George Charles Patros
Year of call: 2009
George is highly regarded for his analytical and negotiating skills, client care and effective communication having worked at an International magic circle firm and barristers chambers in the Strand.
He has a particular passion for mediation and is an “Elite Mediator” ranked 6th in the national mediator database and has received excellent feedback from both clients and his peers.
George has appeared regularly in the High Court, County Court, and the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) having a broad experience in property but with a particular emphasis on landlord and tenant matters and is happy to be instructed on a direct access basis.
Landlord and Tenant
George acts for a diverse range of clients ranging from individuals to plc’s on various issues including forfeiture, nuisance, trespass, breach of covenant, terminal dilapidations, rent review and also, opposed and unopposed lease renewal pursuant to Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
George has undertaken matters relating to landlord and tenant disputes in the High Court, County Court and the First-Tier Tribunal. These included a three-day hearing in the First-Tier Tribunal on behalf of a tenant seeking a determination that the repair of the windows was an obligation of the landlord.
He acts for landlords and tenants in Party Wall Act 1996 disputes and also, disrepair, nuisance, service charge disputes and claims relating to the composition of long leases and applications made pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Acts 1985 and 1987.
George regularly acted in co-ownership disputes involving constructive trusts and Trusts of Land and appointment of Trustees Act 1996. Additionally, claims involving trespass, adverse possession, boundary disputes, easements and injunctive relief.
He also advises and has acted in claims in which the Claimant sought rectification of the register of title at HM Land Registry under Schedule 4 of the Land Registration Act 2002 also cases involving fraudulent title claims.
George has particular expertise in the field of real property, landlord and tenant (residential & commercial), trusts, private client and also, construction/building disputes. His interest in property commenced following undertaking a surveying degree and was ranked First at his University being awarded the National Estates Gazette Prize. He previously worked for a leading international surveying firm (prior to reading law) and also at a leading magic circle firm specialising in property/property finance litigation.
This background has assisted enabled him in developing extensive mediation experience in often challenging property negotiations ranging from two participants to multi-jurisdictional property disputes with up to twenty participants al all litigation stages.
“My client and I instructed George to act as mediator in a construction dispute between a homeowner and builder. The builder was acting as a litigant in person, which created various difficulties throughout the case, and was a concern as we approached mediation. However, George managed the litigant in person excellently, and recognised early on the appropriate approach needed with him in terms of how much pressure to apply, and managed to assist us in seeing through the mediation to a successful settlement by the end of the day. George was focussed throughout, well prepared, and his expertise both as a barrister, and a former surveyor, were perfect for this type of case. He was professional and approachable throughout the day, and I would not hesitate to use him again in the future.” November 2015 – Stephensons Solicitors LLP
“George Patros was extremely effective. He displayed a combination of legal knowledge with sensitive reactions and demeanour.
If I was to need Mediation again, I would not hesitate in choosing Mr Patros.” January 2016 – Portcullis Property Lawyers
“As a mediator I found you calm, measured, objective and precise to the point”. March 2016 – Eastwest Cargo Services Ltd
“Very good and helpful”. March 2016 – BHW Solicitors
“Excellent”. March 2016 – Abbotsley Ltd
“I would definitely consider using Mr Patros again he was superb in sometimes difficult circumstances and was a great asset to assisting in the resolution of this dispute”. April 2016 – Biscoes Law
“An informative and clear mediation experience. George provided all the support required to both parties. A very positive experience”. June 2016 – CSB Solicitors
“Although we didn’t get a resolution, I am more than happy that George did all he could and got as near as anyone could have. He put our minds at ease with what was happening and was very knowledgeable and obviously experienced, which was really reassuring. He was excellent.” July 2016
“We were very grateful for your calm, measured and, above all, equitable approach to the mediation which inspired client confidence that the mediation would be conducted fairly; this was a significant factor in a final agreement being reached shortly after the official mediation concluded.”- July 2016 – Dr G Burke
“Very helpful mediator, who genuinely was interested in achieving a settlement.” July 2016 – Glanvilles
“Very measured. Ensured the mediation was conducted at a good pace”. November 2016 – Willans LLP
“The professional approach exhibited made a terrible experience much easier to bear. The case could not have settled without the mediators skill and effort”. November 2016 – Field Fisher Solicitors
“We must say we were very fortunate to have such an experienced and professional mediator as George Patros. He was very smartly presented and had great presence.
He was very focused throughout the proceedings. His style of mediation was very friendly, relaxed and calm which made us feel comfortable and at ease to get all our points out for discussion.
He managed to maintain firm control of the process keeping things on track without making us feel pressured.
George listened very carefully and he was very clear and articulate whilst always remaining objective and impartial with a smile!
We all would be extremely happy to use the services of George Patros as a mediator again and would be happy to recommend him to our family and friends.
