George was admitted as a solicitor in Queensland in 1976. He completed his legal training at Feez Ruthning (now Allens), one of Queensland's major law firms. He has been a solicitor in private practice for over 30 years.
He was a member of the Queensland Law Society's disciplinary tribunal for many years, is a senior counsellor of the Queensland Law Society and served as a Law Reform Commissioner in Fiji. He is a qualified mediator and arbitrator (click link for further information), and continues to work in these areas. He has taught and presented papers on mediation and ethics at a tertiary level in Australia and overseas and is an adjunct Professor of Law at USQ and Murdoch University.
Community and public administration positions held include member of the Australian Tax Practitioners Board, chair of the University of Southern Queensland Council Governance Committee and treasurer of the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland. He was a board member of Lifeline for 17 years and President of the Queensland Law Society in 1992/93.
George practises with the goal of providing legal support for families and their businesses, including succession and estate planning, commercial and corporate services and governance and structure advice.
James has a Juris Doctor degree in law from the University of Queensland and was admitted as a solicitor in 2007. He also has degrees in biomedical sciences and physiology. He received his legal training while working at a mid-tier firm in Brisbane City and in rural Queensland, and has worked at Fox & Company Lawyers (and its predecessor firm Fox Bradfield Lawyers) since his admission. James is experienced in tailoring estate plans for clients; assisting executors in the administration of deceased estates; providing advice on asset protection strategies as well as advising on a range of property and commercial matters. He is also experienced in handling dispute resolution and litigation in the areas of deceased estates, revenue and tax, planning and environment, insolvency and general commercial.
Doug’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, dispute resolution and insolvency.
Doug has been involved in commercial litigation since he was a graduate, where he worked with a leading commercial litigation and disputes specialist firm with offices in Brisbane and Sydney.
Before joining Fox & Company Lawyers, Doug was an associate director at a boutique practice in the Brisbane CBD, where he was responsible for handling the firm’s commercial litigation and insolvency matters. Prior to that, he worked in the commercial disputes group at an international law firm with offices in Australia, the United States, Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East.
Doug has significant experience in:
- Contractual and corporate disputes
- Insurance disputes
- Property disputes
- Directors’ and officers’ liability
- Corporate fraud and asset recovery
- Professional negligence claims
- Body corporate disputes
- Intellectual property and franchising
- Debt recovery