Georgina Calvert-Lee

Senior Litigation Counsel



Phone (UK): +44 (0)20 7386 1054


Georgina Calvert-Lee is a practising barrister with extensive legal experience in the UK and the US. With a broad background in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, her current practice focuses on employment and equality law.  She has advised employees and employers, students and school governors, senior executives and board members; and has a knack for pulling off creative solutions to the most difficult problems.


Georgina has represented clients in cases brought before the Employment Tribunal, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority First-tier Tribunal, the County Court and the High Court; while in the US, she has advised clients with claims filed in the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in Federal District Court. She has hands-on experience of managing litigation teams across jurisdictions and forums. Her advisory work covers the gamut of employment work, from discrimination, bullying and whistle-blowing, to advice on partnerships, executive compensation and statutory duties arising from complex regulatory frameworks.


Georgina was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1993. She worked for the international law firm of Coudert Brothers before joining Sonnenschein, Nath and Rosenthal in Chicago in 1995, and then McAllister Olivarius in London in 2007.


After receiving her bachelor's degree in Philosophy and French from the University of Oxford, Ms. Calvert-Lee graduated from bar school with one of the highest grades in her class. She has accumulated various awards for performance or publications during her legal career, including the Chicago-Kent College of Law Dean's Evening Merit Scholarship (1996), Chrystal MacMillan Prize (1993), and Harmsworth Scholarship (1992). In 1998 she won the Tara Fellowship for Short Fiction for her short story The History of a Misunderstanding Between Stanley and His Friend, Flora, and of Its Resolution, in Seven Parts, and has written three novels: A Patchwork Counterpane (1998), Found (2002) and The Seizure of Sally Peach (2007).