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Georgina Christou

Senior Associate Solicitor

(née Georgina Donnellan)

I  am a Solicitor in the Wills, Trusts and Probate department at Crane & Staples.

I joined the firm in 2014 and completed my training contract in 2017.  I became an Associate Solicitor in October 2020 and was promoted to Senior Associate in April 2024.

I specialise in Private Client law and advise on a broad range of matters, including:

  • Lifetime succession and estate planning including advice on the mitigation of Inheritance Tax
  • Wills
  • Administration of estates of all sizes and complexities (commonly known as Probate)
  • Creation and administration of trusts (including Declarations of Trust relating to property)
  • Preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Applications to the Court of Protection and other mental capacity issues

I enjoy meeting customers face to face and I am really passionate about helping people through what can be a difficult and emotional time.

I am also a member of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). This is the recognised quality mark for legal professionals in drafting wills and dealing with estate administrations.

In October 2022, I became an Affiliate Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).


In June 2019, I won the Hertfordshire Law Society’s Junior Lawyer of the Year Award.

Hertfordshire Law Society Junior Lawyer of the Year, 2019

Since 2022, I have been a Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer for Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate.

In July 2023, I was ranked as one of only three 'Associates to Watch' in the region in the Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide for Private Wealth Law.

I have represented the firm as a judge and sponsor of the Best Business Women Awards annually since 2019.

Best Business Women Awards

Outside the office

Outside of work I like to spend as much time as possible socialising with friends and family. I am a massive foodie and love trying out different kinds of foods and restaurants. I frequent the gym as much as possible, and I am also a keen skier and try to go at least once a year.

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  • I have found Georgina to be extremely helpful and knowledgeable, making it much easier for me to cope in a stressful period of time.

    Chambers HNW 2023
  • Georgina Christou is understanding, friendly and efficient. Any questions answered immediately.

    Legal 500 2023
  • Georgina Christou did an excellent job when obtaining probate on my mother's estate. Her approachability, knowledge, efficiency and speed were first rate.

  • Georgina, thank you for the professional and efficient manner in which you have dealt with the estate. Your Lawyer of the Year accolade is clearly well merited.

  • I cannot recommend Georgina Christou more highly. She handled my mother in law’s estate and probate with expertise and skill in a very confident, efficient and friendly manner. She was very quick in solving any problems and issues that arose, and was constantly ensuring things were kept moving. She always responded well to any questions asked. An overall excellent service.

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