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Georgina Leadbetter

Georgina Leadbetter

Call: 2013

Barrister

"A star of the future, who is exceptionally bright but personable. Fantastic client skills, while at the same time being able to produce high-quality work, particularly written submissions."

Legal 500 2022

"She is a superb barrister."

Chambers & Partners 2021

“Accomplished junior who is able to boast wide expertise in substantial employment cases up to the Supreme Court.”

Chambers & Partners 2021

"She has a very sharp intellect and excellent drafting skills."

Chambers & Partners 2021

“Reliable, very popular with clients and strong on whistleblowing cases. Her advice is clear and her advocacy impressive.”

Legal 500 2021

"Quick thinking"

Legal 500 2021

Georgina Leadbetter

"A star of the future, who is exceptionally bright but personable. Fantastic client skills, while at the same time being able to produce high-quality work, particularly written submissions."

Legal 500 2022

"She is a superb barrister."

Chambers & Partners 2021

“Accomplished junior who is able to boast wide expertise in substantial employment cases up to the Supreme Court.”

Chambers & Partners 2021

"She has a very sharp intellect and excellent drafting skills."

Chambers & Partners 2021

“Reliable, very popular with clients and strong on whistleblowing cases. Her advice is clear and her advocacy impressive.”

Legal 500 2021

"Quick thinking"

Legal 500 2021

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Georgina is an accomplished junior barrister with a strong background in employment and commercial law, specialising in all forms of litigation arising from the employment relationship.

She is sought out for sensitive and complex employment tribunal disputes and for business protection litigation in the High Court (including relating to restrictive covenants, confidential information and fiduciary duties, from injunction to speedy trial).

Georgina is experienced in high-level appellate litigation. She has recently appeared in two landmark employment law cases in the Supreme Court:

  • Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake [2021] I.C.R. 758 (led by David Reade QC and Niran de Silva QC): Georgina acted for the successful Respondent in this landmark appeal regarding the application of National Minimum Wage legislation to sleep-in shifts. This appeal was one of The Lawyer’s Top Appeals of 2020.
  • Royal Mail Group Ltd v Efobi [2021] 1 W.L.R. 3863 (led by David Reade QC and David Flood). Georgina acted for the successful Respondent in this leading authority on the operation of the “shifting” burden of proof under the Equality Act 2010.

Beyond the employment field, Georgina advises on and appears in a diverse range of contractual matters, and in non-employment disputes under the Equality Act 2010 (in particular those relating to qualifications bodies).

Georgina is featured in Chambers & Partners as ‘Up and Coming’ and in Legal 500 as a ‘Rising Star’:

  •  “A star of the future, who is exceptionally bright but personable. Fantastic client skills, while at the same time being able to produce high-quality work, particularly written submissions.” (Legal 500 2022, Employment)
  • “A superb barrister” with “very sharp intellect and excellent drafting skills” (Chambers & Partners 2021, Employment)
  • “Accomplished junior who is able to boast wide expertise in substantial employment cases up to the Supreme Court”(Chambers & Partners 2021, Employment)
  • “Reliable, very popular with clients and strong on whistleblowing cases. Her advice is clear and her advocacy impressive”(Legal 500 2021, Employment)

Employment and Discrimination

High Court Employment and Business Protection

Commercial

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