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 regarded as 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 which will be published by the American Bar Association in early 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 a partner in Beaton Capital and Chairman of Beaton Research + Consulting where he consults to professional services firms in Australia, Asia, the UK and North America.