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Susan-GeorgeBIG

Susan George

Barrister
Call 1990

About Me

Susan George is a ranked junior who practices in private and public law child care work and court of protection work. She represents all parties including children, vulnerable adults, prospective adopters and local authorities, as well as extended family members. Her knowledge and approach to cases is enhanced by her substantial experience sitting as a tribunal judge, particularly in cases involving immigration, social security or human rights issues.
She has particular expertise in the following areas:
– Serious injuries to children; infant death and near fatal injuries
– Complex neglect/emotional abuse
– Sexual abuse of children, she has extensive experience of representing child and adult victims of inter-familial and/or generational abuse – leading junior in three week High Court sexual abuse case involving 4 generations
– Fabricated illness and other complex medical injury cases
– Complex private law proceedings; representation of rule 9.5 Guardians and parents
– Adoption, Special Guardianship and Wardship
– Forced marriage
Children, private and public
COP
Human Rights
Immigration
International
Social Welfare

Education

LLB (Hons) University of London (UCL)

 

Professional Memberships

Family Law Bar Association
South Eastern Circuit (Ambassador)
Association of Lawyers for Children
Liberty / NCCL
Gray’s Inn

 

Appointments

Tribunal Judge Social Entitlement Chamber (First Tier) – Appointed 2013
Immigration Judge (First Tier) – Appointed 2014
Assigned to the Court of Protection 2014-2015

What the Directories Say

“Her approach to a case is always reassuring and she’s always exceptionally prepared.” “She is a very effective advocate.” Chambers and Partners 2019
“She is a very balanced lawyer; in court she is an excellent judge of when to press forward and when to hold back. She is very caring towards clients and gives excellent advice.” Chambers and Partners 2017
“An excellent all-rounder, who is very experienced and empathetic with clients.” Chambers and Partners 2016
“She will fight her corner but she’s a realistic advocate.” Chambers and Partners 2016
“An experienced junior respected by her peers for her work representing guardians, parents and local authorities in some of the most serious public children law cases. Chambers and Partners 2015
London Borough of Haringey v S [2007] 1 FLR 387, [2006] EWHC 2001 (Fam)
8 year old Angolan child accused of witchcraft involving serious physical and emotional abuse. Concurrent criminal proceedings. ([2006]EWCA Crim 749, [2006] 2 Cr App R (S) 87)
A v SM & anor [2012] EWHC 435 (Fam) – Forced marriage
Case heard by Baker J which included consideration of applications for forced marriage protection orders under Part 4A of the Family Law Act.
Re M (Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order: No Order on Application) [2019] EWHC 527 (Fam)

Awards

Chambers UK Bar
Leader in the field 2019

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Chambers UK Bar
Leader in the field 2018

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Chambers UK Bar
Leader in the field 2017

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