Personal Immigration
Business Immigration




Immigration Barrister

BA (Hons), GDL, BPTC, Barrister

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
  • 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
  • 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. Though 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,  Georgina’s practice covers all areas of business immigration. Her practice includes: Skilled Worker and Minister of Religion applications, Innovator Founder (endorsement and immigration applications), Global Talent applications (particularly endorsement applicants to Tech Nation now Founders Forum), and Global Business Mobility applications, including Senior / Specialist and Expansion Workers. Georgina also assists with extension applications for the Representative of an Overseas Business, Tier 1 (Entrepreneur), and Tier 1 (Investor) routes following the closure to new applicants. 

    Georgina enjoys keeping a varied practice and working on personal immigration cases. She has considerable experience working on Appendix FM applications, including spouses / civil partners, fiancé(e)s / proposed civil partners, and adult dependent 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 merits of judicial review claims 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. 

  • Testimonials:

    “I was working with Georgina, Lucy, and Annie in getting a sponsorship license for my company over the past couple of months. My experience working with them was amazing, they were very professional, responsive, and accessible, and everything was laid out in clear detail. All of my queries were quickly cleared up.

    They are impeccable in their service, even the smallest of details were picked up. The sponsorship license was granted on the first try, along with my work visa. I am really happy with the service they provided and couldn’t recommend them enough. I am especially thankful to Georgina and her team.”

    Skilled Worker sponsor licence for a start-up and subsequent immigration application granted. 

    “I had a very complex case. I used Richmond Chambers for both my ILR and naturalisation applications. Thankfully, both applications were successful. The team led by Georgina and including Annie and Daria were very professional and prompt throughout my journey. The quality of work and material produced was exceptional as they are barristers which makes a huge difference.

    The application experience can be very intense, however I was very fortunate to work with Georgina and the team as they made the experience very smooth.

    Georgina was very attentive and swift in all matters, having an eye for details and explaining all legal jargon in a user-friendly manner. She takes the extra mile to deliver and clearly has an in-depth understanding of the latest regulations and is very analytical. She made the experience very comfortable, you need someone like Georgina for such applications!”

    Skilled Worker ILR and British citizenship applications granted.

    “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. 

    “We worked with Richmond Chambers barrister Georgina Griggs to secure a U.K. visa for my fiancé, and would absolutely recommend her. Georgina was responsive, helpful, friendly, experienced, and very much on top of our application for the nine months we worked with her. While the experience by nature is stressful, we knew we were in good hands with Georgina.”

  • Languages:

    Georgina is fluent in Welsh.