Elizabeth George is a partner and Head of Pattinson & Brewer’s Employment Department and based in our London office.
A recognised expert in employment and discrimination work, she is recommended in Legal 500 as being “experienced, sensitive, knowledgeable and clear”.
Working as a solicitor before qualifying as a barrister at leading employment set, Cloisters, Elizabeth has litigated tirelessly on behalf of employees and has achieved considerable success.
She was “Times Lawyer of the Week” after securing a win against the MOD. In 2015 her work secured the prestigious “Employment Team of the Year” at the 2015 Lawyer Awards.
She acted for Zahera Gabriel-Abraham against International Sports Retailer, Sports Direct and has been at the forefront of litigation, training and campaign work to highlight the abuse of zero hours contracts and all other forms of insecure working.
Elizabeth has a long-standing commitment to achieving a fairer and more equal workplace for women and secured a rare public win for solicitor, Katie Tantum, in pregnancy discrimination proceedings brought against City law firm, Travers Smith Braithwaite.
Cutting her teeth in the law centre movement and presently, a Trustee on the Board of Trustees at Lambeth Law Centre, Elizabeth is a vocal advocate for greater access to justice and affordable high quality advice and representation to those who need it most.
Elizabeth’s mum was a nurse and trade union Branch Secretary. Elizabeth is proud to have inherited her mum’s fighting spirit and equally proud of her department’s unswerving commitment to trade unions and their members for the past 120 years.
Elizabeth has a comprehensive knowledge of employment law and practice, conducts her own advocacy (when there is time) and is an experienced trainer and speaker.
She is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, the Discrimination Law Association and the Industrial Law Society.
Her cases have been reported in every National Newspaper and she is frequently asked to comment on employment and discrimination issues, as well as appearing on various BBC and Channel 4 news programmes and documentaries.
Elizabeth is currently instructed by several hundred staff bringing an equal pay claim against international retailer Next.