Georgia Hicks

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Georgia‘s practice areas are tax, employment, and sports law. She is particularly highly regarded in the field of employment-related taxes, including: employment status; IR35; taxation of damages and termination payments. She represents a range of private clients (media journalists, football clubs, referee associations, radio DJs) as well as HMRC. Notable recent tax cases include: Professional Game Match Officials Ltd v HMRC [2020] S.T.C. 1077; Tottenham Hotspur v HMRC [2018] 4 WLR 17; R (oao Glencore) v HMRC [2017] 4 WLR 213.

An accomplished advocate, she regularly appears in multi-day hearings in employment and tax cases, both led and instructed in her own right.

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Called 2012 (Gray’s Inn); Appointed to the Attorney General's Panel of Counsel (C Panel) in 2017. Prizes and awards: The James Hunt Prize for Advocacy (Gray’s Inn 2013); The Ede and Ravenscroft Advocacy Prize (Gray’s Inn 2012); The Norman Tapp Memorial Prize for Excellence in Mooting (Gray’s Inn, 2012).

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University of Oxford, BA (Hons) English Language and Literature (First Class); City University GDL (Distinction); City University London BPTC (Very Competent).