Charles George


Charles George is a contentious probate specialist at Nottingham based law firm Rothera Sharp. Charles can provide expert advice on a wide range of issues involving disputes arising out of the provisions under wills, the administration of estates and trusts. He advises both executors and trustees in relation to wills and trusts disputes and beneficiaries about the validity of wills and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, as well as challenges to those acting as executors and trustees. Charles also has significant experience advising about claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.

Charles has been responsible for risk and compliance for many years and within that role recognises the need to deal constructively with, in particular, clients’ concerns and complaints about the handling of their cases.

Qualifications & Experience

Charles George has over 15 years’ experience as a contentious probate solicitor and before then for a similar period was a specialist in personal injury claimant work. Charles obtained his degree in Law from Leeds University in 1980 before attending the College of Law in Guildford between 1980 and 1981. Charles trained at Park Woodfine & Co in 1981 and qualified in 1983. He joined German & Soar in 1988 and became a partner in 2001, the same year they merged with Rothera Dowson (which amalgamated with Sharp Young and Pearce in 2016 to become Rothera Sharp). Charles is also a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

Office Base

The Lace Market


Ann Grice

Positions Held

Director of C J George Ltd
Risk and Compliance Partner at Rothera Sharp
Deputy Registrar of the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham

Areas of Specialism

Risk and Compliance


Watching sport especially cricket
Contemporary progressive music
Good wine
Reading modern literature
Derby County FC
Ellerslie CC


Member of Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)

Charles George - Rothera Sharp Solicitors Nottingham

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  • "Absolutely fantastic service. I found I was taken care of and could trust Charles's decisions. I was always kept up to date. If I ever have another issue in the future I shall be returning back to Rothera Sharp. All staff I have had contact with have been helpful and responsive. I'm so grateful and pleased with the outcome of my case. Thank you ever so much Rothera Sharp."

    Lauren Balmer

  • "Thank you for your ongoing work for me, your support, and your kindness. You made me feel like I was not just a client."

    Tracey Jackson

  • "I cannot thank Rothera Dowson enough, when I wanted to give up they encouraged me not to give up. Mr George was excellent. I thank God for the service I received."

    Maria Castor, Nottingham, 2016

  • "Your detailed expert analysis of the case papers gave me the confidence to pursue my claim...I will certainly be seeking your services in the future and will be recommending you and your practice to friends and family."

    Karl Barrow, Derby, October 2014

  • "Thank you so much for your kindness, support, advice, superb eye for detail and professionalism throughout."

    Miss Somai Man, Derby, 2014

  • "Many thanks for all your help in the handling and the bringing of my claim to a successful conclusion. I am extremely pleased with the advice and service supplied by Rothera Dowson and Charlie George."

    Steve Mullan, Nottingham, 2012

  • "I approached Charles George on the basis of a recommendation. The recommendation proved to be spot on. I found Charles to be very sincere, approachable and understanding of the situation and he provided clear and objective advice regarding the potential options and risks. I could not have envisaged such a satisfactory outcome. I would recommend Charles to anyone without reservation."

    Robert Aldread, Nottinghamshire, 2012