Georgina is experienced in all types of personal injury, disease, clinical and professional negligence work. She is noted for her talent as a courtroom lawyer.
Georgina is typically instructed in catastrophic and other high value claims in the High Court, JSMs, expert and lay client conferences, and Multi Track matters in the County Court. She also has a wider common law practice ranging from inquests to defective product liability claims. Her practice is both Claimant and Defendant, in almost equal measure.
Georgina unwinds by riding her horses, running, swimming, cycling, skiing, and relaxing with friends and family.
Georgina’s personal injury practice has been built up over more than a decade of extensive court room litigation, featuring predominately high value catastrophic claims. She acts for Claimants and Defendants on an equal basis and has developed firm relationships with her solicitors over the years based on reciprocal loyalty.
In terms of Defendant work, Georgina is happiest and most successful in achieving findings of lack of credibility and fraud, and was at the forefront of the emerging fundamental dishonesty case law. In terms of Claimant work, she focuses on high value life changing or fatal injuries.
Georgina is experienced in the spectrum of personal injury claims ranging from employer’s liability/ industrial accidents to public liability and everything in between.
Georgian has extensive experience of fatal and catastrophic claims. Her clinical negligence work is usually conducted in the High Court and involves conferences with and cross-examination of expert witnesses.
She has acted for protected parties in brain injury claims, children in negligent delivery claims, patients in failed cholecystectomy and other failed surgery actions, delayed diagnosis claims and the victims of failed cosmetic and reversal procedures.
She is happy to take instructions on claims of any value and complexity and is valued for putting her lay clients at ease in anxious circumstances.
Georgina represents clients on a broad range of disease claims and deals with HAVS, asbestosis and mesothelioma, noise-induced hearing loss, and work related upper limb disorders.
She is well versed in the raft of legal arguments surrounding disease claims and has lectured extensively on limitation, causation and expert evidence.
Georgina has been regularly instructed to advise on and to attend summary and detailed costs assessments over the years. She has had a good deal of success both for Claimants and Defendants at costs management hearings since the inception of Precedent H.
She also has considerable experience of and success with fundamental dishonesty / section 57 strike out applications and the disapplication of QOCS.
Over the years, Georgina has been instructed in many inquests both as counsel for the bereaved family and from a protective position representing the relevant interested party.
Her experience covers fatal road traffic collisions, drug related deaths, clinical care related deaths, fatal falls in care homes, suicide and more.
She has met with challenges over the years in this fraught environment and has successfully cross examined forensic road traffic collision experts, pathologists, neurosurgeons, oncologists and the like.
Georgina has contributed to Atkin’s Court Forms on professional negligence, and has courtroom experience of defending disciplinary actions and professional negligence claims.
Georgina is very familiar with and has a particular interest in Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeal matters, and has advised on and been instructed on many appeals over the years.
The focus has naturally gravitated towards the victims of crimes of violence and abuse, who have suffered life changing injuries, both physical and psychological. Georgina is noted for her courtroom persuasion and has only ever lost one appeal in over ten years.
Georgina was brought up in a rural environment and equestrianism and country pursuits are her passion. She is a keen and competent horsewoman and brings personal knowledge and experience to claims involving the Animals Act, nuisance claims, horse riding / training accidents and contractual claims, and other animal related accidents.
Georgina was appointed as a legal chair of appeals to the British Equestrian Federation in 2016, in order to hear appeals on anti-doping and competition selection decisions.
24, The Ropewalk,
Nottingham, NG1 5EF.
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