Georgina Cursham > Ropewalk Chambers > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Ropewalk Chambers
24 THE ROPEWALK
NOTTINGHAM
NG1 5EF
England

Work Department

Animals Act and equine litigation, housing, property and chancery, commercial, personal injury, disease, public sector and not for profit, employment, costs, criminal regulatory.

Position

Georgina is registered with the Bar Council to undertake Public Access work, and is able to receive instructions directly from lay clients, as well as those on the traditional professional client basis. She has a strong analytical approach and thorough attention to detail. She is regarded as being approachable, open-minded and sensitive with clients and witnesses, and is known for her tenacious advocacy and effective cross examination. Notable cases include: Kozlowska v Thurloe (t/a Judi Thurloe Sports Horses) [2012] EWCA Civ 236 (a successful appeal on behalf of a defendant livery yard owner in a claim by a former employee arising from a horse riding accident. Had judgment set aside because of the trial judge’s failure to give adequate reasons for his decision and successfully defended the claim at the re-trial).

Career

Called 2007; appointed to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Counsel to the Crown 2012; prior to coming to the Bar, she worked for the Legal Services Commission, before travelling extensively and teaching English in Russia and China. She returned to the UK to manage a four-star hotel in Central London.

Languages

French (fluent).

Memberships

Personal Injuries Bar Association; Housing Law Practitioners’ Association.

Education

Nottingham Trent University (LLB Hons 1st Class); Pembroke College, Oxford (MA Modern Languages); awarded a major scholarship from Gray’s Inn for the CPE year; achieved the Nottingham Law School Prize for the highest overall result on the Graduate Diploma in Law, followed by the Taylor Prize for best overall performance on the Bar Vocational Course at Nottingham Law School.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Georgina CurshamRopewalk Chambers ‘Georgina has excellent knowledge of law and procedure and is very thorough with a keen eye for detail. She is an excellent advocate who works very hard for the client and has a good rapport with clients, which is essential in personal injury claims where the claimant may be vulnerable.’  

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Georgina CurshamRopewalk Chambers ‘Georgina has good client skills and is an effective advocate.’  

Ropewalk Chambers’ inquests team acts for a plethora of parties, including bereaved families, companies, insurers, local authorities, emergency services, health professionals, and care homes. Georgina Cursham specialises in inquests arising from deaths in custody and represented a family in an inquest into the death of an elderly man who died suddenly of undiagnosed sepsis. Thomas Herbert is ‘always on top of evidence’ and handled a three-week inquest into the death of a 19-month-old girl who was murdered by her mother. Edward James recently acted for a family in a five-day jury inquest involving residential gas explosion after a leak was not detected by a gas engineer.