After a successful family and criminal law pupillage, under the supervision Deni Mathews and Jenny Kumeta, Georgina became a member of KBG Chambers on 3rdOctober 2023. Prior to starting pupillage, Georgina worked as a family paralegal in Truro, focusing on public law children matters and representing parents in these proceedings. In addition, she had conduct of hearings for Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders for the firm.
Georgina currently assists in managing the Schools Consent Project in Devon and Cornwall, which provides education about the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in secondary schools. Previously, Georgina volunteered as an advocate with the School Exclusion Project, acting for children facing permanent exclusion from mainstream schools, often with complex learning needs. She also taught debating in prisons across London with Vocalise.
Georgina received an academic scholarship from Inner Temple to study the Bar Course with the Inns of Court College of Advocacy, having previously undertaken a Graduate Diploma in Law at City Law School, and a History BA (Hons) at the University of York.
In both areas of her practice, Georgina has been commended for her ability to work with clients, including in difficult and emotional situations. She has further been described as being thoroughly prepared, with a local judge stating they were “impressed with her attention to detail and the clearly very careful and thorough preparation that she undertakes”.
Georgina is developing a strong practice within public law proceedings, regularly acting for parents and various Local Authorities at all stages of proceedings, including during final hearings, contested removals, and with in non-accidental injury cases. Georgina is dedicated to continuing to build her public law practice and has recently undertaken cases involving issues of jurisdiction and designation. Instructing solicitors have described her as having “rave reviews from the team”.
Within her first week as a second six pupil, Georgina represented a client in a final hearing in private family proceedings where child arrangements were in dispute. Since then, Georgina’s private law practice has continued to develop, with her undertaking work in child arrangement matters, often involving issues of serious domestic abuse where prohibited steps orders were required. Georgina has also been instructed on fact findings.
Georgina has a growing practice in ancillary relief and financial remedy matters, successfully negotiating consent orders at the Dispute Resolution stage. This has included tackling complex family dynamics, including where other live issues, such as restraining orders, have been involved.
Georgina regularly acts for Applicants and Respondents at all stages of non-molestation and occupation order proceedings. Matters have included serious issues of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, and financial issues. A recent client commented that “Georgina is a very strong and emphatic lady who understands and guides you through a traumatic situation easily and fights your corner boldly and I’m truly grateful for this.”
As a Level 1 CPS Prosecutor, Georgina prosecutes and defends a range of criminal matters in the Magistrates’ Court. This has included matters of domestic violence and abuse, as well as acting in a sentencing for intentional strangulation. In this latter case, Georgina was able to successfully secure a 12-week suspended sentence, with the prosecution seeking an extended immediate custodial one. The client stated “I couldn’t of got a better outcome! I am so grateful! Words cannot tell you how grateful I am, it was really tough”.
Georgina regularly acts in driving defence cases ,including successfully arguing special reasons, S.34 Road Traffic Offenders Act1988 defences, and for the removal of a driving ban. This has included work for new drivers who were at risk of being banned.