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Ian George

Admission date as a Barrister: 6 May 1983





Leaving Certificate


Land & Engineering Survey Drafting Certificate, Sydney Technical College


Bachelor of Building, University of NSW


Barrister’s Admission Board

Foundation Member and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Arbitrators.
Fellow of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia.



Construction experience

Water Board, Land and Engineering Survey Draftsman 1962 -1970

Civil & Civic Project and Site Engineer 1970- 1974

Ralph M. Parsons Project Engineer 1974- 1975

Ian Turner & Partners, Project Engineer 1975 -1976

Dept. of Health, Project Director, Sydney Hospital Redevelopment
St. Vincent’s Hospital redevelopment 1976- 1983



Legal Practice areas and experience.

I am a practicing Barrister in my 38th year of admission; my practice is primarily in the areas of Commercial litigation particularly matters involving Construction and Engineering Disputes to $100m, Arbitration as Counsel and Arbitrator and multiple Mediations both as Mediator and participating Counsel
with some crime to Supreme Court level.

During this time I also spent 3 years [1996-1999] as an Acting District Court Judge where I had control of the Building List for considerable periods of time and conduct of the Motions list.

I was also a part time Member of the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal sitting primarily on Residential Construction disputes. While on the Tribunal I gained considerable experience with litigants in person.




Judge District Court 1996-1997
Judge District Court 1997-1998 (Re-appointed)
Judge District Court 1998-1999 (Re-appointed)

Member, Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal
[Part Time] March 2002 to 31 December 2005

Arbitrator District Court [January 2003 – December 2004] Arbitrator Local Court [January – December 2003]

Arbitrator approved by the NSW Bar Association

Expert Determiner approved by the NSW Bar Association

Probity Auditor, Leighton Contractors, 2 July 2004 and continuing.

Probity Advisor, Ventia

Sydney City Council Panel Barrister.