5 Essex Court

Georgina Wolfe

Call 2006

"She is an outstanding advocate, logical, methodical, and easily gains the respect of the court; a star"
Legal 500 2020

Georgina is recognised as a leading junior specialising in the areas of police law, public law, human rights and civil liberties, inquests and public inquiries, prison law and malfeasance claims (assault, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and misfeasance). She is ranked in Chambers UK for Police Law (Band 2) and Inquests and Public Inquiries (Band 2).

Georgina was appointed to the Attorney General’s B Panel of Counsel in 2016 (having been on the C Panel since 2012). She appears regularly as sole counsel and junior counsel before a range of courts and tribunals. She has appeared in some of the leading cases in her fields of expertise, including Belhaj v Jack Straw and ors and in the Supreme Court in R (Roberts) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and R (Catt and T) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and ACPO.  

Georgina has particular expertise in inquests and inquiries and is currently instructed in the Undercover Policing Inquiry and the Infected Blood Inquiry. She has also appeared in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and the inquests into the deaths arising from the Fishmongers’ Hall terror attacks (for West Midlands Police) and those of Carl Sargeant (for the Labour Party), Max Clifford (for the Ministry of Justice) and Geoff Gray at Deepcut Barracks (for the MoD).

Georgina is happy to provide training to solicitors on all aspects of her practice and has recently presented a Masterclass in Inquests to numerous police forces and public authorities. 

Georgina co-authored a chapter of National Security Law (OUP, 2021) with Charlotte Ventham and The Path to Pupillage (Sweet & Maxwell, 2008; Third Edition 2013) with Alexander Robson.

Georgina was runner up in the First 100 Years’ Inspirational Women in Law Award 2017 and is a Trustee of the Harold G. Fox Scholarship.