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GEORGINA GRIGGS

Immigration 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 developed a broad range of experience having worked on a variety of immigration cases, including both personal and business immigration law matters. She has worked with migrants to gain entry to the UK, to extend their stay in the UK, and to settle and naturalise as British. 

    Georgina has a particular interest in business immigration matters. She has experience of preparing applications for Sole Representatives of Overseas Businesses and Representatives of Overseas Newspapers, applications for exceptionally talented and promising persons, and Tier 1 (Investor) applications. Georgina also enjoys assisting Start-up and Innovator applicants. A large proportion of Georgina’s practice involves assisting organisations to apply for, and maintain, Sponsor Licences in order to sponsor migrants to work in the UK. She also assists with Skilled Worker, Intra Company, and T2 Minister of Religion applications. 

    Georgina enjoys keeping a varied practice and working on personal immigration cases. She  has considerable experience working on Appendix FM applications, including spouses, fiancé(e)s, and adult dependant relative visas, as well as EEA and human rights applications.

    Georgina has assisted with, and herself prepared, numerous successful human rights and EEA appeals against decisions of the Secretary of State for the Home Department and Entry Clearance Officers. She has also been successful in challenging decisions of the Secretary of State by way of pre-action protocol and judicial review. Georgina has also appeared in numerous First-tier Tribunal hearings including appeal hearings, bail hearings and CMRs.

    Georgina previously worked at the Government Legal Department, where she advised Home Office caseworkers on the prospect of defending judicial reviews against immigration decisions. She developed a sound understanding of judicial review procedures and processes, as well as experience in family and private life, asylum, and points-based system cases. She also worked on high-profile cases whilst advising the Home Office, including the litigation following the BBC Documentary “Panorama: Britain’s Immigration Secrets”

    Georgina’s previous experience also includes working at the Home Office where she worked for UK Visas and Immigration as a litigation caseworker. 

    Georgina enjoys writing about changes to the UK’s immigration law and publishing blogs on Chambers’ website. 

  • 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
  • Testimonials:

    “From the moment we were connected with Daria and Miss Georgina Griggs, were felt so reassured and supported. We had an especially complicated and nightmare-ish situation on our hands, but Georgina made it possible not only to salvage our current application (saving us over €3000 euros in error-related fees!) but also to get an SUCCESSFUL spousal visa in a matter of weeks. She caught mistakes and details that we would NEVER have been able to find on our own.

    We are over-the-moon – it’s our dream to move to the UK, and so we could not be more grateful to Georgina in her amazing efforts. Even with our nonstop questions and complex situation, she was able to advise us with grace and kindness.”

    Application for entry clearance as a spouse under Appendix FM granted.

    “I highly recommend Richmond chambers, my experience had been too good… GEORGINA is excellence at par, a Perfectionist, finding the smallest mistakes, working with passion, response to query’s even while on leave, one can chose this team blindly without giving a second thoughts.”

    Entry clearance application to the UK as a Sole Representative granted. 

    “Excellent service, quick turnaround times and extensive expertise. Special thanks to Georgina Griggs for her fantastic guidance.”

    Global Talent application for Indefinite Leave to Remain granted. 

    “Well done to the whole team, including Georgina Griggs who also played a major role in preparing and reviewing my bundle…I would highly recommend them!”

    Human Rights appeal allowed.

    “Absolutely I do not know how to thank Alex, Zoe, Georgina and others for the service we have received recently. Only one sentence is coming in my mind at the moment and that is, “I have never seen such professional, friendly, absolutely highly qualified Barristers in Immigration law in my life and my wife and I would like to give thanks, gratitude and love to them from the depth of our hearts”  

    TOEIC / Human Rights appeal allowed

  • Languages:

    Georgina is fluent in Welsh.

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