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Georgia Lassoff

Georgia Lassoff

Call: 2018

T: 020 7520 6000    E: chambers@18rlc.co.uk

Georgia is a persuasive and fearless advocate who provides exceptional client care.

Georgia is regularly instructed to defend and prosecute in criminal cases both in the Crown Court, Magistrates’ Court and Youth Court. She has experience across a range of offences, including dishonesty offences, domestic violence, sexual offences, drugs offences and fraud.

She has particular experience in representing clients with complex vulnerabilities, including addiction and mental health issues.

Other areas of work include representing clients in the Family Court in cases involving serious allegations of domestic abuse.

Georgia has an impressive academic background having completed a BPTC LLM in Financial Crime, awarded with distinction.

Georgia has completed the ICCA “Advocacy and the Vulnerable Training Programme”

Georgia provides advice and assistance on a pro bono basis to the following organisations: Women Against Rape, the English Collective of Prostitutes, and the Centre for Women’s Justice.

Prior to pupillage, Georgia managed the social enterprise “Trew Era”, founded by Russell Brand. Trew Era is a cafe that re-trains ex-offenders and helps them find employment in the hospitality sector.

Crime

FraudGeneral Crime

Georgia received a distinction for her dissertation on prosecuting corporate offences under the Bribery Act 2010 and the Criminal Finance Act 2017. Since then Georgia has gained considerable experience training and working within the financial crime sector. She has a specialist knowledge of privilege in the context of corporate fraud following her BPTC LLM in Financial Crime; and a knowledge base in MTIC fraud and other cross-border financial crime in the post-Brexit arena .

Her previous experience meant that while she was a pupil, Georgia was called upon to assist leading and junior counsel in a number of business crime and fraud related cases. These include the following:

  • R v A (2019) assisted Michael Goodwin QC prepare for trial a 8 handed Local Government money laundering, bribery and corruption case.
  • R v A (2019) assisted Allison Clare on a case concerning the intersection of fraud and residential service charges. Georgia’s work contributed to the Crown withdrawing key charges.
  • R v A (2019) assisted Sailesh Mehta and David Malone in defending a large scale immigration and mortgage fraud.

 

Georgia has been appointed to the CPS Grade 1 list.

During pupillage, Georgia worked with members of Chambers on large and high profile financial crime cases, training presentations and research papers.


Recent Cases include;

  • R v X 2019 – Client acquitted of dwelling burglary after the Crown offered no evidence at the PTPH.
  • R v X 2019 – (youth matter) – Client acquitted of possession of a 30” “zombie knife” following trial.
  • R v X 2019 – Successful appeal for vulnerable client against conviction for driving with excess alcohol.
  • R v X 2019 – Successful bail application for client who had absconded for a year following the first appearance.
  • R v X 2019 – Low level fine for client for a public order offence involving threats with a knife.



Public

  • R v X 2019 – Instructed as junior counsel in Judicial Review proceedings relating to sex work offences.


Family

  • X v X 2019 – Occupation order and tenancy transfer for client alleging marital abuse including historical rape.
  • X v X 2019 – Non-molestation order for young client where the Respondent was facing parallel criminal proceedings for kidnapping the client and her baby.
  • X v X 2019 – Prohibited steps order for vulnerable client with three children.


Education

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BPTC LLM, City Law School. Distinction.

BPTC, City Law School. Outstanding.

GDL, City Law School. Commendation.

BA Politics, University of London, SOAS. First Class (graduated top of undergraduate class).

Memberships

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Young Fraud Lawyers

Inner Temple

Criminal Bar Association

Awards

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Edward Van Heyden Scholarship Prize (City Law School, awarded for placing 6th in the year on the BPTC)

Serle Court Equity and Trusts Prize (City Law School)

BPTC Major Scholarship (Inner Temple)

GDL Exhibition Award (Inner Temple)

BPTC and GDL Academic Scholarship (City Law School)

School Prize for Best Undergraduate 2015-2016 (SOAS University of London)

Publications

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Assisted updating to Archbold (Chapter 20 Sexual Offences).

Georgia assisted Antony Shaw QC with editing the 2020 edition of Montgomory on Fraud.

Appointments

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CPS Grade 1 Prosecutor