Georgina was one of the original members of Garden Court North Chambers, having joined as a tenant in 1997. She is now a full-time Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Lancaster in the areas of Criminal law, Crime and Criminal Justice, Evidence, Gender and Immigration and Asylum law.
Georgina continues to retain strong links with Chambers as a non-practising door tenant. This partnership helps to foster important links between academia and the legal world. In her academic career, Georgina is now responsible for a full programme of teaching, research and other activities. Georgina works with other members of Chambers in her Lancaster Law School initiatives:
- Georgina was the staff convenor of the Lancaster University Innocence Project from its beginnings until 2016. The Project is now part of the Lancaster University Miscarriages of Justice Clinic. An Innocence Project (IP) is a student led project focusing on the study of wrongful criminal convictions, with a view to referral back to the Court of Appeal via the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Students are involved in investigating real criminal cases. Assistance is provided pro bono to prisoners who maintain their innocence and have exhausted their appeal rights. The Lancaster Project has been operating since 2007 and was officially launched in October 2008 with a public lecture from Paddy Hill and Gerry Conlon. Mark George QC regularly advises and trains members of the Project. Pete Weatherby QC and Mark Barlow have also provided training in the past;
- Georgina is currently working to establish a Northern Refugee Network and organised a conference entitled Contemporary issues in Refugee Law Conference (2015) as a starting point for this. Guest speakers included Chambers' Lucy Mair, Denise McDowell (GMIAU) and Professor Antony Good (University of Edinburgh);
- Georgina is also involved with a network of academics, professionals and third sector workers looking at sexual crime and in particular rape; and
- She is a Contributor and Co-Editor of Textbook on Immigration and Asylum Law (Clayton OUP), the only student textbook in this field.
In practice as a tenant at Chambers (1997 to 2012), Georgina focused primarily on civil actions against the police, prison law, immigration and asylum, inquests and criminal defence. She maintains a particular interest in asylum and immigration law and works with local charities in these fields on a voluntary basis.
- Free Movement; and
- SLSA and SLS.