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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 the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court. She has experience across a range of offences, including dishonesty offences, domestic violence, sexual offences, drugs offences and fraud.

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 Women Against Rape and the English Collective of Prostitutes, and has been appointed to the Centre for Women’s Justice Legal Reference Panel.

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.

Georgia has been appointed to the CPS Grade 1 list and regularly prosecutes for the Crown Prosecution Service.

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 .

 
Recent Cases include;

  • R v A (2020) currently instructed by the Serious Fraud Office as disclosure review counsel in relation to a high profile fraud investigation.
  • Tax Tribunal (2020) instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP to advise in a multi-million pound appeal to the First Tier Tax Tribunal challenging withheld VAT re-payments under the Kittel principle.
  • R v A (2019) Georgia represented the fifth defendant at a PTPH for a 9 handed fraud and money laundering case, concerning Bit Coin transfers and Dark Web “data mining”.
  • R v A (2019) during pupillage, assisted Michael Goodwin QC prepare for trial a 8 handed Local Government money laundering, bribery and corruption case.
  • R v A (2019) during pupillage, 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) during pupillage, assisted Sailesh Mehta and David Malone in defending a large scale immigration and mortgage fraud.

 

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 2020 – Client charged with POCA offence relating to a mobile phone “dipping” ring. Acquitted after trial.
  • R v X 2020 – Defended a 20 year old client charged with assault at Notting Hill Carnival. The complainant gave evidence for the defence and the client was acquitted after trial.
  • R v X 2020 – Client acquitted after trial for 3 charges of assault against her adult son and daughter.
  • R v X 2020 – Defended a homeless man accused of assaulting an emergency worker and obstructing police. Successful half time submissions based on the use of excess force and breaches of PACE Code A.
  • 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 and Omerod on Fraud.

Appointments

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CPS Grade 1 Prosecutor