graduating from Melbourne University Law School, Georgina started her career at
Mallesons Stephen Jaques (2000 to 2003) until she came to the Bar in November
In 2004, she researched human trafficking and organised crime in Italy and the USA on a Donald Mackay Churchill Fellowship.
In 2006 she relocated to New York to work as a commercial litigator at Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP; then to Washington DC as associate counsel to a panel headed by US economist Paul Volcker for a fraud and corruption related inquiry at the World Bank; and then to Rome, as an internal investigator of fraud and corruption at the United Nations FAO. She returned to the Bar in 2008.
Georgina was co-editor of the Victorian Bar News from 2013 to 2017.
In 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Georgina was recognised in the Australian Financial Review in the category of Best Lawyers - Australia, Immigration lawyers.
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- 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
Counsel for the Director in an ongoing consumer law case in the Federal Court: Director of Consumer Affairs v Vic Solar Technologies P/L & Anor VID111/2019.
Counsel for Environment Protection Authority Victoria in an ongoing matter concerning negligence claims and judicial review in the Victorian Supreme Court: Hi-Quality Quarry Products v EPA S CI 2015 4418 (led by Tomo Boston SC).
Counsel for the Director in a county court trial in Nguyen v Director of Public Prosecutions  VCC 165, a case regarding whether to exclude property from a civil forfeiture application to seize tainted property.
Counsel for an industry superannuation fund in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, in 2018.
FLH18 v Minister for Home Affairs  FCAFC 188, counsel for the applicant in a Federal Court negligence case for a child transferred to Australia from Nauru (led by Chris Horan QC).
Counsel for the plaintiffs in a Victorian Supreme Court case alleging negligence regarding land contamination and nuisance: Samawi v Wellington Shire Council & Anor | S CI 2017 01949 (resolved out of court in 2018).
Sellars v Matthews (Trustee), in the matter of Sellars  FCA 1475, Federal Court case concerning costs, in the context of a bankruptcy related appeal.
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 at trial in the Victorian Supreme Court, on appeal to the Court of Appeal, and on special leave to the High Court, in litigation concerning alleged fraud and forgeries in relation to real properties.
Majid Karami Kamasaee v The Commonwealth of Australia & Ors (Victorian Supreme Court) member of the counsel team for the plaintiff in the Manus Island class action, which settled in 2017.
Klein v National Australia Bank  VSCA 144 and Klein v National Australia Bank  VSC 460, counsel for NAB in an appeal (and the case below) concerning allegations of the tort of malicious prosecution.
Director of Consumer Affairs v Nightingale Electrics Pty Ltd  FCA 279, counsel for the respondent in a regulatory matter in the Federal Court concerning consumer products.
Mahood v National Australia Bank & Ballagh  VCC 1957, counsel for NAB in a case concerning allegations of tortious interference with contract.
Core Health Club Pty Ltd v Gillmoore Pty Ltd  VCC 721, counsel for the respondent in a trial about leases and car parking rights.
Jarrold v Registrar of Titles & Anor  VSCA 45, appeal concerning property law and fraud allegations (led by Gina Schoff QC).
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v CPA16  FCAFC 40, migration appeal (Full Federal Court).
Paszkiewicz v Minister for Home Affairs  FCA 390, judicial review of character cancellation decision.
CKV16 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  FCA 342, migration appeal arguing that the IAA's decision was affected by a reasonable apprehension of bias.
BFE15 v Minister for Home Affairs  FCA 414, migration appeal.
BKQ16 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  FCA 40, migration appeal.
AGG17 v Commonwealth of Australia  FCA 242, case involving public interest immunity claims in the context of an ADJR Act proceeding concerning seizure and forfeiture of an alleged bogus document.
TWWH and Minister for Home Affairs (Citizenship)  AATA 4877, case concerning Australian citizenship of a child in China.
FPU18 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  FCA 1606, judicial review of a character cancellation decision.
BAO16 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  FCA 1463, migration appeal.
CKC16 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  FCA 1260, migration appeal.
Shrestha v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Ghimire v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Acharya v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  HCA 35; (2018) 359 ALR 22, counsel for the three appellants in a High Court appeal concerning the construction of student visa related legislation.
CPN16 v Minister for Home Affairs  FCA 872, migration appeal.
BXK15 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  FCAFC 76, Full Federal Court appeal in relation to judicial review of a protection visa decision.
BRF038 v Republic of Nauru  HCA 44, (2017) 349 ALR 67, counsel for the appellant in a High Court appeal from the Supreme Court of Nauru.
Singh v Minister for Immigration & Border Protection  FCAFC 220; (2017) 255 FCR 135 (Full Court migraton appeal).
Dyankov v Minister for Immigration & Border Protection  FCAFC 81; (2017) 251 FCR 93 (Full Court migration appeal).
Singh v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  FCAFC 105 (Full Court migration appeal).
ARG15 v Minister for Immigration & Anor  FCAFC 174, (2016) 250 FCR 109, counsel for the appellant in a Full Federal Court appeal.
H v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship  FCAFC 119; (2010) 188 FCR 393.
Appearances in Federal Circuit Court migration cases include: Nguyen v Minister for Immigration  FCCA 572, Abdelfattah v Minister for Immigration  FCCA 3540, DWS16 v Minister for Immigration  FCCA 3164, CPA16 v Minister for Immigration  FCCA 2700, AST16 v Minister for Immigration  FCCA 1850, COU15 v Minister for Immigration  FCCA 838, CBI15 v Minister for Immigration  FCCA 1462, Akouch v Minister for Immigration  FCCA 673, CBH15 v Minister for Immigration  FCCA 2462, Sapkota v Minister for Immigration  FCCA 2837, MZZWW v Minister for Immigration  FCCA 2811 and Zhu v Minister for Immigration  FCCA 1490.
Co-Editor - Victorian Bar News
Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association