Georgina Coade


Georgina is currently working as a Criminal Justice adviser in Africa so is unavailable for work at the present time.

Georgina has joined 5PB after 10 years at Park Square Barristers in Leeds. She enjoys a practice prosecuting and defending in equal measure.   Her work encompasses the spectrum of criminal offending, with an increasing focus on serious and organised crime.  She has extensive experience of undertaking multi-handed cases, both in her own name and as a led junior.

Georgina is a CPS Grade 3 prosecutor and also regularly prosecutes on behalf of Trading Standards.  

Notable cases:

R v P - Successfully defended man accused of committing historical sex offences against his daughter.

R v F - Successfully prosecuted man accused of voyeurism offences committed against his daughter.

R v Rasheed
Prosecution junior to Stephen hopper in prosecution of money service bureau manager who used business to launder criminal proceeds of over £10m.

R v Hussain and others – Prosecution junior to Katharine Robinson in 6-handed referral fee fraud on behalf of City of London Police and CPS Complex Casework Unit.

R v Saunders – Conspiracy to defraud prosecution on behalf of National Trading Standards eCrime unit.  Defendant set up a complex web of fraudulent online businesses to effect scams.

R v Jones – Prosecuted ‘rogue traders’ for fraud and offences contrary to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations. Case involved numerous and vulnerable complainants.

R v Stubley and Lee – Prosecuted defendants who received a total of 29 years imprisonment for robbing a lady of a £26,000 ring. 

R v Youngs  – Obtained suspended prison sentence for pensioner who grew £115,000-worth of cannabis to pay for his funeral.

R v Graver and others – Prosecution junior in multi-handed conspiracy to supply drugs; involved complex disclosure issues.

R v Laher  – Obtained acquittal for defendant accused of sexually assaulting young pupil from his madrasa.

R v Khan  – Secured acquittal of defendant accused of importing £20,000-worth of heroin. Issues relating to destruction of evidence, confessions, covert sources and abuse of process.

R v Clough – Successfully prosecuted a builder for multiple frauds on vulnerable victims in case featured on ITV’s Rogue Traders.

R v Jones, Dodds & Wild – Successfully prosecuted defendants for mis-selling will-writing services and financial products under the Consumer Protection from Unfair.

R v Thompson – Represented carer responsible for assaulting disabled patient in his care.

R v X – Defended 16-year-old with severe learning & behavioural difficulties in the Youth Court on charges of sexual assault of a 3- and a 6-year-old. Issues of abuse of process and fitness to plead.

R v Jasim & Afandi – Successfully prosecuted defendants under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act for selling unauthorised television boxes for use in card-sharing ring. Case involved complex computer evidence.

R v Christofi & others  – Prosecution junior to Katherine Robinson in four-handed £2 million conspiracy to defraud and regulatory prosecution. Case involved around 200 complainants.

R v Kolompar and others  – Four-handed people-trafficking case. Prosecution junior to Tim Capstick.

R v Wilcock and others – Prosecution junior to Richard Wright QC in nine-handed conspiracy to produce and supply cannabis; involved extensive confiscation proceedings.


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Georgina Coade
Georgina Coade

Specialist Areas

  • Business Crime & Financial Services
  • General Crime
  • Consumer Law



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