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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
• Commercial

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

• Obtaining an interim injunction for the removal of an unauthorised building on Council property.
• Advising in numerous leasehold enfranchisement matters and leasehold disputes in general.
• Drafting and advising in respect of a claim under the Party Wall Act 1996, nuisance and trespass.
• Representing and advising in numerous boundary disputes.
• Representing a pharmaceutical company in proceedings pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

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. She is also interested in all aspects of alternative dispute resolution and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Recent instructions have included

• Attending an application for a final charging order in the TCC arising out of a multi-million pound construction dispute.
• Advising and drafting in arbitration proceedings.
• 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 and representing numerous clients in respect of defective building works.

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

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, and professional negligence.
Recent instructions include:

• 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.

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

Education

2015-2017 King’s College London, MSc in Construction and Dispute Resolution- Merit
2010-2011 College of Law, Bloomsbury, BPTC- Very Competent
2017-2010 University of Exeter, LLB Law- 2:1

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

• Numerous articles published by LexisNexis can be found at www.georgiawhitingbarrister.com.
• Fracking case law and its relevance to construction (co-authored), Construction Law, June 2019.
• Safe as houses: fire safety and the legislative regime (two-part article co-authored), Construction Law, May 2019.
• 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.

Professional Memberships

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

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