Georgina's particular expertise includes: commercial disputes; fraud cases; negligence claims; property law matters; migration cases; regulatory proceedings; and private international law.
Before coming to the Bar, Georgina worked at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) in property law. She is admitted to the New York Bar and has worked in the United States and Europe as a litigator at New York law firm Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP, as associate counsel to a panel led by U.S. economist Paul Volcker inquiring into fraud and corruption related issues at the World Bank in Washington DC, and as a consultant internal investigator at the United Nations in Rome.
In 2016 and 2017, she was recognised in the Australian Financial Review in the category of Best Lawyers - Australia, Immigration lawyers.
She was co-editor of Victorian Bar News from 2013 to 2017.
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation
- Building & Construction
- Contractual Disputes
- Corporations & Securities
- Equity & Trusts
- Real Property
- Class Actions
- Professional Negligence
- Administrative Law
- Freedom of Information
- Judicial Review
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(Melb)
State and Territory Courts and Tribunals
Federal Court of Australia
High Court of Australia
AGG17 v Commonwealth of Australia  FCA 242, counsel for the applicant in relation to arguments concerning public interest immunity claims made over evidence in the context of a proceeding concerning seizure and forfeiture of documents.
Lam v Lam & Ors; Lam v Nguyen & Ors  HCASL 282 ; Lam v Lam (No 2)  VSCA 247, Lam v Lam  VSCA 173 and Lam v Lam & Ors  VSC 298, counsel for defendant parties in a Supreme Court trial and appeal concerning alleged fraud and forgeries in relation to real properties; also counsel for Respondent parties on appeal, resisting an application for a stay pending special leave to the High Court, and on special leave to the High Court.
BRF038 v Republic of Nauru  HCA 44, (2017) 349 ALR 67 counsel for the appellant before the High Court of Australia in an appeal from the Supreme Court of Nauru regarding a refugee decision.
BVW17 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  FCA 1508, counsel for the applicant in a s39B application for judicial review of a decision by the Federal Circuit Court not to extend time under s477(2) of the Migration Act 1958.
Majid Karami Kamasaee v The Commonwealth of Australia & Ors (Victorian Supreme Court) member of the team of counsel for the plaintiff in the Manus Island class action, which settled in 2017.
Dyankov v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  FCAFC 81, (2017) 251 FCR 93, counsel for the Appellant in a judicial review application concerning the jurisdiction of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal under s.338(2)(d) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) in relation to a 457 visa.
Akouch v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  FCCA 673, (2017) 318 FLR 189, counsel for the Appellant in a judicial review case regarding an extension of time to apply for judicial review and issues regarding a last remaining relative visa.
Mahood v NAB & Ballagh  VCC 1957, counsel for National Australia Bank in a case concerning allegations of tortious interference with contract.
Klein v National Australia Bank  VSCA 144, counsel for the respondent in an application for leave to appeal; also counsel for the defendant below in Klein v National Australia Bank  VSC 460, which was a proceeding concerning allegations of the tort of malicious prosecution.
Core Health Club Pty Ltd v Gillmoore Pty Ltd  VCC 721, counsel for defendant parties in a County Court trial regarding leases and carparking rights.
Director of Consumer Affairs v Nightingale Electrics Pty Ltd  FCA 279, counsel for the respondents in a regulatory matter in the Federal Court concerning consumer products.
Pinto v Pinto (Bankupt) & Ors  FCCA 831, counsel for the applicant in a Federal Circuit Court case concerning whether permission should be granted for a bankrupt person to travel overseas.
ARG15 v Minister for Immigration & Anor  FCAFC 174, (2016) 154 ALD 221 counsel for the appellant in an appeal from the Federal Circuit Court regarding jurisdictional error in a migration decision concerning refugee and complementary protection claims.
Sapkota v Minister for Immigration & Anor  FCCA 2837, counsel for the applicant in a judicial review application of a migration decision concerning PIC 4020 and procedural fairness issues.
Jarrold v Registrar of Titles & Anor  VSCA 45, counsel for the appellant (led by GL Schoff QC) in an appeal concerning property law matters and fraud allegations; also briefed at trial in Jarrold v Isajul  VSC 461.
Primaxis Pty Ltd v Fiona Lea  VCC, counsel for the plaintiff in a County Court trial regarding fraudulent misappropriation of funds.
Sandhu v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (2015) 236 FCR 63,  FCA 987, counsel for the appellant in a Federal Court appeal from the Federal Circuit Court, and counsel for the applicant at first instance: Sandhu v Minister for Immigration & Anor  FCCA 1142. Counsel for the applicant on special leave: Sandu v Minister for Immigration & Anor  HCATrans 90.
Cremona v Administrative Appeals Tribunal  FCAFC 72; (2015) 230 FCR 1, counsel for the appellant in an appeal concerning the application of s10(2)(b)(ii) of the ADJR Act in the context of a decision concerning a disability support pension.
Roesner v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  FCAFC 132, counsel for the appellant in an appeal to full Federal Court regarding a character grounds visa cancellation and counsel for the applicant at first instance: Roesner v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  FCA 68.
Co-Editor - Victorian Bar News
Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association