George is a specialist insurance lawyer with over 10 years' litigation experience, largely in the personal injury space. He has acted for Queensland and NSW clients, and has been a respected panel lawyer for large insurers. George has also had the benefit and experience as an in-house claims manager for a worker’s compensation insurer, and CTP insurer. He understands the importance of rehabilitation to the claims process, and the benefit rehabilitation has in reducing both claim costs and duration.
George regularly undertakes "value-add" initiatives for clients such as providing bespoke presentations to clients or presentations in partnership with external parties on a wide variety of topics relating to effective claims management and litigation.
George is an experienced lawyer in the Brisbane Commercial Insurance team specialising in managing and defending workers’ compensation, work health and safety, employment and discrimination claims across a variety of industries including health, government, processing, transport and marine. George also manages a portfolio of CTP claims.
George has a strong reputation for resolving matters effectively through alternative dispute resolution. He is widely recognised as an effective, respectful and thorough opponent and litigation specialist. George has had significant trial and application experience.
George works with corporates as well as Australian and international insurers, reinsurers and brokers.
George has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Southern Queensland.
Before joining Sparkes in 2020, George worked in a national law firm in their insurance team. George also worked as a panel lawyer for the state Workers’ Compensation insurer for four years managing a portfolio of claims across the health, transport, retail and aged care industries. George also provided numerous presentations for medico-legal organisations and insurers across a variety of topics including managing complex psychiatric injuries, preparing matters for trial and investigating claims.
George is a keen but unfortunate “brown thumb” in the garden and he enjoys spending time with his two dogs. He has a passion for travel, visiting rural areas of Queensland, reading and spending time outdoors.