Georgina Coade

Year of call:

2005

Education:

2001 - University of Nottingham, BA (Hons) Art History

2004 - College of Law, PGDip Law

2005 - Nottingham Law School, BVC

Career:

2005 - Pupil of Fiona Dix-Dyer at No 6, Leeds

2006 - Tenant at No 6

2013 - Grade 3 prosecutor

2015 - No 6 becomes Park Square Barristers Tenant at 5 Paper Buildings, London

2016 - 2018 - Criminal Justice Adviser, Ethiopia

2019 - Tentant at Park Square Barristers Door Tenant at 5 Paper Buildings, London

Georgina enjoys a practice prosecuting and defending in equal measure. She is a grade 3 prosecutor.  Her work encompasses the spectrum of criminal offending, including serious sexual offences, drugs, fraud and violence.

Georgina is adept at condensing complex matters for simple and effective presentation to lay clients and juries.  She is also noted for her patience and sensitivity with victims, lay clients and their families.

As a consultant for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Georgina has delivered training and other criminal justice capacity building projects overseas. She has worked regularly for the UK Government advising on serious and organised crime overseas, and spent several years working as the UK Government’s Criminal Justice Adviser to Ethiopia, when she worked in region to help counter organised crime, in particular human trafficking and smuggling.

Notable cases

  • Operation Hazleshot – disclosure counsel in 16 handed historic grooming prosecution
  • R v P – Successfully defended man accused of committing historic sex offences against his daughter.
  • R v F – Successfully prosecuted man accused of voyeurism offences committed against his daughter.
  • R v S & others – Prosecution junior to Deanna Heer (Junior Treasury Counsel, 5 Paper Buildings) in gangland attempted murder tried at the Central Criminal Court.
  • R v R – Prosecution junior to Stephen Hopper (5 Paper Buildings) in prosecution of an NCA investigation into a money service bureau manager who laundered over £10m through a network in the Netherlands and UAE.
  • R v H and others – Prosecution junior to Katharine Robinson in 6-handed referral fee fraud on behalf of City of London Police and CPS Complex Casework Unit.
  • R v S and L – Prosecuted defendants who received a total of 29 years imprisonment for robbery.
  • R v Y – Obtained suspended prison sentence for pensioner who grew £115,000-worth of cannabis to pay for his funeral.
  • R v G and others – Prosecution junior in multi-handed conspiracy to supply drugs; involved complex disclosure issues.
  • R v L – Obtained acquittal for defendant accused of sexually assaulting young pupil from his madrasa.
  • R v K and others  – Successful four-handed people-trafficking prosecution, junior to Tim Capstick.
  • R v K – Secured acquittal of defendant accused of importing £20,000-worth of heroin. Issues relating to destruction of evidence, confessions, covert sources and abuse of process.

R v W and others – Prosecution junior to Richard Wright QC in nine-handed conspiracy to produce and supply cannabis; involved extensive confiscation proceedings.

Contact Georgina’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253

 

Georgina has regularly prosecuted on behalf of Trading Standards. As junior to Katherine Robinson, she assisted in the prosecution of a four-handed multi-million-pound conspiracy to defraud and regulatory prosecution.

As part of these proceedings and many others in her general criminal practice, Georgina also has substantial experience of confiscation proceedings.

Georgina has experience prosecuting offences of copyright theft and cases involving complex computer evidence.  She has also undertaken cases for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

Notable cases

  • R v Saunders – Conspiracy to defraud prosecution on behalf of National Trading Standards eCrime unit.  Defendant set up a complex web of fraudulent online businesses to effect scams.
  • R v Jones – Prosecuted ‘rogue traders’ for fraud and offences contrary to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations. Case involved numerous and vulnerable complainants
  • R v Clough – Successfully prosecuted builder for multiple frauds on vulnerable victims in a case featured on ITV’s Rogue Traders
  • R v Jones, Dodds & Wild – Successfully prosecuted defendants for mis-selling will-writing services and financial products under the Consumer Protection Regulations
  • R v Christofi & others – Prosecution junior to Katherine Robinson in four-handed £2million conspiracy to defraud and regulatory prosecution. Case involved around 200 complainants

Contact Georgina’s clerk

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250