Dr George Beaton

  • Dr George Beaton

Senior Fellow



Dr George Beaton has held senior academic positions in the medical, business and law faculties of The University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and The University of Melbourne. He is currently a Senior Fellow in the Melbourne Law School.

George is a leading independent authority on professional services industries and their firms. His research interests are two-fold. He is the recognised authority on the imperative for law firms to remake their business models, on the subject of which he wrote NewLaw New Rules in 2013 and co-authored with Dr Imme Kaschner (JD, Melbourne) Remaking Law Firms – Why and How published by the American Bar Association in 2016.

George also writes about the relevance of professionalism in a world that is rapidly digitising the way professional services are delivered. In 2015 he contributed a chapter on this subject in the Professional Standards Councils 21st anniversary publication.

George is Executive Chairman of Beaton Research + Consulting and Executive Director of FirmChecker.