George Wills

Called 2013

George Wills


George’s practice focuses on criminal defence and regulatory prosecutions.

In respect of criminal defence, George enjoys a wide practice in general crime both as a led junior and as counsel alone. He is as at home dealing with cases with high volumes of witnesses and papers as he is cases involving vulnerable defendants and/or prosecution witnesses.

George deals with road traffic offences of all kinds. He has successfully argued unusual ‘special reasons’ and ‘exceptional hardship’ on a number of occasions including in the defence of a United States Air force pilot based in the UK and other very high profile clients.

Experienced in a range of regulatory work, including countless cases arising out of Housing and Planning Enforcement and associated Proceeds of Crime Proceedings. He is also accustomed with the Unfair Consumer Trading Regulations and breaches of Trading Standards’ regulations.

George has been involved in cases before the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants dealing with anything from Interim Orders to Fitness to Practice hearings. Before the NMC he has dealt with a large number of registration appeals also. 

George completed a secondment followed by further instruction by the Financial Conduct Authority working on a dual stream criminal and regulatory investigation into a firm and specific individuals accused of various breaches of AML requirements and the FCA Handbook.  

He was also previously instructed as Junior Counsel to the Grenfell Tower Fire Public Inquiry.

George accepts instructions via Direct Access.

Professional Memberships

  • Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales