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Ten Old Square
Ten Old Square
LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3SU
England

Work Department

Private Client:Trusts & Probate, Private Client: Personal Tax,  Court of Protection

Position

A barrister whose practice encompasses litigation, drafting and advisory work across the full range of Chancery and Chancery commercial matters. A significant part of her practice involves dealing with all aspects of landlord and tenant law and real property issues and she is recommended in the property litigation section of ‘The Legal 500’. Georgia also has experience of trusts and estates, in particular the administration of estates, probate claims, family provision claims and non-contentious matters, including inheritance tax planning.

Career

Called 2001; Middle Temple.

Lawyer Monthly, Estate and Trusts Barrister of the Year 2016

Joint author ‘Rossdale: Probate and Administration of Estates’ (5th Edition – Legalease 2016); contributes to ‘Tolley’s Inheritance Tax Planning’ (1st ed nominated as STEP private client book of the year); Fosters Inheritance Tax; Probate & Family Provision, Atkins Court Forms; has written articles for ‘Solicitors’ Journal’ and ‘Landlord and Tenant Review’ on various aspects of landlord and tenant and real property cases.

Her reported cases include:
Ingrey v King [2016] WTLR 131: Claim by an executor for directions as to what, if any, reservation he should make prior to distributing the estate where the Deceased had entered into a film partnership scheme in an attempt to mitigate income tax liabilities, leading to significant contingent liabilities which were potentially preventing the finalising of the administration of the estate.

C v C [2016] WTLR 223: Application to extend the perpetuity period and accumulation period of a number of trusts, some of which were governed by Kenyan law. The court dealt with the scope of the Court’s jurisdiction under the Variation of Trusts Act 1958 in relation to foreign trusts.
Re Portman Estate [2015] WTLR 871: Application by trustees (without joining any defendants) under s. 57 Trustee Act 1925 to confer numerous additional administrative powers on the trustees in relation to trusts worth, on aggregate, approximately £1 billion.
Allfrey v Allfrey [2015] WTLR 1117: Application under the Variation of Trusts Act 1958 to extend the perpetuity period and accumulation period of a substantial trust
Buzzoni v HMRC [2014] 1 WLR 3040 – IHT – Gift with Reservation of Benefit;  
Giles v Rhind (No. 2) [2008] EWCA Civ 118; [2009] Ch 191 – section 423 Insolvency Act 1986 and limitation;
Turner v Turner [2006] All ER (D) 63 (Jul);
Fuller v Fuller [2005] All ER (D) 120 (Feb);

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association.

Education

St Hugh’s, Oxford (1999 BA Jurisprudence First Class; 2000 BCL Distinction).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

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Georgia Bedworth



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A very thorough junior.

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

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Georgia Bedworth



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Is a reassuring voice and she will not hesitate to stand firm on matters and fight her corner.

London Bar > Agriculture

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Georgia Bedworth



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The real beauty of her advice is its clarity.