Generally a good experience with a positive outcome.” November 2016
“We just wished to offer a HUGE thank you for all your hard work yesterday, what a day! We are sure without it we would not now have closure. Once again thank you.” January 2017
“Excellent mediator! Would recommend to any party” March 2017
“George was very helpful, personable, clearly experienced and was instrumental in achieving a resolution. Very highly recommended” Brethertons, March 2017
“Very good. does not rush in, appreciated the issues, and took time to find areas of agreement. worked hard to achieve the settlement” Willans, March 2017
“We are pleased that you were appointed as the mediator for Friday albeit very last minute. Your logical input and efforts are much appreciated” Duncan Lewis, April 2017
“George is an excellent mediator whose services I would not hesitate to recommend. His knowledge of the constructions industry is invaluable and a real asset in mediating disputes of this type” Anthony Gold Solicitors, April 2017
“The mediator was personable and performed well. I would recommend him and use him again.” Taylor Wimpey, May 2017
“George is one of the most able mediators I have worked with so far. He made very constructive suggestions about how to present a second offer to the other party, which helped us very much to reach settlement. I would certainly use George again.” Rix and Kay, May 2017
“Extremely happy with George’s approach. He was able to keep negotiations going when it seemed on at least two occasions the only option was to end the mediation. I have no hesitation in recommending George as a Mediator and would certainly appoint him again.” Belvederes, July 2017
“I would certainly recommend Mr Patros again. He quickly moved matters forward, was very pragmatic and came up with a variety of possible solutions, thinking outside the box. His communication and client care skills were excellent” Invictus Chambers, September 2017
“I was hugely impressed with George as a mediator. He had prepared thoroughly, and throughout the day proposed sensible and constructive solutions to help the parties move towards settlement. He also showed enormous skill, patience and professionalism in dealing with a very difficult lay client, and a fractious situation. I would absolutely recommend George’s services, and use him in a future mediation – I though he was superb in all respects.” Barrister @ Ten Old Square, November 2017
“I felt he did an excellent job in steering us through the process..This case was a complex one…I was impressed with the breadth of George’s knowledge…which was invaluable…George had an excellent manner…calm, polite, reassuring and clear…I am grateful for George’s help in reaching that compromise..” – Barrister @ Garden Court Chambers, November 2017
“George Patros was both calm and objective, but also sensitive to the needs of both parties. His style of mediation was friendly and relaxed which put us at ease to feel comfortable to get our points out for discussion. George was an excellent mediator and we would not hesitate to recommend him and use him again.” – James Stedman, Litigant in Person – January 2018
“Mr Patros was not my client’s first choice, mainly because I had no professional experience of Mr Patros, and have in the past attempted to employ mediators that I have had experienced of (simply because I am of the view that in most cases, it is in the parties’ interest to settle early, and with a good mediator, this is very much achievable). However, on the strength of Mr Patros’ performance at the mediation yesterday, Mr Patros will most certainly be one of my preferred mediators in future mediations – and that is the biggest compliment I can pay to Mr Patros. Thank you.” – Cato Solicitors, April 2018
“Mr Patros was enormously helpful in dealing with our case, where we had to deal with a stubborn and controlling lay Claimant. Mr Patros put everyone at their ease and had a very pleasant and approachable manner. He was very helpful at all stages and skilfully steered the parties towards a settlement. I could not rate him too highly and would certainly recommend him to others” – Downs Solicitors, May 2018
“I would recommend George to anyone I know he is a very nice man and he knew exactly what was needed” LIP, May 2018
“This was a matter that I thought would not be settled at mediation, but did” Cato Solicitors. June 2018
“Mr Patros was excellent, everything we need of a mediator and more. A very calm and re-assuring manner” TM Law, June 2018
“He is an excellent mediator” LIP, October 2018
“I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am for your efforts yesterday in being able to facilitate a resolution.” LIP, November 2018
“We were generally very happy with the process on the day”, December 2018
“All very good and personable”. January 2019
“George was a pleasure to work with”. March 2019
“The mediator was brilliant. Polite, firm and professional”. Summerfield Brown Solicitors July 2019
“My mediator Mr George Patros was absolutely wonderful and made my first mediation a very pleasurable and educational experience”. Actons solicitors September 2019
“George had a good grasp on the issues in dispute….injected a good degree of common sense…without his assistance, an doubtful it would have settled..”. DFA Law. October 2019
“George was brilliant, kind and very empathetic”. Josiah Hinks solicitors December 2019
“Brilliant”. LIP January 2020
“Excellent”. February 2020
“Was very impressed by George Patros and will definitely keep him in mind for future mediations”. IBB Law May 2020
“The service you gave me was first class. I would not hesitate to recommend your good self to anyone who may approach me for a recommendation…..5 star service”. Russell Clayton solicitors July 2020
“Mr Patros went over and beyond in his preparation for the mediation process. His approach to mediation and knowledge helped the parties navigate through both the emotional and complex legal issues, which ultimately assisted the parties in reaching an agreement of compromise”. Q S Davidsons solicitors August 2020
“We were extremely happy with George Patros….We do not feel that he could have been any better prepared and his input was second to none…” Rotheras solicitors September 2020
“Mediated a settlement beautifully in a case that I genuinely thought was not going to reach an agreement.. All down to George”. Imran Mahmood Counsel September 2020
“Brilliant absolutely brilliant”. Nigel Frost Keystone Law October 2020
“Very professional. He knows how to get a settlement. Thank you”. Action Coach November 2020
- BSc (Hons) Land Administration (Surveying)
- LLB (Hons) & LLM (with Merit) (UCL)
- Called to the Bar 2009 (Middle Temple)
- Accredited CMC Mediator 2015
- Estates Gazette Prize for ‘Most Outstanding Final Year Student’
- Winner of University mooting competition
- Property Bar Association
- Chancery Bar Association
- Professional Negligence Bar Association
- Public Access Bar Association
- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
- Member of Middle Temple
- Civil Mediation Council
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