Georgina specialises in professional discipline, inquests and inquiries and crime.
Georgina is recognised by the Legal 500 as a Leading Junior in Inquests and Inquiries. She has been appointed by the Attorney General as Junior Counsel to the Crown due to her specialism in this arena and is currently instructed by the Cabinet Office in the UK Covid-19 Inquiry.
In her professional disciplinary work, Georgina sits as a Legally Qualified Chair for the Health and Care Professions Council. Georgina prosecutes on behalf of the General Medical Council and represents various professionals before their regulators.
In her criminal practice, Georgina prosecutes and defends in serious violence, drugs and sexual offences.
Georgina is an outstanding advocate and is well known for her personable nature, attention to detail and ability to advise clients regarding complex issues.
Georgina delivers training to solicitors in all aspects of her expertise.
Georgina is vastly experienced in professional disciplinary and regulatory work. Georgina sits as a Legally Qualified Chair for the Health and Care Professions Council’s Investigation Committee.
Georgina’s practice encompasses:
Prosecuted a world renowned consultant cardiologist in relation to sexually motivated misconduct towards a junior doctor. The doctor was suspended for 6 months.
Represented a senior Pharmacist in a 3 weeks fitness to practise hearing. Mr RV originally faced over 50 allegations relating to prescription errors, controlled drug errors and dishonesty spanning 4 pharmacies. A successful submission of no case to answer was made in relation to half of these allegations. All dishonesty charges were dismissed and only 6 minor allegations were found proved.
Represented the GMC in fitness to practise proceedings where the Doctor had physically assaulted members of the public and police officers whilst under the influence of alcohol.
Represented the GMC in a hearing where the Doctor was found to have sexually assaulted two female colleagues.
Represented this ‘O licence’ company before the Traffic Commissioner who determined no further action needed to be taken given that changes had been made and moving forward they were compliant.
Represented a child minder before Ofsted who faced a series of allegations after an Ofsted inspection.
Represented a counselor who faced allegations of patient care failures, involved questioning of a vulnerable complainant.
Represented a social worker who faced allegations of failing to report sexual allegations. A small proportion of allegations were found proved. The Panel found that these failures were due to a severe lack of resources and staffing issues. A caution order was imposed for 12 months.
Represented an individual facing breaches in relation to food safety at his restaurant.
Successfully represented a teacher in front of his regulatory body. Persuaded the Panel to set aside a prohibition order, allowing the teacher to return to teaching after a 5 year period. Advised on the need of a psychiatric report after considering medical evidence.
Successfully represented the NMC. Allegations found proved against senior nurse who physically and verbally abused an elderly care home Resident who had severe learning difficulties. The Conduct and Competence Committee found impairment and that his actions were incompatible with remaining on the Register, thus Nurse D was struck off.
Georgina is recognised by the Legal 500 as a Leading Junior in Inquests and Inquiries.
Georgina is currently instructed by the Cabinet Office in the UK Covid-19 Inquiry.
In February 2021, Georgina was appointed by the Attorney General as Junior Counsel to the Crown due to her specialism in this arena. She has extensive experience acting for various medical and care organisations, corporations, governmental bodies and individual interested parties in inquests both with and without juries.
Her recent cases involve deaths in state detention (regularly instructed on behalf of the Ministry of Justice), care institutions and due to complex vehicle collisions. Georgina has a wealth of experience in dealing with care home and medical deaths due to her strong medical regulatory practise.
Georgina has delivered various training workshops to organisations in order to assist them to prepare and deal with inquests effectively.
Acting on behalf of the care home. Complex medical evidence examined from various experts in relation to how fractures were sustained which were contributory to SW’s death.
Acting on behalf of the care home where SM was found to have choked on food. No criticisms of the home were made as the deceased was found not to be a ‘choking risk’ after careful questioning of several medical experts on the issue of causation.
Instructed to represent the driver of a van where the trailer became detached and collided with the deceased. Involves instruction of experts as to technical aspects of compatibility of the trailer and vehicle.
Instructed by insurers for an individual driver. Involved complex vehicle engineering reports.
Instructed by Merseyside Fire Service on behalf of their driver, in relation to the death of a motorcyclist. No criticisms were made of his actions.
Instructed by the Royal College of Nursing in 4 week inquest, in relation to the death of an informal mental health patient in an acute ward. Represented Nurse SL where the issue was the standard of care provided to the deceased by both the ward and the Police. No criticisms were made of Nurse SL’s actions.
Georgina is a CPS Level 3 Prosecutor and has particular experience of cross-examination of young children and medical experts. She defends and prosecutors in all matters.
Georgina also has established significant expertise on disclosure issues. She advised the National Crime Agency as Independent Counsel, regarding their disclosure regime relating to the single largest investigation into child sexual exploitation – Operation Stovewood. For many years, Georgina was also instructed counsel on the Disclosure team for the Hillsborough Disaster Criminal Prosecution.
Disclosure Junior in a murder trial of a baby by mother and mother’s partner.
Led junior counsel prosecuting 15 members of an Organised Crime Group who were convicted of conspiracy to supply Class A and Class B drugs. They were convicted in respect of the supply of an estimated £1.5million of drugs from Liverpool to Cleveland and other areas.
Instructed counsel on the Disclosure team for the Criminal Prosecutions in 2021.
Defended in causing death by careless driving. Considered expert evidence regarding conspicuity. Defendant pleaded guilty and received a non-custodial sentence.
Successful Prosecution as led junior in a multi handed drugs and fraud conspiracy involving selling psychoactive substances on the ‘dark web’. All 4 Defendants received custodial sentences.
Defended a Nurse who faced 4 counts of sexual assault in relation to 4 separate complainants whilst working at Leeds Festival. The Defendant was acquitted by jury of all charges.
Defended in case of neglect of a person who lacks capacity. Dealt with extensive and complex medical records.
Successfully defended a man of good character charged with rape and assault by penetration. The trial featured complex forensic evidence and tracking of the Defendant’s movements via GPRS and cell site activity.
Successfully defended a man of good character charged with sexual assault and multiple assault charges arising out of an incident in a nightclub. Acquitted of all charges by jury.
Defendant charged with causing death by careless driving. Advised on obtaining evidence from pathologist regarding causation and a collision analyst regarding the circumstances of the collision. Trial to be heard 2018.
Successfully defended man charged with taking drugs into prison. Defence of duress. Psychiatric evidence obtained to explore the Defendant’s mental wellbeing. The Crown offered no evidence once this was served.
Successfully defended two men of good character charged with affray and possession of a bladed article. Successful abuse of process argument in relation to non-disclosure of CCTV evidence. Indictment stayed on all counts against both defendants.
Successfully defended a man of good character charged with multiple offences of indecent assault with a child under 13. Acquitted of all charges.
Disclosure junior in multi handed murder trial, involving multiple sensitive disclosure issues. All 5 Defendants were convicted.
Successfully defended man charged with robbery. Acquitted of all charges.
Successfully defended man charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. Acquitted of all charges.
Recommended in the Legal 500 2024 for Inquests and Inquiries
Recommended in the Legal 500 2023 for Inquests and Inquiries