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George Bompas QC

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Practice Areas

Principal areas of practice are company law (all aspects, advisory and litigation, including minority shareholder proceedings, insolvency and asset recovery), banking/insurance, financial services law, and professional negligence. Sits as an arbitrator.

Recent cases include: representing the successful appellant in the Marex Financial Ltd v Sevilleja appeal to the Supreme Court (reflective loss, [2020] UKSC 31), Bott & Co Solicitors v Ryanair [2019]1 WLR 3375 (solicitors’ lien, for which an appeal to the Supreme Court is pending), and Global Gaming Ventures [2018] EWCA Civ 68 (company law and receivership).


Called 1975. Junior Counsel to the DTI 1989-94. Silk 1994. Deputy High Court Judge 2003. Ordinary Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Guernsey & Jersey (2014).

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar Association and COMBAR. Called to the Bars of the British Virgin Islands and the DIFC, and for specific cases to the Bars of Trinidad and Tobago and of the Cayman Islands. LCIA arbitrator.


'Company Investigations' in Tolley's Company Law; 'Funding Litigation and Assigning Claims' and 'Investigations' in Butterworths Practical Insolvency.


Born 1951. Oriel College, Oxford 1970-74 (MA – Jurisprudence (1st) & Classics Mods (1st)).