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Georgina Nolan

Called 2006

Georgina was called to the bar in 2006 having previously worked as a ministerial press officer in the Cabinet Office and United States House of Representatives. She undertook a common law pupillage at Dere Street Chambers (Newcastle) and in her early years of practice undertook a wide range of crime and prison law as well as family and civil work.  Georgina joined Parklane Plowden Chambers in 2011. Since then she has specialised in personal injury, clinical negligence and inquest work, appearing in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. She has considerable trial experience in fast and multi track cases as well as in interlocutory and costs applications, JSMs and judicial mediations. 

Georgina has extensive experience in preparing pleadings for, advising on and attending at trial in cases where fraud and fundamental dishonesty are alleged. She is often instructed in cases involving low velocity impact collisions and those involving allegations of phantom passengers, and staged, exaggerated and fictitious accidents. She has secured numerous findings of fundamental dishonesty. 

Georgina has particularly wide ranging experience in claims relating to public authorities and in ‘Article 2’ inquests particularly those inquests involving deaths in custody and deaths arising from medical negligence as well as those where there is significant media attention. She is on the Attorney General’s ‘A Panel’ of Counsel and is regularly instructed to advise and appear on behalf of public bodies particularly at high profile inquests. She is public access qualified. She is accredited by the Honourable Society of Middle Temple as an approved advocacy trainer and is a former Junior of the North Eastern circuit.

"Assimilates the key facts and points of a case very quickly."

Legal 500 2015
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Areas Of Expertise

Areas of Expertise
Personal Injury
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Personal Injury

Georgina is experienced at dealing with a wide range of personal injury matters for Claimants and Defendants. She regularly drafts pleadings relating to employers’, occupiers’ and public liability, animal act, holiday claims and road traffic collisions. She is particularly experienced in matters concerning LVI and staged road traffic accidents. She is experienced in fast track and multi track trial work and assessments of costs and is regularly instructed by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

 

Civil Fraud
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Georgina has extensive experience in preparing pleadings for, advising on and attending at trial in cases where fraud and fundamental dishonesty are alleged. She is often instructed in cases involving low velocity impact collisions and those involving allegations of phantom passengers, and staged, exaggerated and fictitious accidents. She has secured numerous findings of fundamental dishonesty.

 

Clinical Negligence
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Georgina has experience assisting in the drafting of schedules, advising on liability, causation and quantum and negotiating at joint settlement meetings in all matters arising out of clinical negligence. She accepts instructions for accidents arising out of both public and private healthcare.

Public & Admin Law
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Judicial Review & Other Matters

Georgina is experienced in prison law and is regularly instructed to appear in the Administrative Court in a wide range of judicial review matters particularly those involving breaches of the Human Rights Act.

She also has experience in dealing with claims arising out of breaches of the Data Protection Act, and appeals from the Immigration and Asylum Nationality Acts.

Inquests & Fatal Accidents
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Georgina has a specialist interest in inquests particularly Article 2 and jury inquests and those arising from deaths in police and prison custody as well as deaths in hospital and mental health units. She has experience representing families of the deceased in a wide variety of inquests (including those arising from industrial disease, accidents at work, road traffic collisions and negligent medical treatment).
Recommendations
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Legal 500 2015- "Assimilates the key facts and points of a case very quickly"

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

 

 

Solicitor Testimonial

"Another great result to add to the list. I travelled back with the witnesses who were most appreciative at the way you made them feel at ease, and they thank you for that."

 

Notable Cases
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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.

Inquests
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 family of a 69 year old man who died during the first robotic mitral valve repair surgery carried out in the UK.

Representing the mother of a 21 year old who died on holiday in New York following his GP’s failure to diagnose and treat Type 2 diabetes.

Acting on behalf of the prison service in an inquest touching upon the death of an inmate at HMP Haverigg who was found to have been assaulted shortly before his death.

Representing the colleague of a metro worker who died having been electrocuted whilst working on overhead lines.

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

Appointments
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Attorney General's Junior Counsel to the Crown (A Panel) 2010 -2015, 2015-2020 North Eastern Circuit Junior 2013 -2014 Newcastle Bar Mess Junior 2011-2013

Lectures
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The curious question of causation: May 2019

Litigation arising from death: a guide: October 2018

Law with lunch: clinical negligence/inquests case law update, February 2019

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)

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

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