"Widely esteemed for her expertise in claims involving the Animals Act."
Chambers and Partners
Georgina achieved the Nottingham Law School Prize for the highest overall result on the Graduate Diploma in Law, followed by the Taylor Prize for best overall performance on the Bar Vocational Course at Nottingham Law School. She was awarded a major scholarship from Gray’s Inn for the CPE year.
She had eight years’ commercial and public sector experience before coming to the Bar, including work for the Legal Services Commission, and commercial management in the banking recruitment sector and hospitality industry, managing a four star hotel in Central London. She is a competent French speaker.
With extensive personal injury experience, she specialises in claims involving animals and disputes in the equine industry, and has a particular interest in inquest work.
She has a strong analytical approach and thorough attention to detail. She is regarded as being approachable with clients and witnesses, and is known for persuasive written and verbal submissions and effective cross-examination.
Georgina was appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel in 2012.
Interests away from the Bar include running, horse riding, skiing and travel.
Georgina is a specialist in equine litigation and other disputes involving animals. She has in-depth knowledge of the complex provisions of the Animals Act 1971 and associated case law.
She has advised and represented Claimants and Defendants in claims arising from horse riding accidents on private premises and in equestrian schools, fatal animal attacks, road traffic incidents involving horses and livestock, dog bites and employer’s liability claims in animal-related incidents.
She has particular expertise in cases involving trespass and nuisance, including damage to, and caused by, livestock.
She also has wide experience of veterinary negligence and farriers’ work and disputes arising from the sale of horses and ponies.
Georgina’s experience in catastrophic injury claims includes: severe head injuries, resulting in permanent vegetative state, spinal injuries, resulting in significant disability and fatal accidents.
She regularly undertakes advocacy, both alone and being led in the High Court and provides a full drafting service including liability, quantum, schedules of loss and counter-schedules. She is well versed in the use of actuarial / Ogden tables.
Georgina represents both Claimants and Defendants in personal injury claims on the fast track, multi-track and at appellate level. Her caseload includes fatal accidents and high value claims.
She has experience of a wide variety of claims, including employers’ liability, road traffic accidents, occupiers’ liability, highways and other slip and trip accidents, product liability, and claims involving alleged breaches of human rights.
She regularly acts in cases concerning the Defective Premises Act 1972, the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and breaches of the building regulations.
She is experienced in claims involving nervous shock and other psychiatric injuries, defences of illegality and volenti non fit injuria, children or protected parties, insolvent parties and the Official Receiver, CICA and CRU appeals.
Georgina receives instructions on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants in claims involving alleged negligent care and treatment. She represents families, as well as medical and caring professionals, at inquests, in which medical care is scrutinised.
With a strong analytical approach, she is adept at dealing with complex issues of breach and causation, and is confident dealing with conflicting expert evidence, both in conference and at trial.
Recent work has included claims arising from alleged negligent dental treatment, unnecessary and / or negligently executed plastic surgery, inadequate care in a nursing home, delayed diagnosis and negligent treatment of kidney stones and negligent orthopaedic/paediatric treatment.
Georgina has broad experience across a range of commercial matters, and is able to draw on her industry experience gained prior to her call to the Bar. She represents clients in court and in mediation, arbitration or joint settlement meetings.
She acts in cases concerning the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982. She is experienced in disputes in respect of breach of contract, wrongful interference with goods, construction and building disputes, misrepresentation, undue influence and restitution claims.
She also deals with disputes with energy providers, personal and company insolvency, insurance, bailment and injunctions.
Georgina has experience across a range of costs work, including costs budgeting, CCMC’s, detailed assessments and QOCS.
Georgina has experience across a range of disease claims, including noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), HAVS and other work-related upper limb disorders and mesothelioma and other asbestos-related disease.
She is routinely instructed to attend trials on all substantive issues or limitation alone, as well as CCMC’s.
She is adept at analysing and challenging expert evidence, both in conference and at trial.
Georgina appears at inquests on behalf of a range of interested parties, including the family of the deceased, insurers, and, in her capacity as Treasury Counsel, the Ministry of Justice.
She has a robust approach to the admissibility and relevance of evidence, and is sensitive to the quasi-criminal nature of some inquest hearings.
Her experience includes inquests involving deaths in custody, Article 2 ECHR, deaths of vulnerable adults in care, mesothelioma and other industrial diseases, accidents at work, road traffic accidents and highways matters, including dangerous road surface defects.
She has acted in both jury and Coroner inquests and Coroner alone.
Georgina’s experience spans a range of insurance issues, including pet insurance third party liability, for example whether the policy covered a dog bite to a member of the owner’s family and pet insurance for veterinary treatment, such as non-disclosure of pet’s previous condition.
She deals with property disputes, including damage to insured property caused by negligent works, obstruction of drainage and / or nuisance.
She has experience of motor insurance disputes, including non-disclosure, misrepresentation, breach of contract and Motor Insurers’ Bureau claims.
Georgina’s professional negligence experience includes claims arising out of work done by solicitors, will writers, plumbing / heating engineers, demolition contractors and medical professionals.
Georgina has broad experienced across a wide range of property and chancery cases.
She represents clients in court and in mediation, arbitration or joint settlement meetings.
She deals with all aspects of landlord and tenant claims, including business and residential possession proceedings, dilapidations claims, claims for compensation and deposits.
Georgina has experience of real property disputes, including those involving easements, boundary disputes, trusts of land, the Right to Buy scheme, tree root damage and subsidence.
She regularly deals with claims concerning constructive and / or resulting trusts, joint ownership, undue influence, proprietary estoppel and nuisance.
As counsel on the Attorney General’s Regional Panel, Georgina has had broad exposure to public law work, which has enabled her to build upon her advocacy experience in housing matters, and previous employment in the public sector prior to coming to the Bar.
Her public sector experience includes advisory, drafting and advocacy work claims involving judicial review, human rights claims, unlawful imprisonment claims, housing, misfeasance in public office, harassment, licensing and building regulations.
Georgina has a particular interest, and wide-ranging legal experience, in claims arising out of equestrian pursuits including eventing, show-jumping, and hunting.
Further, as a keen participant and observer of many sporting activities, she has a good understanding of the issues which arise in legal cases arising from the same.
She also has experience of claims involving charities and unincorporated associations, which often feature in sports claims.
Georgina’s probate and trusts experience encompasses advisory, drafting and advocacy work in contentious probate proceedings and Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 claims.
She is often instructed in will disputes, including rectification, proceedings for the administration of a will, removal of personal representatives and claims against executors. She has experience of professional negligence arising from the drafting and / or administration of a will.
She is experienced in claims involving breach of fiduciary duty, joint bank accounts, enduring powers of attorney and claims for an account and / or inquiry.
“Her written work is very thorough and detailed, and she has very good judgement.”
Chambers & Partners 2019 – Personal injury
“She provides pragmatic advice.” “Very knowledgeable, especially on equine cases.”
Legal 500 2019 – Inquests & inquiries and personal injury & clinical negligence
“Her attention to detail is very good. She analyses the legal issues very well.” “Georgina is excellent at dealing with equine cases in particular.” “She is very thorough and does not miss a thing.”
Chambers & Partners 2017 – Personal injury
“Very prompt, has an eye for detail, good on her feet and efficient.” “Has a very good way of explaining the complexities of the Animals Act to clients.”
Chambers & Partners 2016 – Personal injury
For further information please contact our clerks on:
+44 (0) 115 947 2581
24, The Ropewalk,
Nottingham, NG1 5EF.
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Tony Hill – 07850 086097
Alan Odiam – 07771 603929