5 Essex Court

Georgina Wolfe

Call 2006

Inquests

Georgina has particular expertise in inquest law and is recommended by Chambers UK for Inquests and Public Inquiries (Band 3).

She regularly appears on behalf of the police, the prison service, NHS Trusts, care homes and social services as well as other Interested Persons and families. She often appears in subsequent civil actions.

She is currently acting for the Ministry of Justice in the inquest touching on the death of Max Clifford and as junior counsel for the Ministry of Defence in the inquest into the death of Geoff Gray (Deepcut).

She has previously appeared in a number of high-profile inquests. She was junior counsel in the inquests into the deaths of Kingsley Burrell, Colette Lynch and Sabina Akhtar. She has a particular experience in deaths in custody and death following restraint.

Georgina also has significant experience acting in inquests involving healthcare and alleged clinical negligence. She has acted for NHS Trusts and County Councils (social services) in inquests involving the treatment of diabetes, bed sores, heart conditions, myocarditis, epilepsy, cirrhosis of the liver and neurosarcoidosis, among others.

Georgina was junior counsel for the Defendants in the significant inquest costs case of Lynch v Chief Constable of Warwickshire Constabulary and ors [2014] Inquest L.R. 247 (led by Nicholas Bacon QC).

Notable inquests include:

Forthcoming inquest into the death of Max Clifford – acting for the MoJ; Mr Clifford died in custody allegedly as the result of delay in diagnosis of a heart condition

Forthcoming inquest into the death of Geoff Gray – junior counsel for the MoD in the inquest arising from the death of a private at the Deepcut barracks

Inquest into the death of Carole Lovett – acted for the NHS Trust; Ms Lovett died after medical staff failed to calculate and act upon National Early Warning Signs scores

Inquest into the death of Stephen Akinyemi – acted for Cheshire Constabulary in the inquest arising from the shooting of Mr Akinyemi (and as junior in the subsequent civil action [2018] EWHC 34 (QB))

Inquest into the death of Kingsley Burrell – junior for West Midlands police following Mr Burrell’s death having been under police restraint

Inquest into the death of Jan McLean – acted for Surrey Police; Mr McLean died in police custody having ingested cocaine

Inquest into the death of George Mason – acted for social services in the inquest arising from the death of a dementia patient who absconded from a care home

Inquest into the deaths of Roger and Mathilde Lamb – acted for the family; the couple died in unusual circumstances while abroad.