George specialises in matrimonial finance and co-habitation disputes. He is also instructed in private law children proceedings, international child abduction and he accepts single joint instructions to prepare written advice to both parties as a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (on a without prejudice basis).

George advises and acts in all aspects of matrimonial finance and related enforcement, as well as TOLATA 1996 and cases pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989. George was recently junior counsel (led by James Turner KC) in the Supreme Court case of Gohil v Gohil [2015] Fam.89 (CA); [2016] A.C. 849 (UKSC).

George regularly advises and acts in all types of private law children case, including:

  • Child arrangements, including residence and contact
  • Internal and external relocation
  • Change of school
  • Change of name
  • Fact-finding hearings

George regularly advised and acts in all aspects of international and internal child abduction, including:

  • applications for summary return pursuant to the 1980 Hague Convention
  • applications pursuant to the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court
  • Wardship
  • location orders
  • injunctive relief

George is available to conduct private FDRs.

Reputation & Awards

Excellent with all technical issues and his calm demeanour and assured submissions make him a powerful advocate. He has gravitas in the courtroom

Chambers & Partners, 2024

“Very responsive and communicative, he reads and prepares thoroughly, and has a clear idea of the case and the goals he wishes to achieve. He has gravitas in the courtroom.”
– Chambers & Partners, 2024

“His seemingly mild and polite countenance conceals an extremely quick mind and tactical nature.”…“George is excellent with all technical issues and his calm demeanour and assured submissions make him a powerful advocate.”
– Chambers & Partners, 2024

“George Gordon is very calm, measured and easy on the ear as an advocate. His well judged submissions are calm and incisive – he could make anything sound thoroughly reasonable.”
– Chambers & Partners, 2023

“George is an excellent barrister. He makes clients feel at ease and explains things to them clearly and concisely in a way they can understand. He’s a go-to for financial work and is highly recommended.”
– Chambers & Partners, 2023

“George Gordon has a real eye for the detail and a calm approach that inspires confidence.” “He is calming, personable, understanding and reassuring with clients.” “He is technically minded but has the ability to put that knowledge into practical, commercial outcomes.”
– Chambers & Partners, 2022

Awards and Scholarships

  • Queen Mother’s Scholarship (Middle Temple, GDL year)
  • Benefactors Scholarship (Middle Temple, BVC year)
  • Access to Justice Foundation Student Prize
  • Inter-Law Schools Advocacy Competition


  • Sevenoaks School (Pipemakers’ Scholar)
  • University College London (B.Sc Psychology)
  • City University (GDL)
  • BPP Law School (Bar Vocational Course)

Professional Memberships

Family Law Bar Association

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