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Georgina Leadbetter

Georgina Leadbetter

Call: 2013

Barrister

“Georgina has capabilities well beyond her call. She is brilliant on paper and has a clear advocacy style.”

Legal 500 2023

"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

"Her written submissions are very detailed and very impressive."

Chambers & Partners 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

“Georgina has capabilities well beyond her call. She is brilliant on paper and has a clear advocacy style.”

Legal 500 2023

"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

"Her written submissions are very detailed and very impressive."

Chambers & Partners 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

Contact

Georgina is a highly-regarded trial and appellate advocate specialising in employment and commercial litigation. She has been commended by Chambers & Partners as “a superb barrister” and by Legal 500 as “a star of the future, who is exceptionally bright but personable”. This year, at under 10 years’ call, Georgina has been nominated by Legal 500 as Employment Junior of the Year 2022.

Georgina has a busy High Court practice primarily focused around business protection litigation (including cases concerning restrictive covenants, confidential information, fiduciary duties, and conspiracy claims). She appears in such disputes frequently, either as sole counsel or as junior to a KC, and is experienced in the full life cycle of such cases from the earliest stages to interim applications and through to trial.

Georgina also has considerable experience of appellate litigation for her call. She regularly appears as sole counsel in the EAT, and as junior counsel has recently appeared (led by David Reade KC) in two landmark employment cases in the Supreme Court: Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake [2021] I.C.R. 758 (the application of National Minimum Wage legislation to sleep-in shifts) and Royal Mail Group Ltd v Efobi [2021] 1 W.L.R. 3863 (the burden of proof under the Equality Act 2010).

Georgina’s tribunal practice often features disputes with concurrent High Court and employment tribunal elements. She acts across the full range of statutory employment matters and frequently appears in complex discrimination and whistleblowing cases.

Georgina is also ranked as a Leading Junior by Legal 500 (Tier 4) and featured in Chambers & Partners as ‘Up and Coming’:

  • “Georgina has capabilities well beyond her call. She is brilliant on paper and has a clear advocacy style.” (Legal 500 2023, Employment)
  • 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)
  • “Her written submissions are very detailed and very impressive.” (Chambers & Partners 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)

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