Francis George Solicitor-Advocate founder joins Federation of Small Businesses panel

By Anita Jaynes on 26 November, 2015

Francis George, founder of Francis George Solicitor-Advocate, one of Swindon’s leading law firms, has joined the panel of the Somerset & Wiltshire branch of the Federation of Small Businesses as a legal advisor.

Bringing many years’ experience in the legal profession, Francis will advise small businesses and start-ups on issues such as leases, contract law and commercial relationships.

The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK’s largest pressure group campaigning for the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it has around 200,000 members across 33 regions and 188 branches.

Francis said: “It’s an honour to be offered a position with the Federation of Small Businesses. The work it does throughout the country is fantastic and it’s a proven asset for many businesses. Working with small businesses and helping them develop has always been a passion of mine. This made it very easy to say yes to this to this role.”

Francis founded Francis George Solicitor-Advocate in 2007. The firm specialises in litigation, pre-litigation and non-contentious work including conveyancing, commercial contracts and probate and wills. It provides pragmatic and practical legal advice to clients across the UK.

Francis gained his higher rights qualification following experience in civil and family law litigation. A member of the Law Society’s Expert Family Panel and a member of Resolution, a group of family lawyers, Francis supports clients in a friendly, non-confrontational way.

As a Higher Rights Advocacy, Francis George Solicitor-Advocate gives clients the equivalent service to that of a barrister. Advising from the start of a case to the finish, the firm’s team works with a range of bodies, from the Small Claims Court to the House of Lords.

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Pictured above: Francis George