COVID-19

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic Chambers’ building is closed and clerks and barristers are working remotely.

We are committed to ensuring that work is completed as efficiently as possible in these difficult times and ask our clients to contact us electronically in the first instance by emailing gsc@goughsq.co.uk or the relevant barrister directly.

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George Spence-Jones

george.spence-jones@goughsq.co.uk

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

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