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Georgina Rushworth

Barrister

About

Georgina specialises in financial disputes on divorce, relationship breakdown and contentious children cases, involving welfare issues, relocation and abduction. Regarded as a highly knowledgeable and skilful advocate with a real flair for putting people at their ease, Georgina’s knowledge of French and German makes her an excellent choice for any case with an international element.

Experience

Georgina’s practice encompasses all areas of private family law with a focus on financial remedy upon divorce, cohabitation disputes, schedule 1 and complex children cases involving both welfare and international issues. Georgina appears regularly in the High Court and has also appeared in the Court of Appeal.

Georgina has been a member of chambers since 2010. Before joining, with an important scholarship, Georgina was employed by Hugh James, a top 100 UK law firm based in Cardiff, working on high net worth divorce cases and child abduction cases. Georgina had previously embarked on an acting career and combined her training at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with work as a bilingual assistant for Campbell Lutyens, a corporate finance boutique in Mayfair. This experience affords Georgina a commanding presence in court and an insight into complex financial arrangements.

Recent cases include:

  • In the High Court, in an application under the inherent jurisdiction concerning an alleged abduction
  • In the High Court, successfully opposing an application for permission to appeal a financial order;
  • Negotiating, advising on and drafting a detailed financial settlement in high value financial proceedings following the dissolution of a civil partnership;
  • In the High Court, in an application under the Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985 for the summary return of two children;
  • In the Court of Appeal in a case about the court’s jurisdiction under Brussel’s IIA;
  • In the High Court, in a three-day contested jurisdiction dispute, determining the habitual residence of a child as a preliminary issue;
  • In the High Court, in a case concerning substantial assets and an application for a world-wide freezing order;
  • Advice in relation to a pre-nuptial agreement involving a lottery win.

Georgina lectures in-house and externally and gives regular seminars for both the Family Finance and Children teams, including on International Relocation and Marital Agreements.

Georgina also contributes to Family Law Week and is Assistant Editor for Family Affairs (FLBA magazine).

Practice Areas

Finance and Private Client

International Family Law

Private Law Children

Education, Awards and Professional Memberships

BA Hons Degree in English and Related Literature from the University of York 

Masters in Classical Acting from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Graduate Diploma in Law from City University 

Bar Vocational Course 

Sunley Scholarship and Hardwicke Entrance Award, The Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn 

Family Law Bar Association 

Association of Lawyers for Children 

Child Abduction Lawyers Association 

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Languages

French

German 

Testimonials

“I have worked with Georgina on numerous Financial Remedy, Private Children and Domestic Violence cases over the years and I am always impressed by her professionalism and expertise. Her attention to detail and extensive knowledge ensures that she has a high level of successful outcomes. Her friendly manner and ability to explain the law in a simple way makes her very popular with the clients who always give me positive feedback on her performance in court. I would not hesitate to use or recommend Georgina as a family law barrister. She is, without doubt, a rising star within her field.” 

Sophie Capo-Bianco, Solicitor

“I have worked with Georgina on Financial Remedy and Private law Children matters and found her knowledge in both areas to be impeccable. She is hard working and has an excellent eye for detail. I have observed her to be a skilful advocate who works tirelessly to produce the best results for her clients at all times and her advice is always realistic and pragmatic. She has a professional yet warm manner with clients and is skilled at identifying their objectives and goals.” 

Luned Rees-Williams, Partner

Cases

R (A Child) [2020] EWHC 3321 (Fam) 

R (A Child) (Costs) [2020] EWHC 3762 

Re J (A Child) (Finland) (Habitual Residence) [2017] EWCA Civ 80 

Re D (A Child: Jurisdiction: Habitual Residence) [2016] EWHC 1689 (Fam) (High Court)

Publications and Training

Georgina lectures in-house and externally and gives regular internal and external seminars for both the Family Finance and Children teams, including on International Relocation and Marital Agreements.  

Georgina writes for Family Law Week, contributing the following article, The Divorce Trap: Life After Owens v Owens  

Georgina is also an Assistant Editor for Family Affairs (FLBA magazine). 

Awards

Lincoln’s Inn (Sunley Scholarship) and Hardwicke Entrance Award