George Wills

Called 2013

Fixed Term Tenant

George Wills


George’s practice focuses on criminal defence and defending 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 engaged in a number of major investigation teams. He has been previously engaged by the Financial Conduct Authority in the Enforcement and Market Oversight Division.

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