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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 persons, and Tier 1 (Investor) applications. Georgina also 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 the preparation of 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 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:

    “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!”

    “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”  

    “The preparation and enormous input from Ms Alexandra Pease and Mr Alex Papasotiriou as well as Miss Georgina Griggs, were expertly done. Mr Alex Papasotiriou was present in the Tribunal and his expertise paid off as well. Ms Georgina Griggs as well was present… Sincerely speaking, the fees I paid were fully justified at the end, as the meticulous attention to details by Ms Georgina Griggs, the preparation of witness statements, and much more (too many to mention) eventually paid off and our Appeal was allowed by the Honorable Judge. Ms Georgina Griggs checked all statements and made sure all were factual and no inaccuracies. I was lucky.”

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