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Georgina is a Partner in the Health and Care Advisory team. She has been a health lawyer since 2001 and has practiced exclusively in health advisory work for over 15 years.

Georgina’s expertise encompasses issues such as consent and capacity, DoLS authorisations, the interface between mental capacity law and mental health law, commissioning disputes including judicial review challenges to commissioning decisions, inquests, safeguarding and disclosure and confidentiality issues.

Georgina is a civil mediator specialising in health and welfare disputes and was a panel member mediator for the Medical Mediation Foundation. She was also an independent Chair for NHS England in respect of continuing healthcare appeals.


Georgina has been instructed by the NHS on many complex treatment issues including applications to withhold and withdraw treatment in both the Court of Protection and within the inherent jurisdiction including Alder Hey NHSFT v Evans [2018] EWHC 308

She has conducted investigations for the NHS into serious untoward incidents and provided Board level advice on reputational risk. She has advised on the management of and response to contentious complaints and investigations by the PHSO. She regularly drafts policies and procedural protocols for health clients and has edited and advised upon the most serious case reviews including those where services users have committed homicide.

Georgina lectures to health and social care professionals on aspects of health law and how to manage and resolve conflict.

What people say

  • Georgina Rowley has helped me with complex cases, and she has the ability to independently and robustly enter the room and provide very authoritative advice and representation. Georgina was clearly able to explain processes and procedures to me and others

    Legal 500, client quote

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