Georgina Goring is a persuasive jury and professional tribunal advocate who has developed a successful practice in criminal, professional disciplinary and regulatory cases. She is also regularly instructed to appear in inquests.

She was previously employed in the regulatory sector (GMC) and therefore has an established understanding of a variety of professional regulatory frameworks.

Georgina is well known for her personable nature, attention to detail and her ability to manage and advise clients in relation to complex issues.

Georgina represents a wide range of individuals and regulatory bodies. She is a member of Chambers’ GMC Team.

Georgina has an established understanding of professional regulation having represented the Nursing and Midwifery Council at a variety of Fitness to Practise hearings during a secondment. Prior to joining the Bar she worked within the General Medical Council’s in house legal team.

Georgina is experienced in representing companies facing allegations of regulatory breaches in relation to food safety and environmental issues.

Georgina was a junior in a conspiracy to defraud the Traffic Commissioner trial. This case improved Georgina’s knowledge of Transport Law and the role of the Traffic Commissioner. Georgina accepts instructions in all aspects of Transport Law including public inquiries.

Notable Cases

  • BACP v EF [2017]

    Represented a counselor who faced allegations of patient care failures, involved questioning of a vulnerable complainant.

  • HCPC v PN [2017]

    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.

  • South Kesteven District Council v SR [2017]

    Represented an individual facing breaches in relation to food safety at his restaurant.

  • National College for Teaching & Leadership v AM [2016]

    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.

  • NMC v PJD [2016]

    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.

  • NMC v AWH [2015]

    Successfully represented the NMC. 15 allegations found proved in relation to substantial midwifery failures regarding high risk patients. The Panel found that numerous mothers and babies were placed at a significant risk of harm as a consequence of Midwife H’s failures. Dealt with evidence surrounding cardiotocography traces and partograms.

  • NMC v MOA [2015]

    Successfully represented the NMC. The Registrant was struck off due to dishonestly misusing Trust property, costing the Trust over £3,000.

  • NMC v CI [2015]

    Successfully represented the NMC in a 12 day hearing involving allegations of clinical incompetency and dishonesty. Handled complex evidence regarding the technicalities of administering opioid based medication whilst the Registrant worked as a specialised palliative care nurse. The Panel found the Registrant’s fitness to practise impaired and imposed an 8 month suspension order.

  • NMC v CT [2015]

    Successfully represented the NMC. Over 10 charges found proved relating to serious failures to provide adequate care to various service users at a home for vulnerable adults where the Registrant was the manager. The Panel imposed a striking off order.

Georgina is instructed both by individual interested parties and companies/organisations in a variety of inquests. She has a thorough understanding of coronial law and has previously assisted Paul Greaney QC research the changes stemming from the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 for a lecture delivered to other professionals.

Notable Cases

  • Inquest touching the death of RQ [2018]

    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.

  • Inquest touching the death of TK [2017]

    Instructed by insurers for an individual driver. Involved complex vehicle engineering reports.

  • Inquest touching the death of KT [2017]

    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.

  • Inquest touching the death of CC [2016]

    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 currently instructed counsel on the Disclosure team for the Hillsborough Criminal Prosecution.

Georgina is regularly instructed to prosecute and defend in the Crown Court, Youth Court and Magistrates’ Court in a wide range of offences including violence, sexual offences, dishonesty, drugs and driving offences. She is a CPS Level 2 Prosecutor.

Georgina deals well with both young and vulnerable defendants and witnesses.

Notable Cases

  • R v MT [2018]

    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.

  • R v JH [2018]

    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.

     

  • R v CR [2018]

    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.

  • R v KB [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.

  • R v YA & PS [2017]

    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.

  • R v WP [2017]

    Successfully defended a man of good character charged with multiple offences of indecent assault with a child under 13. Acquitted of all charges.

  • Operation Martinez [2017]

    Disclosure junior in multi handed murder trial, involving multiple sensitive disclosure issues. All 5 Defendants were convicted.

  • R v TL [2017]

    Successfully defended man charged with robbery. Acquitted of all charges.

  • R v PS [2017]

    Successfully defended man charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. Acquitted of all charges.

  • R v KD [2016]

    Defended in arson and threats to kill. Defendant had complex mental health resulting in the Court imposing a Hospital Order.

  • R v NS and JW [2016]

    Successfully prosecuted a violent robbery in the home of an elderly lady. The Defendants were sentenced to 13 years and 8 years respectively.

  • R v MA [2016]

    Successfully defended man charged with domestic breach of restraining order and assault. Acquitted on all counts.

  • R v AS [2016]

    Successfully defended a man of good character charged with disclosing sexual photographs with the intention to cause distress (‘Revenge Porn’). Acquitted on all counts.

  • R v SB and others [2016]

    Prosecuted a multi handed robbery, whereupon a variety of legal issues were successfully dealt with.

In her Personal Injury practice, Georgina regularly appears in the County Court in road traffic accident cases. She also has experience of both fast track and multi-track trials. She has also advised Claimants and Defendants on both liability and quantum in a range of personal injury matters

Practice Areas

Appointments & Memberships

  • CPS Level 2 Prosecutor
  • North Eastern Regulatory Lawyers

Education

  • Hubert Greenland Scholarship, Lincoln's Inn (2013)
  • BPTC (Very Competent), Nottingham Law School (2011-2012)
  • LLB (Hons), University of Leeds (2007-2010)

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