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Georgina Nolan

Called Called in 2006



About Georgina Nolan

Georgina specialises exclusively in personal injury, clinical negligence and coronial law. She is particularly adept at dealing with Article 8 and sensitive high profile cases where there is significant media interest. She acts for Claimants and Defendants and is happy to accept instructions on a CFA where appropriate.

Georgina has considerable trial experience in fast and multi track cases in the County and High Court as well as in interlocutory and costs applications. She has experience of judicial mediations and of appearing in the Court of Appeal and Administrative Court.

Georgina was called to the Bar in 2006 having previously worked as a ministerial press officer in the Cabinet Office and as a media adviser in the United States House of Representatives. She completed a common law pupillage at Broad Chare Chambers (now Dere Street) and joined there as a tenant in September 2007. At Broad Chare Georgina’s practice encompassed crime, prison law and family work in the County, Crown and High Courts as well as employment and personal injury. She joined Parklane Plowden in January 2011 and since then has focused exclusively on civil work.

Georgina is accredited by the Honourable Society of Middle Temple as an approved advocacy trainer and is a former Junior of the North Eastern circuit. She was appointed Treasury Counsel in November 2010 and re-appointed in November 2015.


Personal Details

Education: University of Edinburgh/Georgetown University, Washington DC. (MA Honours Politics and Modern History, Class 2.1); College of Law, York, Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction); Northumbria University, Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent, Justis Prize for Best Overall Student on the BVC, Middle Temple Baron Dr Ver Heyden De Lancey Prize)
Professional Associations: Personal Injury Bar Association Member of AVMA
Appointments: Attorney General's Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional Panel) 2010 -2015, 2015-2020 North Eastern Circuit Junior 2013 -2014 Newcastle Bar Mess Junior 2011-2013

Specialist Practice Areas


Legal 500 2015- "Assimilates the key facts and points of a case very quickly"

Legal 500 2014 - "She is always very well prepared"

Recently Concluded Cases

Clinical negligence
Recent cases

Representing a Claimant who suffered serious complications following a significant delay in the diagnosis of a gastrointestinal stromal tumour.

Representing a Claimant who sustained a perforation to his bowel during cancer surgery.

Representing the Defendant in a claim arising from the death of an 18 month old following alleged negligent treatment at A&E.

Representing a Claimant who suffered blindness following negligent cataract removal surgery.

Representing a Claimant in a claim arising from repeated negligent dental treatment.

Representing a Claimant in a claim where hip replacement surgery was required following a failure to diagnose a fracture.

Representing a child Claimant who suffered injury following the negligent application and removal of a plaster cast following a leg fracture.

Recent cases

Representing the parents of a baby that died following a negligent ventouse delivery

Representing a care home following the death of a Parkinsons patient who died following an incident of choking.

Representing the family of a man suffering from PTSD who committed suicide following his premature discharge from a psychiatric hospital.

Representing the family of an elderly patient who died following a hospital’s delay in carrying out heart surgery.

Representing a care home following the death of a patient where allegations of widespread neglect were raised against care home staff.

Representing the Ministry of Justice in an inquest where a prisoner died of a brain haemorrhage shortly after he was admitted to custody and allegations of assault were raised against the police and prison service.

Representing the mother of a young man who committed suicide following omissions on the part of community mental health services.

Representing the prison service in an inquest where a young inmate died following an overdose of methadone prescribed by a prison Doctor.

Representing drivers of vehicles alleged to have driven below the standard of reasonable care where such driving has allegedly significantly contributed to death.

Representing the prison service in circumstances where a prisoner died following a failure to administer emergency healthcare.

Personal Injury

Georgina is experienced in dealing with a wide range of personal injury matters for Claimants and Defendants.

She regularly advises on and drafts pleadings relating to employers’, occupiers’ and public liability claims and road traffic collisions as well as civil fraud and costs disputes. She is particularly experienced at matters concerning LVI and staged road traffic accidents and in drafting and advising in matters of personal injury fraud as well as in credit hire litigation and on issues of limitation. She is regularly instructed to advise on stress at work and psychiatric injury claims often including complex issues of causation.

Georgina has significant experience representing both appellants and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority in CICA hearings.

Recent cases

Acting for a Claimant in a claim for permanent back injury arising from working conditions.

Advising on behalf of the prison service in respect of a claim for serious psychiatric injury from officers arising from the murder of a prisoner.

Representing the estate of a young child who died following an accident in the school playground.

Representing the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority in an appeal pursued by an Appellant who was the victim of long term sexual abuse as a child.

Advising in respect of damages payable to a six year old child who had been physically abused by her child minder and suffered serious injury.

Advising in respect of a claim brought by a child who had suffered catastrophic injuries as a consequence of neglect in the family home.

Representing a Claimant teacher who had suffered serious injury following an assault by a pupil.

Acting for Defendants in claims for Noise Induced Hearing Loss.

Press Coverage

Representing the care home in a case involving a patient who died after ingesting chlorine tablets.



Clinical negligence case law update: October 2016


Clinical negligence case law update (August 2016)

Inquests and the Human Rights Act (July 2016)

Clinical negligence case law update 2015 (February 2016)

Personal Injury case law update 2015 (February 2016)

Secondary victims in clinical negligence claims: An illogical approach? (November 2015)

‘Relief from Sanction: A changing emphasis’ (December 2012)

‘Trial tactics’(April 2013)



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