5 Essex Court

Georgina Wolfe

Call 2006

Police Law

Georgina acts on behalf of a number of Constabularies throughout the country as well as for the Independent Office for Police Conduct. She is recommended by Chambers UK for Police Law (Band 2).

Georgina has particular interests in civil trials and judicial review. She is frequently instructed on a wide variety of issues relating to the police including false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, conspiracy to injure, assault, wrongful arrest, retention of DNA and photographs, cases involving protesters, misconduct, human trafficking, the exercise of police powers, human rights and personal injury.

Recent and current cases include:

Arran Coghlan v Chief Constable of Cheshire Police and ors [2018] EWHC 34 (QB) – claim for malicious prosecution following the shooting of Stephen Akinyemi, led by Jeremy Johnson QC

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

R (Roberts) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2015] UKSC 79, [2016] 1 WLR 210 – challenge to s60 stop and search powers, led by Jeremy Johnson QC

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

Brookfield Aviation International Ltd v Guildford Crown Court [2015] EWHC 3465 (Admin) – challenge to a police search warrant

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

R (E7) v Chairman of the Azelle Rodney Inquiry [2014] EWHC 452 (Admin) – challenge to the findings of a public inquiry, led by Samantha Leek QC

R (Ramsden) v IPCC [2013] EWHC 3969 (Admin) – defending a challenge to the (then) IPCC’s decision not to take witness statements from witnesses to an alleged assault

R (Chief Constable of West Yorkshire) v IPCC [2014] EWCA Civ 1367 – a challenge to the ambit of IPCC reports, led by Matthew Holdcroft

She is currently the senior junior for Leicestershire Police in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse being led by Samantha Leek QC and for two officers in the Undercover Policing Inquiry led by Jason Beer QC.