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Georgia Whiting

Year of call: 2011

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Georgia Whiting is a forward thinking and dynamic barrister with breadth of experience in civil law. Clients have described her as: ‘down to earth, a great communicator and highly professional.’

Areas of Practice

  • Property
  • Construction
  • Civil and Commercial
  • Employment

Property

Georgia accepts instructions in a wide range of property matters, and has a particular interest in leasehold enfranchisement and the validity of notices.  Further, her experience in construction law allows her to deal with linked issues relating to property rights arising in the course of planning and construction.

Recent instructions have included

  • Advising in numerous leasehold enfranchisement matters.
  • Drafting and advising in respect of a claim under the Party Wall Act 1996, nuisance and trespass.
  • Dealing with boundary disputes and adverse possession.
  • Representing a large property developer in relation to the eviction of trespassers.
  • Representing a pharmaceutical company in proceedings pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
  • Successfully prosecuting a landlord without a house in multiple occupation licence on behalf of a local authority.

Georgia also writes for the LexisNexis Property Q & A Panel.

Construction

Georgia frequently advises and acts in relation to issues arising out of construction, property development and refurbishment. Additionally, she deals with related property matters, for example, claims in trespass, nuisance, and party wall act claims.

Recent instructions have included

  • Attending an application for a final charging order in the TCC arising out of a multi-million pound construction dispute.
  • Representing a building company in a dispute relating to a statutory demand served pursuant to a personal guarantee.
  • Representing the claimant in mediation regarding a contractual dispute concerning unsatisfactory building works.
  • Advising in respect of negligent installation and inspection of fixtures and fittings.

Georgia has recently completed a part time Master’s degree in Construction & Dispute Resolution at King’s College London. She also writes for the LexisNexis Construction Q & A Panel.

Civil and Commercial

Prior to her career as a barrister, Georgia Whiting worked in a City law firm where she gained experience in a number of areas of commercial law including:

  • Representing SMEs that had been mis-sold complex interest rate hedges.
  • Representing a client in proceedings relating to off-shore tax avoidance.
  • Providing a legal auditing service to an insurance provider, most frequently in relation to the assessment of high-profile commercial litigation.

Georgia accepts instructions in relation to contractual and commercial disputes including insolvency, bankruptcy, partnership disputes, construction law, and professional negligence.

Recent instructions include:

  • Advising and representing the Respondent in relation to an alleged transaction at an undervalue under section 339 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (on a pro-bono basis).
  • Representing the Defendant in respect of injunctive proceedings relating to intellectual property rights.
  • Representing numerous clients in respect of insolvency and company matters.
  • Representing the claimant in a professional negligence claim against their former solicitor.
  • Representing airlines in contractual and regulatory claims brought by passengers.
  • Advising in respect of fraudulent deeds and other documents.

Employment Law

Georgia has acted for both claimants and respondents in a broad range of areas including unfair dismissal claims; discrimination; whistleblowing; redundancy; equal pay and TUPE.

Recent instructions include:

  • Winning a three-day discrimination and unfair dismissal claim, in which she acted under a CFA after the claimant’s insurers considered the claim did not have prospects.
  • Representing the claimants in a remedies hearing in which the Court of Appeal had previously considered a point of law in respect of the claimants’ employment status (Troutbeck SA v White & Anor [2013] EWCA Civ 1171).
  • Representing the respondent at a preliminary hearing and a strike out application in a claim brought by seven claimants for whistleblowing and unfair dismissal.

Public Access

Georgia undertakes public access work.  For further information please contact clerks@4kbw.co.uk

Interests

Cooking, attending the theatre, and socialising. Georgia has also begun to accrue the requisite number of hours to become a qualified glider pilot.

Articles

  • Adjudication Update: South Coast Construction Ltd v Iverson Road Ltd [2017] EWHC 61 (TCC)- www.georgiawhiting.co.uk, 2017.
  • Construction Law Update: Deluxe v Beck [2016] EWHC 238 (TCC)- www.georgiawhiting.co.uk, 2016.
  • Obesity – a weighty issue for employers- Lexology, 26 October 2014.
  • Beecroft on Report – Tolley’s Employment Law Newsletter, 2012, 18 (1), 6-7.
  • Asbestos: the Lethal Legacy – Butterworths Personal Injury Newsletter, 2012, 4(3), 3-4.

Commentary

  • Cable Moots Settlement Agreements – Tolley’s Employment Law Newsletter, ENL, June 2012, 89 (2) June 1.
  • Mixed reaction to the Queen’s Speech – Tolley’s Employment Law Newsletter, ENL, May 2012, 89 (2), May 1.
  • The Year Ahead – 10 people management priorities for 2012 – Personnel Today, December 2011.

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Construction Law, King’s College Construction Law Alumni, Property Bar Association, Bar Pro Bono Unit.
  • Case Profile