5 Essex Court

Georgina Wolfe

Call 2006

Public / Administrative

Georgina undertakes all areas of public law work, including prison law, judicial review, human rights and inquests. She regularly appears in permission and substantive hearings before the Administrative Court (including Divisional Courts) as well as appeals up to the Supreme Court.

Recent and notable cases include:

Belhaj v Jack Straw, Sir Mark Allen, Security and Intelligence Service, Security Service, Attorney General, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Home Office – on the Defendants’ counsel team in this closed material procedure case concerning alleged complicity in extraordinary rendition and torture. The claim was settled following an apology issued by the Prime Minister.

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 (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

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

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

R (Ramsden) v IPCC [2013] EWHC 3969 (Admin) – defending a challenge to the 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

R (AXT) v Chief Constable of Kent Constabulary – a challenge to the police’s decision not to refer a case to the CPS prior to discontinuing the investigation