Forget Gravity, she's got gravitas: George Clooney's new female friend is British barrister Amal Alamuddin | Mail Online

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 17:26 EST, 28 October 2013 | UPDATED: 17:26 EST, 28 October 2013

He was recently spotted out with a mystery lady, sending the rumour mill into overdrive.

But Hollywood bachelor George Clooney was clearly looking for a companion who did more than just look the part.

The dapper actor, 52, enjoyed a civilised dinner at Berners Tavern with acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin, we can reveal.

Who's that girl? George Clooney left Berners Tavern with a mystery woman in London on Thursday

Lady in red: Amal was seen dining with George in a very exclusive London restaurant

The brunette beauty specialises in international law, human rights, extradition and criminal law. Interestingly, she is currently representing Julian Assange, head of Wikileaks, in his extradition proceedings with Sweden.

She has also been appointed an advisor to Kofi Annan - something which George is sure to have found interesting.

Something he also would have found compelling was the fact she was named the hottest UK barrister in an online poll.

Suited up: George looked dapper in a dark suit and navy blue shirt as he left the restaurant while his companion wore a red dress and grey coat

Happy and relaxed: George and the brunette appeared to be amused at the attention they were getting

Proving her qualifications for the title, she wore a red dress, long grey coat, bright red lipstick and glittery silver boots for her meal at the upmarket eatery.

George's date - whether paltonic or romantic - came weeks after he was rumoured to have rekindled his romance with old flame Monika Jakisic.

The actor and the Croatian model were reported to have enjoyed an on-off relationship since 2004 and apparently began dating again last month.

Single and mingling: George's date came after he was rumoured to have rekindled his romance with old flame Monika Jakisic

They were first spotted flirting at London nightclub LouLou’s in May, when Clooney was still with former wrestler Keibler.

A source claimed: ‘They danced and held hands. He’s been calling and texting Monika ever since.’

At the time, Clooney insisted the story was false. He said: ‘The story is made up. I wasn’t holding anybody’s hand.’

An American magazine then claimed the couple spent the night at Clooney’s mansion on September 25 after meeting up again in Los Angeles.

‘They spent hours talking, and have an incredible connection,’ an insider said.

Stripping off: George Clooney's rumoured new squeeze Monika Jakisic has posed for some racy photos

So that's what he sees in her: The model, known as the Croatian Sensation, showed off her toned body

Despite the rumoured romance, George has been going solo while promoting his latest movie Gravity with Sandra Bullock.

Earlier this week neither star took a date to the New York premiere of the film.

Meanwhile Stacy also appears to have moved on and is believed to be dating Jared Pobre, who she recently shared a photo of herself with at dinner in Paris.

Former flame: George and Stacy Keibler, who he is pictured with at The Oscars in February, broke up in July

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