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Georgina Churchhouse

Georgina Churchhouse

Call: 2017

Barrister

“She is super-bright, she has excellent judgement and she wins cases with incredibly sharp analysis and by managing to spot the points that others miss.”

Chambers UK Bar

“She is well read, she is extremely user-friendly and she is thorough in her preparation and in her advice – she is everything that you need in a junior barrister.”

Chambers UK Bar

Georgina Churchhouse

“She is super-bright, she has excellent judgement and she wins cases with incredibly sharp analysis and by managing to spot the points that others miss.”

Chambers UK Bar

“She is well read, she is extremely user-friendly and she is thorough in her preparation and in her advice – she is everything that you need in a junior barrister.”

Chambers UK Bar

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Georgina Churchhouse is an experienced trial and appellate advocate, practising across the full range of statutory employment, commercial employment, High Court business protection, discrimination, sports, professional discipline and regulatory disputes, both as sole and junior counsel. She is recognised by Chambers and Partners 2022 as an ‘‘Up and Coming’’ employment junior for her ability as both a trial and appellate advocate, having acted unled in complex multi week trials in the Employment Tribunal and on appeal in the EAT, as well as acting led in precedent setting cases in the Court of Appeal. She sits on the Executive Committee of the Discrimination Law Association and the Junior Members Committee of the Employment Lawyers Association. Her book, A Practical Guide to Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination, is due to be published in early 2022.

Chambers and Partners describes Georgina in the following terms:

  • “She is super-bright, she has excellent judgement and she wins cases with incredibly sharp analysis and by managing to spot the points that others miss”
  • “She is well read, she is extremely user-friendly and she is thorough in her preparation and in her advice – she is everything that you need in a junior barrister.”

Georgina enjoys a busy trial, appellate and advisory practice and is deployed in complex, novel and high value litigation at first instance and on appeal either as sole counsel or working collaboratively in a team of counsel. She enjoys repeat instructions from loyal clients at tier 1 Senior Executive and Respondent employment firms, working with clients in the financial services, professional services, media, tech, insurance, NHS, higher education, and charity sectors.

She offers her clients significant trial and appellate experience relative to her call date and has appeared unled in complex multi week trials in the ET against significantly more senior counsel and in cases pleaded in excess of 7 figures. She also has a growing appellate practice and has appeared twice unled in the EAT and twice led in the Court of Appeal, in novel and precedent setting litigation which has shaped employment law. Owing to her prior experience as a Lecturer and Judicial Assistant at the Court of Appeal, she is also adept at drafting pleadings and advices involving complex points of law.

Having spent time in a solicitor’s office, Georgina understands the need for prompt, commercial and client friendly advice and enjoys fostering a close working relationship with instructing solicitors in order to achieve the best results for every client. She prides herself on being forensic in her preparation, but personable and approachable with her clients.

Current and Recent Highlights of Georgina’s work include:

  • Appearing in the Court of Appeal as a junior to Jeremy Lewis in Ibrahim v HCA International Ltd, examining the application of the public interest test in Chesterton Global Ltd v Nurmohamed (Whistleblowing).
  • Appearing unled in the EAT in Santos Gomes v Higher Level Care Ltd and later led in the Court of Appeal (Working time). This is the leading case on compensation for breaches of the Working Time Directive. Georgina acted at all stages of proceedings.
  • Appearing unled in the EAT in Wilkinson v DVSA (ongoing) (Unfair Dismissal). Georgina acted at all stages of proceedings.
  • Appearing unled in the Employment Tribunal in a 4-week disability, race and religious discrimination, failure to make reasonable adjustments, harassment and victimisation trial, acting for the Respondent, a National Charity (ongoing) (Equality Act claims).
  • Appearing unled in the Employment Tribunal in a week-long trial, acting for the Respondent brokerage house operating in the financial services sector (ongoing) (Equality Act claims).
  • Advising a Government Department on the entitlement of transgender men to pregnancy and maternity benefits (Human Rights Act 1998, EU retained law, Pregnancy and Maternity Benefits, SSCBA 1992).
  • Whilst a Judicial Assistant in the Court of Appeal working on Chesterton Global Ltd v Nurmohamed (Whistleblowing), Interim Executive Board of Al Harij School v Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Direct ‘mirrored’ discrimination) and Brogden v Investec Bank Plc (Bonus disputes).

Further details of Georgina’s experience can be viewed under the tabs on the right or by downloading her CV at the top of this page.

Outside of Chambers, Georgina enjoys surfing, tennis, skiing, cycling, guitar, photography and mixology. She also has a love of live music, festivals and travel.

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