Paris Smith LLP
1 London Road
12 October 2023, 2.15pm - 5.00pm
George Woodhead will be giving a talk on ‘Requests for Further Information, Notices to Admit Facts and where to pitch your Part 36’ at the South Coast Region Joint PLA/PBA Seminar. He will be joined by Lara Hicks (33 Bedford Row) and John Campbell (New Square Chambers) who will be giving advice on some less known CPD rules and popular case law all property litigators should know.
George is a Chancery barrister and a specialist in property and contested probate litigation.
He is appointed to the Attorney General’s B Panel of London junior counsel to the Crown and advises the Ministry of Justice, the Chief Land Registrar, the Bona Vacantia Division and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, amongst other emanations of the Government.
George is recommended for both Property Litigation and Private Client: Trusts and Probate in the current edition of the Legal 500 (2024, London).
In 2021, he appeared (led) for the successful appellant in the Court of Appeal in Ralph v Ralph  EWCA Civ 1106 (rectification/trusts of land). In 2022 he appeared (as sole counsel) in four appeals concerning the construction/interpretation of contracts (Burgess v Baynton, Luton County Court, unreported); the test for rectification of transfer deeds in cases of voluntary settlement (Lohia v Lohia  EWHC 2033 (Ch)); whether a joint tenant of a periodic tenancy may be restrained from serving a notice to quit, in order to acquire a new lease for himself, on the basis that to do so would constitute a breach of trust between the joint tenants (Pile v Pile  EWHC 2036 (Ch)); and the ‘unfair relationship’ provisions of sections 140A-D of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (Goldhill Finance Ltd v Smyth  EWHC 362 (KB).
George is committed to the education and progress of new barristers. He is an advocacy tutor with Lincoln’s Inn and a pupil supervisor. He is also a member of the Chancery Bar Association and the Property Bar Association.