‘She is excellent in all aspects of her work – oral and written advocacy, case preparation and client care – and she is able to successfully challenge a case that other barristers cannot.’
The Legal 500 2024.
"She is highly knowledgeable in extradition law and has excellent judgement."
The Legal 500, 2023
“Her knowledge of the law is first-class and her approach to witness handling is fair, balanced and effective.”
Chambers & Partners 2024.
“Georgia's advocacy style is robust, yet calm, which can be a difficult balancing act. She is not easily ruffled.”
Chambers & Partners 2024.
Georgia specialises in extradition law. She is recognised as a Rising Star, in the Legal 500 in international crime & extradition, she is also recognised as a leading junior in Chambers and Partners for her work in extradition.
Her extradition practice includes both Part 1 and Part 2 matters and involves a wide range of legal issues arising under the Extradition Act 2003 and the European Convention on Human Rights.
"An excellent advocate who can be instructed in serious and complex matters well above her call."
Chambers & Partners, 2023
"Georgia is an excellent lawyer, with a keen eye for detail and the ability to cut through even the most complex of cases. In court her aptitude for cross-examining expert witnesses is second to none."
The Legal 500, 2023
In addition to her extradition practice, Georgia has a busy practice in all areas of Criminal Law. She both defends and prosecutes in criminal proceedings at the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Courts.
Instructing solicitors have said:
"Ms Beatty was phenomenal in her handling of the case and received positive feedback from all. … I have found Ms Beatty to be a hardworking barrister with personal and professional skills of a very high level."
"Ms Beatty has shown herself to be reliable and effective with the instructions that we have given her. I have had positive feedback from clients she has represented who have all been happy with her service."
Professional Panel Appointments
- CPS General Crime Advocate Panel: Level 2.
- CPS Extradition Advocate Panel: Level 3.
- Government Legal Department: Junior Junior scheme.
Extradition & International
Georgia prosecutes and defends in a wide variety of extradition matters, including both Part 1 and Part 2 cases. She is regularly instructed in extradition hearings at all stages, from first appearances in the Magistrates’ Court to substantive appeal hearings before the High Court. Georgia has significant experience of extradition matters involving expert evidence on a variety of topics, country-wide thematic issues and complex points of law.
Georgia has completed a 10-month secondment with the CPS Extradition Unit, where she acted as a reviewing lawyer for a substantial caseload of Part 1 cases. Georgia is a Level 3 Panel Advocate for the CPS Extradition Panel. In her defence practice, Georgia’s instructions have included cases where a certificate for counsel has been granted due to the complexity or severity of the issues raised.
Georgia has experience in matters involving International Law. She has a particular academic interest in crimes falling within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court and has published on this topic. Additionally, her extradition instructions have involved interpretation of international agreements, in particular the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. She has also assisted in cases concerning applications to remove INTERPOL Red Notices and has advised in immigration matters concerning the application of European Law.
Georgia defends clients in a wide range of criminal proceedings in the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Courts. Her diverse criminal defence practice has included cases of violence, possession and supply of drugs, offensive weapons and dishonesty. She has acted in cases involving multiple co-defendants and contested expert evidence.
Georgia has successfully represented vulnerable defendants and has also been instructed in a number of cases involving vulnerable witnesses. She has undertaken specialist Youth Justice advocacy training with the Youth Justice Legal Centre.
Criminal Prosecutions - Private & Public
Georgia is regularly instructed by the CPS to prosecute a variety of criminal offences in the Crown Court. She has also been instructed by the Metropolitan Police Service to prosecute breaches of Domestic Violence Protection Orders and by the Probation Service to prosecute breaches of Community Orders. Georgia has experience in conducting private prosecutions, including matters concerning counterfeit goods and animal cruelty.
Georgia also has experience in disclosure matters, having been instructed to undertake a disclosure review for a private prosecution.
- Georgia is a Level 2 Panel Advocate for the CPS General Crime Panel.
Inquests & Inquiries
Georgia accepts instructions in relation to Public Inquiries & Inquests.
Georgia accepts instructions in relation to Immigration matters.
Education and awards
- Leiden University: LLM in Public International Law (Cum Laude).
- University of Law: Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent).
- London School of Economics and Political Science: LLB in Laws (First Class Honours).
- Princess Royal Scholarship, Inner Temple.
- Advocacy Award, University of Law.
‘War crimes in cyberspace: prosecuting disruptive cyber operations under Article 8 of the Rome Statute’ – The Military Law and the Law of War Review, Volume 58, Issue 2
- Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum (DELF).
- Criminal Bar Association (CBA).
- The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.
- Women in Criminal Law (WICL).
- Young Fraud Lawyers’ Association (YFLA).