5 Essex Court

Georgina Wolfe

Call 2006

Human Rights

Georgina undertakes a wide variety of human rights work and has appeared in landmark cases at every level, including the Supreme Court. Her human rights practice spans civil actions, judicial review and inquests. She has particular expertise in relation to Article 2, 3 and 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Notable and recent cases include:

Rudall v Crown Prosecution Service and Chief Constable of South Wales [2016] EWHC 2884 (QB) – High Court trial for malicious prosecution, misfeasance and conspiracy to injure and breaches of Article 8, led by Jason Beer QC

Coghlan v Chief Constable of Cheshire Police and others [2018] EWHC 34 (QB) – acted as junior counsel for Cheshire Police; on receipt of the application to strike out, the Claimant withdrew the human rights claims intimated

R (Catt and T) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and ACPO [2015] UKSC 9; [2015] A.C. 1065 – Article 8 claims giving rise to linked appeals relating to police retention of information about a protester and a harassment warning letter, led by Jeremy Johnson QC

R (Roberts) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2015] UKSC 79, [2016] 1 WLR 210 – challenge to s60 stop and search powers as a breach of Articles 8 (and at first instance, Article 14), led by Jeremy Johnson QC

R (Khosa) v Secretary of State for Justice and Governor of HMP Long Lartin – Article 8 challenge to a prison’s decision to limit a prisoner’s contact to children

R (TD) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2014] EWCA Civ 585 – police retention of CRIS reports, led by Jeremy Johnson QC

Oral Wright v Ministry of Justice – appeared for the Defendant in the trial of breaches of the Claimant’s Article 3 rights.