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.
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.
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.