Georgina is an outstanding and persuasive advocate.  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’s practice encompasses regulatory, inquests and criminal work.

Georgina has prosecuted cases for a number of years on behalf of the General Medical Council.  Further, she represents various professionals before their regulators therefore she has an established understanding of a variety of professional regulatory frameworks.

Georgina also has a busy inquest practise.  She has been appointed as Junior Counsel to the Crown due to her specialism in this arena.

In her criminal practice, Georgina prosecutes and defends in a wide range of serious criminal matters including serious violence, drug conspiracies and sexual offences.

 

Georgina represents a wide range of individuals and regulatory bodies. She has prosecuted cases for a number of years on behalf of the General Medical Council.  She also defends the following professionals before their regulators in a variety of fitness to practise hearings:

Dentists

Pharmacists

Nurses

Teachers

Councillors / Therapists

Social workers

Physiotherapists

Georgina is experienced in representing companies facing allegations of regulatory breaches in relation to health and safety, fire safety and CQC proceedings.  She also represents both individuals and the NHS in relation to NHS England’s Performers Lists.

Georgina was a junior in a conspiracy to defraud the Traffic Commissioner trial. Georgina accepts instructions in all aspects of Transport Law and often represents companies at public inquiries.

Georgina delivers training to solicitors regarding aspects of medical regulatory law.

Notable Cases

  • GMC v DR

    Prosecuted a world renowned consultant cardiologist in relation to sexually motivated misconduct towards a junior doctor.  The doctor was suspended for 6 months.

  • GPHC v RV

    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.

  • GMC v GB

    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.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6568199/Junior-doctor-gatecrashed-party-attacked-two-guests-assaulted-police-officer.html

  • GMC v JA

    Represented the GMC in a hearing where the Doctor was found to have sexually assaulted two female colleagues.

  • OTC v BRP Group Ltd

    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.

  • Ofsted v DT

    Represented a child minder before Ofsted who faced a series of allegations after an Ofsted inspection.

  • BACP v EF

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

  • HCPC v PN

    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

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

  • National College for Teaching & Leadership v AM

    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

    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.

In February 2021, Georgina was appointed 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, 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 had delivered various training workshops to organisations in order to assist them to prepare and deal with inquests effectively.

Notable Cases

  • Inquest touching the death of SW

    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.

  • Inquest touching the death of SM

    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.

  • Inquest touching the death of RQ

    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

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

  • Inquest touching the death of KT

    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

    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 regularly instructed to prosecute and defend in the Crown Court in a wide range of offences including violence, sexual offences, dishonesty, drugs and driving offences. She is a CPS Level 3 Prosecutor and has particular experience of cross-examination of young children and medical experts.

Georgina also has established significant expertise on disclosure issues. She is currently advising the National Crime Agency regarding their disclosure regime relating to the single largest investigation into child sexual exploitation.  For many years, Georgina was also instructed counsel on the Disclosure team for the Hillsborough Disaster Criminal Prosecution.

Notable Cases

  • Operation Proseden

    Disclosure Junior in a murder trial of a baby by mother and mother’s partner.

  • Operation Mint

    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.

  • The Hillsborough Disaster

    Instructed counsel on the Disclosure team for the Criminal Prosecutions in 2021.

  • R v KM

    Defended in causing death by careless driving.  Considered expert evidence regarding conspicuity.  Defendant pleaded guilty and received a non-custodial sentence.

  • Operation Yarrowsburg

    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.

  • R v RM

    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.

  • R v SH

    Defended in case of neglect of a person who lacks capacity.  Dealt with extensive and complex medical records.

  • R v MT

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

  • R v TL

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

  • R v PS

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

Practice Areas

Appointments & Memberships

  • Junior Counsel to the Crown - Regional B Panel
  • CPS Level 3 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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