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George Crofton-Martin

George Crofton-Martin

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George Crofton-Martin

Partner

George Crofton-Martin
Locations Canterbury
Tel 01227 763939
Email gcm@furleypage.co.uk
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Commercial Dispute Resolution, general commercial and contract disputes, competition law and construction. Experience in these fields includes franchise disputes, health and safety and regulatory matters, shareholder, company and partnership disputes, professional negligence, intellectual property and insolvency.

George joined Furley Page in 2005. He graduated from the University of Kent with a degree in Politics, Government and Law and then completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Law at CityUniversity and the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London, attaining a distinction in each of these.

He provides comprehensive, practical advice in straightforward language. A strong commercial focus, coupled with his pro-active legal approach, means George is able to explore, quickly and cost effectively, the available options to secure the best practical solution without necessarily having recourse to litigation.

George advises across a wide range of commercial disputes in all levels of the English Courts. In Europe he has represented a client at the European Court of First instance in Luxembourg. During the course of his work on Health & Safety and Regulatory matters George has represented a number of clients in both Magistrates’ and Crown Courts; as well as in Public Inquires and at Tribunal.

 

  • Member of Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association

George Crofton-Martin handles a wide range of contentious...

George Crofton-Martin handles a wide range of contentious work, including complex contractual disputes, regulatory disputes and professional negligence claims and defamation issues. A client says he is "very calm and capable, can make challenging cases seem easier, and is also very good with clients and explaining in a way that they can understand." Chambers UK 2019 - George Crofton-Martin

George Crofton-Martin, who is 'a pleasure to deal...

George Crofton-Martin, who is 'a pleasure to deal with, very hardworking and elegant in his practice', undertakes IP and professional negligence cases. The Legal 500 2019 - George Crofton-Martin

George Crofton-Martin is recognised by his clients for...

George Crofton-Martin is recognised by his clients for his commercial and pragmatic approach. He focuses on construction claims and adjudications. A client says: 'He has an exceptionally able legal brain and is equally skilful when it comes to negotiating.' Chambers UK 2018 - George Crofton-Martin

Furley Page Solicitors ‘carries out substantial litigation and...

Furley Page Solicitors ‘carries out substantial litigation and adjudication with the skill of a much larger law firm’. The team has expertise in data protection matters, joint venture disputes and high-value damages claims. Head of dispute resolution Peter Hawkes is noted for his ‘commercial wisdom and ability to think laterally’. He is ably supported by George Crofton-Martin, who ‘is excellent and takes time to understand the client’s needs’. The Legal 500 2017 - Commercial litigation

...the insolvency and corporate recovery team is now...

...the insolvency and corporate recovery team is now led by the head of dispute resolution Peter Hawkes. Together with solicitor Natasha Biggs and George Crofton-Martin, he advises on corporate insolvencies, notably in the construction, hospitality and consultancy sectors. The team is also experienced in the annulment of personal insolvencies. The Legal 500 2017 - Insolvency and corporate recovery

Furley Page Solicitors attracts praise for its ‘great...

Furley Page Solicitors attracts praise for its ‘great knowledge of the industry’. ...areas of expertise include property debt recovery such as rent and service charge arrears as well as international commercial debt collection. Senior partner Peter Hawkes now heads the team. Also recommended are Natasha Biggs, who ‘gives clients real confidence’ and ‘has a strong knowledge of the law’; George-Crofton Martin; and legal adviser Alex Hargrove. The Legal 500 2017 - Debt Recovery

George Crofton-Martin is highly active in disputes concerning...

George Crofton-Martin is highly active in disputes concerning contract law, competition law, data protection and IP issues, particularly in the construction, engineering and technology arenas. One impressed commentator says: "I find him not only extremely knowledgeable but that also he gives great advice." Chambers UK 2017 - George Crofton-Martin

George Crofton-Martin is recommended by The Legal 500...

George Crofton-Martin is recommended by The Legal 500 2016 for expertise in Property Litigation. The Legal 500 2016 : George Crofton-Martin Recommended Lawyer

Furley Page Solicitors’ 'approachable and client-focused’ team is...

Furley Page Solicitors’ 'approachable and client-focused’ team is led by ‘canny litigator’ David Hall, who ‘never takes his eyes off the commercial objective’, and includes George Crofton-Martin and Jeremy Ferris. In 2015, the group resolved a long-running compulsory purchase case for the London Borough of Wandsworth. The Legal 500 2016, Property litigation

George Crofton-Martin is praised for his "great attention...

