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Georgina Rea

Much of Georgie’s work takes place at the interface between asylum and extradition, and involves building a case for international protection whilst simultaneously defending requests for clients’ removal.


Between June and October 2019, Georgie assisted in the Cabinet of Judge Christoper Vajda at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, attending multi-lingual hearings, summarising pleadings, editing official publications and conducting research in French and English. She also drafted speeches for the Judge’s public appearances and helped to facilitate the Court’s educational programme.

Before joining Payne Hicks Beach, Georgie worked as a self-employed County Court advocate on the midland circuit, accepting instructions on a range of small claims trials and applications before District Judges. Beyond conducting oral advocacy, Georgie regularly produced draft court orders and directions.

Georgie received a first class joint honours LLB in Law and French from the University of Bristol in 2018. She is a Queen Mother Scholar at the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, and received the Crystal McMillian Prize for achieving the second highest attainment grade at her Bar Course provider. She has received several awards for outstanding advocacy, including the Finlay Memorial Prize from the University College Dublin and The Taylor Prize from Nottingham Law School.

Beyond work and academia, Georgie has volunteered with several NGO’s in the UK and abroad, including with Le Collectif des Associations contre l'Impunité au Togo, the Howard League for Penal Reform, Bristol Hub’s Social Innovation Programme and the Refugee Council. She is currently studying beginners Arabic through the grass roots charity RefuLingua.

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