Georgina Hirsch > Chambers of Andrew Burns KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Andrew Burns KC
Devereux
QUEEN ELIZABETH BUILDING, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 9BS
England

Position

Georgina Hirsch is ranked for both employment law and telecommunications regulation.

She covers the full range of employment and industrial law, and offers a particularly unique insight on trade union related issues, having acted for both sides and at a particularly senior and strategic level for a major trade union.

Her telecoms work ranges from wayleaves cases to challenges to regulatory decisions, and competition law compliance, having represented clients in the Upper Tribunal, Competition Appeal Tribunal, and Court of Appeal.

For more information on Georgina’s practice and latest case highlights, please consult her full Devereux profile.

Career

Called 2009; Gray’s Inn.

Her pre-Bar experience as a solicitor working in industry, and then as Legal Director of Unite the Union, as well as in private practice, gives her a unique insight for her advice and advocacy work.

She specialised in the financial aspects of her MBA and this enhances her work on the financial and accounting evidence in regulatory and tax cases, as well as employment cases in the finance sector.

She is a calm and confident advocate who provides proactive and practical support.

She has a wide range of repeat clients, is on a retainer for an international retailer, and sits as Royal Mail NAP Chair.

She regularly writes for ELA and other publications.

Memberships

ELA, ILS, ELBA, ALBA, RBA.

Education

BA; Dip Law; MBA.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Telecoms Regulation

(Telecoms (Regulatory) - Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Georgina HirschDevereuxA great team player, real telecoms expert, fantastic with clients and hugely popular.

With a spread between regulatory and non-regulatory issues, the barristers at Devereux are noted for their role in commercial disputes involving telecom providers, regulatory appeals, Electronic Communications Code issues, and IT matters. Among other highlights, Graham Read KC represented EE and Hutchinson 3G in EE and H3G v Stephenson & AP Wireless II Ltd, involving a preliminary issue with regard to what needs to be alleged under Part 5 of the ECC, after the claimants sought to terminate an existing agreement. Led by Read, Georgina Hirsch acted for BT in BT & TalkTalk v Ofcom, concerning an alleged breach of an obligation to have ethernet product prices based on a cost orientation formula.

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Georgina HirschDevereuxA combative but polite opponent, who is practical and straightforward with her advice.