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Welcome to

New Park Court Chambers

"Regarded as ‘one of the most prominent sets for crime in the North of England’."
- Legal 500 2015

Private Client

"Clients 'would strongly recommend New Park Court Chambers to anyone looking for a strong criminal or regulatory lawyer'."
- Chambers and Partners 2016

Georgina Goring 2012

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Georgina became a member of Chambers in September 2014 after successfully completing her pupillage.

Georgina accepts instructions from a variety of regulators and professional individuals in disciplinary and regulatory hearings.  She is also instructed in Inquests on behalf of individuals and organisations.  Also in all aspects of criminal and civil work.

Areas of Practice

Regulatory and Professional Discipline

Georgina has an established understanding of professional regulation having represented the Nursing and Midwifery Council at a variety of Fitness to Practise hearings, substantive order review, interim order and restoration hearings during a secondment.

Prior to joining the Bar she worked within the General Medical Council’s in house legal team.

Georgina was a noting junior in a conspiracy to defraud the Traffic Commissioner trial.  This case improved Georgina’s knowledge of Transport Law and the role of the Traffic Commissioner in relation to issuing and control of vehicle operator licenses.  Georgina accepts instructions in all aspects of Transport Law including public inquiries.

Recent regulatory cases:

  • NTCL v AM [2016]: Represented a teacher in front of his regulatory body.  Successfully persuaded the Panel to set aside a prohibition order, allowing the teacher to return to teaching after a 5 year period.  Advised on the need of a psychiatric report after considering medical evidence.
  • NMC v PJD [2016]: Represented the NMC.  Allegations found proved against senior nurse who physically and verbally abused an elderly care home Resident who had severe learning difficulties.  The Conduct and Competence Committee found impairment and that his actions were incompatible with remaining on the Register, thus Nurse D was struck off.
  • NMC v AWH [2015]: Represented the NMC.  15 allegations found proved in relation to substantial midwifery failures regarding high risk patients.  The Panel found that numerous mothers and babies were placed at a significant risk of harm as a consequence of Midwife H’s failures.  Dealt with evidence surrounding cardiotocography traces and partograms.
  • NMC v MOA [2015]: Represented the NMC.  The Registrant was struck off due to dishonestly misusing Trust property, costing the Trust over £3,000.
  • NMC v CI [2015]: represented the NMC in a 12 day hearing involving allegations of clinical incompetency and dishonesty. Handled complex evidence regarding the technicalities of administering opioid based medication whilst the Registrant worked as a specialised palliative care nurse.  The Panel found the Registrant’s fitness to practise impaired and imposed an 8 month suspension order.
  • NMC v CT [2015]: represented the NMC.  Over 10 charges found proved relating to serious failures to provide adequate care to various service users at a home for vulnerable adults where the Registrant was the manager.  The Panel imposed a striking off order.

Inquests

Georgina is instructed both by individual interested parties and companies/organisations in a variety of inquests.  She has a thorough understanding of coronial law and has previously assisted Paul Greaney QC researching the changes stemming from the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 for a lecture delivered to other professionals.

Crime

Georgina is regularly instructed to prosecute and defend in the Crown Court, Youth Court and Magistrates’ Court in a wide range of offences including violence, dishonesty, drugs and driving offences. She is a CPS Level 2 Prosecutor.

Georgina has experience dealing with both young and vulnerable witnesses and conducting proceedings through an interpreter.

Georgina has been directly instructed on behalf of the Police force to prosecute road traffic offences and therefore has a wide knowledge and understanding of traffic offences.

Recent cases include:

  • R v Sullivan and Walker [2016]  – successfully prosecuted a violent robbery in the home of an elderly lady.  The Defendants were sentenced to 13 years and 8 years respectively.
  • R v Aslam [2016] - defendant charged with domestic breach of restraining order and assault.  Acquitted on all counts.
  • R v S – Successfully defended a man of good character charged with disclosing sexual photographs with the intention to cause distress (‘Revenge Porn’). The Defendant was acquitted by jury.
  • R v Ellis and Others – Prosecuted a multi handed robbery, whereupon a variety of legal issues were successfully dealt with such as a voir dire dealing with the admissibility of one defendant’s interview.

Civil

In her Personal Injury practice, Georgina regularly appears in the County Court in road traffic accident cases.   She also has experience of both fast track and multi-track trials.   She has also advised Claimants and Defendants on both liability and quantum in a range of personal injury matters

In Housing Law, Georgina has successfully gained possession orders.  She also has experience in obtaining (ex parte) injunctions and powers of arrest orders.

Georgina has experience of drafting statements of case, skeleton arguments and orders.

Recent civil work includes:

  • Amiry v Leeds City Council [2016]: Represented the Council.  Successfully defended in a claim under the Highways Act 1980, it was found that the Council had satisfied the criteria set out in the section 58 defence.  The Council were awarded their full costs.

Civil Actions Against the Police

Georgina has a developing practice in this area where she advises on a variety of issues and causes of action.  She is happy to advise either in writing or in conference.

Qualifications

LLB, Law, Upper Second Class with Honours, University of Leeds (2007 – 2010)

Bar Professional Training Course, Very Competent, Nottingham Law School (2011 – 2012)

Awarded the Hubert Greenland Scholarship by Lincoln’s Inn (2013)

Memberships

North Eastern Regulatory Lawyers