George Crofton-Martin is praised for his "great attention to detail," and is described as "really thorough and a pleasure to work with." He is a strong choice for disputes in the construction, automotive and education industries. Chambers UK 2016: George Crofton-Martin

Areas of Specialism

Commercial Dispute Resolution, general commercial and contract disputes, competition law and construction. Experience in these fields includes franchise disputes, health and safety and regulatory matters, shareholder, company and partnership disputes, professional negligence, intellectual property and insolvency.

Career

George joined Furley Page in 2005. He graduated from the University of Kent with a degree in Politics, Government and Law and then completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Law at CityUniversity and the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London, attaining a distinction in each of these.

He provides comprehensive, practical advice in straightforward language. A strong commercial focus, coupled with his pro-active legal approach, means George is able to explore, quickly and cost effectively, the available options to secure the best practical solution without necessarily having recourse to litigation.

George advises across a wide range of commercial disputes in all levels of the English Courts. In Europe he has represented a client at the European Court of First instance in Luxembourg. During the course of his work on Health & Safety and Regulatory matters George has represented a number of clients in both Magistrates’ and Crown Courts; as well as in Public Inquires and at Tribunal.

 

Memberships

Member of Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association

Testimonials

George Crofton-Martin handles a wide range of contentious...

George Crofton-Martin handles a wide range of contentious work, including complex contractual disputes, regulatory disputes and professional negligence claims and defamation issues. A client says he is "very calm and capable, can make challenging cases seem easier, and is also very good with clients and explaining in a way that they can understand." Chambers UK 2019 - George Crofton-Martin

George Crofton-Martin, who is 'a pleasure to deal...

George Crofton-Martin, who is 'a pleasure to deal with, very hardworking and elegant in his practice', undertakes IP and professional negligence cases. The Legal 500 2019 - George Crofton-Martin

George Crofton-Martin is recognised by his clients for...

George Crofton-Martin is recognised by his clients for his commercial and pragmatic approach. He focuses on construction claims and adjudications. A client says: 'He has an exceptionally able legal brain and is equally skilful when it comes to negotiating.' Chambers UK 2018 - George Crofton-Martin

Furley Page Solicitors ‘carries out substantial litigation and...

Furley Page Solicitors ‘carries out substantial litigation and adjudication with the skill of a much larger law firm’. The team has expertise in data protection matters, joint venture disputes and high-value damages claims. Head of dispute resolution Peter Hawkes is noted for his ‘commercial wisdom and ability to think laterally’. He is ably supported by George Crofton-Martin, who ‘is excellent and takes time to understand the client’s needs’. The Legal 500 2017 - Commercial litigation

...the insolvency and corporate recovery team is now...

...the insolvency and corporate recovery team is now led by the head of dispute resolution Peter Hawkes. Together with solicitor Natasha Biggs and George Crofton-Martin, he advises on corporate insolvencies, notably in the construction, hospitality and consultancy sectors. The team is also experienced in the annulment of personal insolvencies. The Legal 500 2017 - Insolvency and corporate recovery

Furley Page Solicitors attracts praise for its ‘great...

Furley Page Solicitors attracts praise for its ‘great knowledge of the industry’. ...areas of expertise include property debt recovery such as rent and service charge arrears as well as international commercial debt collection. Senior partner Peter Hawkes now heads the team. Also recommended are Natasha Biggs, who ‘gives clients real confidence’ and ‘has a strong knowledge of the law’; George-Crofton Martin; and legal adviser Alex Hargrove. The Legal 500 2017 - Debt Recovery

George Crofton-Martin is highly active in disputes concerning...

George Crofton-Martin is highly active in disputes concerning contract law, competition law, data protection and IP issues, particularly in the construction, engineering and technology arenas. One impressed commentator says: "I find him not only extremely knowledgeable but that also he gives great advice." Chambers UK 2017 - George Crofton-Martin

George Crofton-Martin is recommended by The Legal 500...

George Crofton-Martin is recommended by The Legal 500 2016 for expertise in Property Litigation. The Legal 500 2016 : George Crofton-Martin Recommended Lawyer

Furley Page Solicitors’ 'approachable and client-focused’ team is...

Furley Page Solicitors’ 'approachable and client-focused’ team is led by ‘canny litigator’ David Hall, who ‘never takes his eyes off the commercial objective’, and includes George Crofton-Martin and Jeremy Ferris. In 2015, the group resolved a long-running compulsory purchase case for the London Borough of Wandsworth. The Legal 500 2016, Property litigation

George Crofton-Martin is praised for his "great attention...

George Crofton-Martin is praised for his "great attention to detail," and is described as "really thorough and a pleasure to work with." He is a strong choice for disputes in the construction, automotive and education industries. Chambers UK 2016: George Crofton-Martin

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