and is the editor of the Metrology and Hallmarking chapter in Consumer and Trading Standards: Law and Practice.

During pupillage, George assisted Jonathan Kirk QC and Iain MacDonald in the judicial review of “use by dates” and “unsafe food” in relation to the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 and the food information to consumers regulations, Regulation (EU) 1169/2011.

Consumer & Trading Standards: Law and Practice (Jordans) – Contributing Editor of Metrology & Hallmarking Chapter

Click and Collect businesses and the Coronavirus restrictions, 8 May 2020 (published on Chambers’ website).

Who I am

I am a specialist consumer law barrister providing legal services at Gough Square Chambers. You can contact me at, on 0207 353 0924 or at Gough Square Chambers, 6-7 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE.

How I use your information

As part of my role as a barrister I collect and process the personal data of my clients, and of third parties connected with the cases on which I work. This can include sensitive personal information and information about criminal convictions. I do this so that I can act for my clients.

In some circumstances I may also use contact details for marketing purposes, although you can always opt out of this.

As a barrister I also process information to enable me to practice as a barrister. This can include the personal details of my clerks, other legal professionals, people with who I do business, support staff, and members of the public.

Who I disclose your information to

I will always keep my client’s information confidential, unless my client consents to its disclosure or I am required to disclose it by law. As part of my role as a barrister I may disclose information to my clients, solicitors, other legal professionals, my chambers, regulators or other legal bodies, third party suppliers (such as IT providers), legal advisors, and courts or adjudicators.

Your rights

You have the right of access to your information (a data subject access request), the right to correct inaccurate information, the right to erase information (to be forgotten), the right to object to or restrict my processing of your information and a right to information portability. Please see my Full Privacy Notice below for information on how to exercise these rights.

You also have the right to withdraw any consent that you have given me to use your information (although if I have other grounds on which to use your information I may still do so).

More information

Please see my Full Privacy Notice for more information on how I use your information and your rights in respect of that use.