Georgia Griffiths

Year of Call: 2017


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  • “I have had the pleasure of instructing Georgia Griffiths now on a couple of occasions as one of the more junior counsel, and she was particularly excellent on one case with an implacably hostile Respondent. Her Position Statement was gutsy and immaculately prepared. The matter was settled at Final Hearing, together with a costs Order against the Respondent.”

    2021
  • "It’s always a pleasure to instruct Georgia on any family law case. Georgia provides concise, clear, thorough advice to clients and is robust in representing their interests and cross-examining witnesses. It is Georgia’s aptitude for particularly private law children cases that makes her my ‘go to’. I know that the client will be properly represented when the case is in Georgia’s hands.”

    2021
  • “I instructed Georgia following a recommendation from a colleague and was extremely pleased I did. Right from the outset Georgia had a firm grasp of the other party’s character and personality traits. She provided practical but realistic advice to the client in a highly emotional situation. Georgia followed the matter through to the final hearing and was always available to assist on any issues that arose outside of the hearings. She is tenacious, empathetic and a real advocate for your client. I will continue to instruct Georgia and know each and every time I do so my clients will be in safe and caring hands.”

    2021
  • “Georgia was first recommended to me when she was a pupil Barrister. From the day she received the papers, Georgia was nothing but approachable and helpful. She obtained findings in a very tricky case and the client was extremely pleased with the outcome, to the extent that she has personally recommended Georgia to a number of her friends.
    Since then Georgia has acted for me in several matters and while I can’t fault her dedication to the case, it is her approachability which is helpful to me as a fee earner. She will go over and above what is expected to achieve the best outcome for her clients. Georgia displays a level of knowledge and confidence that I would expect of someone much more senior.”

    2021
  • “I first had reason to instruct Georgia on a difficult Children Act case for a preliminary hearing that I was unable to do myself. At that time Georgia was very newly qualified and I was very impressed with the rapport that she built with my client and the professional and competent way that she handled the hearing..."

    2021
  • "...It quickly became clear that my client could not afford to continue instructing me and therefore due to the nature of the case I offered to act on a pro bono basis. I was therefore delighted when speaking with Georgia about the case she also agreed to continue representing my client on a pro bono basis also, even though at that stage we did not know how much more involvement there would be. I know my client will be forever grateful for her willingness to help in this way and her excellent advocacy skills and representation of him throughout the case. I would highly recommend Georgia and I am sure that she has a shining career ahead of her.”

Education

LLB Law, Keele University
MA, Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice, Keele University
BPTC, Manchester Metropolitan University – very competent
Princess Royal Award 2015, Inner Temple (full scholarship to undertake the BPTC)
Duke of Edinburgh Award 2015, Inner Temple


Professional Memberships

Member of the Family Law Bar Association


  • “I have had the pleasure of instructing Georgia Griffiths now on a couple of occasions as one of the more junior counsel, and she was particularly excellent on one case with an implacably hostile Respondent. Her Position Statement was gutsy and immaculately prepared. The matter was settled at Final Hearing, together with a costs Order against the Respondent.”

    2021
  • "It’s always a pleasure to instruct Georgia on any family law case. Georgia provides concise, clear, thorough advice to clients and is robust in representing their interests and cross-examining witnesses. It is Georgia’s aptitude for particularly private law children cases that makes her my ‘go to’. I know that the client will be properly represented when the case is in Georgia’s hands.”

    2021
  • “I instructed Georgia following a recommendation from a colleague and was extremely pleased I did. Right from the outset Georgia had a firm grasp of the other party’s character and personality traits. She provided practical but realistic advice to the client in a highly emotional situation. Georgia followed the matter through to the final hearing and was always available to assist on any issues that arose outside of the hearings. She is tenacious, empathetic and a real advocate for your client. I will continue to instruct Georgia and know each and every time I do so my clients will be in safe and caring hands.”

    2021
  • “Georgia was first recommended to me when she was a pupil Barrister. From the day she received the papers, Georgia was nothing but approachable and helpful. She obtained findings in a very tricky case and the client was extremely pleased with the outcome, to the extent that she has personally recommended Georgia to a number of her friends.
    Since then Georgia has acted for me in several matters and while I can’t fault her dedication to the case, it is her approachability which is helpful to me as a fee earner. She will go over and above what is expected to achieve the best outcome for her clients. Georgia displays a level of knowledge and confidence that I would expect of someone much more senior.”

    2021
  • “I first had reason to instruct Georgia on a difficult Children Act case for a preliminary hearing that I was unable to do myself. At that time Georgia was very newly qualified and I was very impressed with the rapport that she built with my client and the professional and competent way that she handled the hearing..."

    2021
  • "...It quickly became clear that my client could not afford to continue instructing me and therefore due to the nature of the case I offered to act on a pro bono basis. I was therefore delighted when speaking with Georgia about the case she also agreed to continue representing my client on a pro bono basis also, even though at that stage we did not know how much more involvement there would be. I know my client will be forever grateful for her willingness to help in this way and her excellent advocacy skills and representation of him throughout the case. I would highly recommend Georgia and I am sure that she has a shining career ahead of her.”

Georgia is a family law specialist, called to the Bar in October 2017. Educated at the BPCT Manchester Metropolitan University Georgia took pupillage at a Birmingham set before returning to Manchester where she had previously managed the Manchester Unit of the ‘Personal Support Unit’ (now ‘Support Through Court’). Before deciding to study for the Bar, Georgia worked for the Home Office and the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

Georgia prides herself on her ability to be very personable and quickly build rapport with her clients. She is a fierce advocate and is sure to leave no stone unturned, particular in cross-examination. She is quick to utilise legal arguments on her feet and where necessary.

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Children - Private and Public Law

 

Georgia’s Private Law practice is her predominant area of practice within Family Law where she is regularly instructed to act on behalf of parents, guardians and other interested parties. She has been involved in some highly complex proceedings lately involving disputes over residence and contact; sexual abuse; abduction; removal from the jurisdiction and serious domestic abuse. This is alongside representing complex clients such as clients with mental health and cognitive inabilities.

 

She has a particular interest in parental alienation cases and was successful in asserting that a party received therapy in these cases. She also has an interest in ‘risk of radicalisation’ cases. She prides herself on overturning social worker and CAFCASS recommendations when necessary and on her ability to be personable and build rapport with clients, which is important when dealing with matters involving children.

Recently, she has been increasingly instructed in multi-day and multi-week final hearings and fact-find hearings in the High Court which demonstrates her ability well beyond her call.

 


 

Georgia is an experienced Public Law advocate who accepts instructions from Local Authorities, parents, guardians and other interested parties.

She has experience dealing with very vulnerable case clients, clients with mental health difficulties and issues with their cognitive functioning.

She prides herself on her ability to give clear, straightforward advice in these cases, taking as much time with clients as necessary.

One particular case of note is one in which involves parental alienation which she was successful in opposing the Local Authority’s application to remove a child from their parents’ care on an interim basis.

Domestic Violence and Abuse

 

Final hearings in domestic violence and abuse cases make up a large proportion of Georgia’s practice. This includes serious allegations of sexual abuse and rape.

She has frequently represented alleged perpetrators and successfully prevented findings from being made as well as representing accusers where allegations have been proved.

Civil Injunctions

 

Georgia is keen to do more work in this area to gain experience. She has previously acted for the police in obtaining civil injunctions and thereafter bringing committal proceedings for breaches of the injunctions.

Forced Marriage

 

Georgia is keen to do more work in this area as well as she has worked for the police in several applications when seeking contested orders.

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