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GEORGINA GRIGGS

Pupil Barrister

BA (Hons), GDL, BPTC

Called to the Bar: 2018

  • Education:
    • Bar Professional Training Course, University of Law
    • Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP University
    • BA (Hons) in Theology, University of Durham
  • Practice:

    Since joining Richmond Chambers, Georgina has assisted our immigration barristers with a variety of immigration cases, including both personal and business immigration law matters. She has assisted with the preparation of Tier 1(Entrepreneur) visas, Tier 1 (Exceptional Promise) visas, family migration applications under Appendix FM, nationality applications, settlement applications and EEA applications.

    Georgina previously worked at the Government Legal Department where she advised the Home Office on the prospect of success of defending judicial reviews of immigration decisions. Her role included drafting acknowledgments of service and grounds of defence on behalf of the Secretary of State, negotiating settlement cases, instructing Counsel to appear at Oral Permission Hearings and general case management. She gained experience in all types of immigration cases but gained particular experience in family and private life, asylum, points based system and unlawful detention. Georgina is familiar with Home Office processes having liaised with Home Office Legal Advisers and Policy colleagues across the Home Office in conducting her work. In addition to managing her own caseload, Georgina gained experience of working on high-profile cases whilst assisting senior lawyers, such as the litigation following the BBC Documentary “Panorama: Britain’s Immigration Secrets”.

    Prior to her time with the Government Legal Department, Georgina worked at the Home Office where she worked for UK Visas and Immigration as a litigation caseworker. Georgina gained experience of working in a decision-making organisation and of reviewing the legality of these decisions. Her role was to defend or concede decisions at the pre-action protocol stage, and to instruct and liaise with the Government Legal Department where these cases progressed to judicial review.

  • Awards and Scholarships
    • Stanley Levy Memorial Scholarship (BPTC), The Honorary Society of the Middle Temple
    • Performance Award (BPTC), The University of Law
    • Benefactors’ Scholarship (GDL), The Honorary Society of the Middle Temple
    • Finalist in the University of Law Negotiation Competition, University of Law
    • Finalist in the BPP University Mooting Competition, BPP University
    • “Best Oralist” in the Novice Shield Mooting Competition, University of Durham

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