Georgia Beatty

Year of Call: 2017

Georgia practises in all areas of criminal law and in extradition matters. She also accepts instructions in family proceedings.

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Overview

Georgia is a barrister practising in all areas of criminal law. She both defends and prosecutes in a wide range of criminal cases.  

In addition to her criminal practice, Georgia has a growing practice in extradition law and has been instructed in both Part 1 and Part 2 cases. She also accepts instructions in family proceedings.

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.’

Additional Information

Education and awards

 

Education

  • 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).

Awards

  • Princess Royal Scholarship, Inner Temple.
  • Advocacy Award, University of Law.

Professional Memberships

  • Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum (DELF).
  • Inner Temple.
  • Women in Criminal Law (WICL).

Criminal Defence

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 in both the Youth Court and the Magistrates’ Court, 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

Georgia has prosecuted a variety of criminal offences in the Magistrates’ Court.  She also has experience in disclosure matters, having been instructed to undertake a disclosure review for a private prosecution.   

Extradition & International

Georgia has represented clients facing extradition in both Part 1 and Part 2 cases, including territories such as Poland, Lithuania, Portugal, Albania and Moldova. She has been instructed in extradition hearings at all stages in the Magistrates’ Court, from first appearances to final hearings.

Family, Children & International Family

Georgia is regularly instructed to represent both applicants and respondents in non-molestation order and occupation order applications. She has also acted in child arrangements orders and care proceedings.   

Cases of Note

Criminal Defence

R v CB [2019]

Georgia secured an acquittal for a client charged with harassment of a 13-year-old girl. The case involved cross-examination of a vulnerable youth complainant via live link.

R v JA [2019]

Georgia represented a client charged with causing ABH to a support worker in a psychiatric hospital while detained under the Mental Health Act. The case involved live expert evidence from several medical professionals. Georgia also represented the client at the sentencing hearing, where he received a suspended sentence.

R v CH [2019]

Georgia successfully represented the Appellant in an appeal against conviction in the Magistrates’ Court for two charges of possession of an offensive weapon. The appeal was allowed and both convictions were quashed.