Expertise

Georgina is a specialist contentious construction and engineering lawyer. She is familiar with the industry standard forms of contract and has wide experience of dealing with complex construction disputes including defect claims, final account/payment disputes, delay claims and termination disputes. Georgina has a particular interest in disputes within the energy having previously taken instructions from one of the world's largest investor-owned energy companies. Georgina also regularly advises clients in respect of disputes within the defence sector.  

In addition, Georgina has experience advising on a variety of offshore shipping matters. Having previously trained at a specialist shipping law firm, Georgina has gained considerable experience of shipping, having been instructed by major P&I Clubs on behalf of both owners and charterers. 

Georgina has broad experience of all major dispute resolution processes including litigation, adjudication and arbitration (including LMAA, GAFTA, FOSFA and LCIA) along with substantial experience in alternative dispute resolution. 

Georgina is also comfortable instructing and working with foreign lawyers where work is required in alternative jurisdictions.

Georgina's recent experience includes:

  • acting for an international power generation company in the recovery of $50 million in liquidated damages arising out of the construction of one of the world's largest power generation plants in Jordan
  • acting for an international defence contractor in a claim for around $3 million against the Ministry of Defence for delays suffered during the construction of an air base in Africa. On the back of the work carried out on this case, the client instructed Georgina on another similar claim in relation to the design and construction of a school in the Falkland Islands, also against the Ministry of Defence. Both claims were settled pre-action with substantial settlement sums paid to the client
  • acting for an institutional investment fund in a claim in negligence for £2.5 million against a surveyor
  • acting for various clients in respect of professional negligence claims
  • acting for a contractor in relation to a claim in negligence against an architect for the design of a bespoke explosives testing building on an army base in the United Kingdom
  • providing advice on claims such as demurrage, collisions between vessels during bunker operations, groundings and fires at sea
Professional Memberships
  • Society of Construction Law and the Young Maritime Professionals