Jincy George and Gregory Cave

A Manchester law firm has ramped up its operations by bringing in two new senior associates to join its Business Interruption department in response to a recent surge in successful cases.

Barings Law, renowned for its expertise in navigating complex legal matters, has strengthened its team with the addition of two experienced legal professionals to continue the fight for justice on behalf of businesses impacted by the pandemic.

Jincy George, a former senior associate at a magic circle firm, has welcomed the move to Barings Law.

With 22 years of legal experience, Mrs George is a dual qualified solicitor who has previously worked as a corporate lawyer in Mumbai for 2 years before re-qualifying in the UK.


She specialised in commercial and personal injury law and later focused on commercial, financial, and property litigation working with prestigious firms.

Speaking about the move, she said: “I’m delighted to join such a forward-thinking and ambitious law firm which has really made its mark as a leader in the North-West.

“Our Managing Director is exceptionally skilled and insightful, truly an eagle-eyed wizard in our field and working alongside him and the rest of the executive team has been a pleasurable experience.

“I am eagerly looking forward to many more years of collaboration and growth together.

“COVID-19 marked a global transformation, leaving numerous businesses grappling with unprecedented challenges beyond their control. I’m deeply committed to assisting these individuals.”

Joining her is Gregory Cave who has almost 20 years of experience as a solicitor, 12 of those as a partner at Keoghs.

Previously he managed a caseload of pre-litigated and litigated across numerous claim types including motor, personal injury and vehicle-related loss while also maintaining a client account management role.

Now Mr Cave aims to leverage his experience to provide expert guidance and support to clients.

‘’I aim to use my experience of claims handling, quality processes, client care and service delivery to add value to the Business Interruption team.

“I have extensive experience of dealing with insurers and of managing insurance claims within a legal service setting, and so this will help me to ensure that the team is performing as efficiently as possible whilst achieving technical excellence and, most importantly, justice and help for our clients,’’ he said.

After the commercial court proceedings earlier this year, more businesses are now entitled to pursue unpaid business interruption claims for their COVID-19 losses.

Previously, Barings Law won a key ruling against insurers on behalf of six businesses and later filed more than 70 cases with the court, most involving multiple claimants.

In a recent accolade, the firm was recognised among the nation’s leading law firms for cases filed in the high court during 2023.

Data revealed by Solomonic showed that Barings Law secured the top position among firms representing claimants and ranked third overall, with a total of 144 cases filed.

As a lot of businesses faced stringent government restrictions and closure following the impact of the pandemic, the firm’s stance on securing justice for these individuals remains robust.

Barings Law’s Managing Director, Craig Cooper, commented: “We are thrilled to welcome Jincy and Gregory to the team. Their wealth of experience and dedication to pursuing justice align perfectly with our values.

“It marks a significant step forward in our mission to secure justice for those affected by the pandemic. Their expertise will greatly enhance our ability to advocate on behalf of claimants and ensure they receive the compensation they rightfully deserve.”