Georgina Hamblin: Director – Divorce and Family Law

Georgina Hamblin

Georgina is wholeheartedly committed to getting the best results for her clients whilst preserving vital family relationships.

She qualified as a Family and Private Client lawyer at a top West End Practice in 2010 and moved to Vardags to specialise in family law in January 2013. Within two years she moved from assistant to associate, to senior associate, to director and now leads a team of five lawyers. This record progress followed her dedication to her clients and wide ranging success on their behalf.

Since qualification, she has regularly represented high-profile business men and women, entrepreneurs, art and antique dealers and other high net worth individuals.

Georgina has particular expertise in high value multi-jurisdictional divorce cases and jurisdictional disputes. This was entrenched by her work in helping to lead former beauty queen, Pauline Chai, to victory in the High Court in October 2014, where she stands to receive one of the largest divorce settlements in English history.

At this hearing Georgina assisted Ms Chai in securing a finding that her divorce proceedings should be heard in England, over Malaysia. This is believed to be the first occasion in English history where one party has put the question of their jurisdiction beyond peradventure, by obtaining permission to withdraw their existing divorce petition in favour of filing a later one. This unique and innovative approach was then endorsed by Mr Justice Holman, Lord Justice Ryder and Mr Justice Bodey in subsequent hearings in this case.

Georgina has had further success in advising on cases involving Uganda, Jordan, Japan, Iraq and many European countries, having perfected the nuances and timing issues concerned with these kinds of transnational disputes.

Having established a wide-ranging family practice including pre-nuptial, separation and cohabitation agreements and disputes, and private children law proceedings, Georgina has particular experience in cases involving family trusts and pre-acquired wealth, having worked, alongside her family practice,  as a private client lawyer for two years post qualification.

Having been made director at the age of just 29, Georgina was referred to as “superb” in the 2014 edition of the Legal 500.

Georgina was part of the British Dressage Team for many years and took great pride in watching her former team mates win gold at the London 2012 Olympics having chosen the righteous path of the law.

In June 2015 Georgina published an article in The Times exploring the issue of confidentiality in divorce proceedings.

In August 2015, Georgina discussed the legal and moral issues involved in the Ashley Madison hack in an interview with European CEO.

In August 2015, Georgina wrote an article for The Independent on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s divorce settlement, exploring public perception of the case.

To contact Georgina Hamblin please call 020 7404 9390 , email us or fill in the contact form on the right.

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