Posted On / 26.05.2021

Battens' Family Solicitor appointed visiting fellow at Bournemouth University

Battens’ Family Solicitor, Georgina Bacon, has been appointed as a Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University. 

Georgina is renowned for her experience working in family law in Dorset, with a focus on child and domestic abuse cases. Her commitment to her clients and dedication to work saw Georgina promoted to an Associate Solicitor at Battens Solicitors in 2018, and has achieved a place on the prestigious Law Society’s Children’s Panel.  

Georgina has been assisting the University in the training of their social workers since 2020. Her ongoing commitment to the high quality education and practice that Bournemouth University provides to its student social workers, gives them real life understanding of practice and procedure in the courtroom, including Court scenarios and issues which affect how cases are litigated by the Local Authority.   

Explaining her role as visiting fellow, Georgina says: “We consider real life scenarios, considering dealing with vulnerable parents, parents with learning difficulties and remote hearings (which has been a topical issue owing to the Covid19 pandemic).  My appointment and continued involvement with Bournemouth University is to equip its student social workers with the skills that they will need, when in practice.  

I hold Bournemouth University in high regard, so to be appointed as a Visiting Fellow is very much a privilege, as well as an exciting opportunity to be a part of shaping the social workers of tomorrow.”  

Bournemouth University said: “The Social Work department at Bournemouth University is proud of its links with practice to ensure that education on qualifying and CPD courses is not just current, but practice based. Our Senior Lecturer Tilia Lenz is leading the Law and Social Policy unit for BA and MA courses. To ensure a holistic preparation for statutory Social Work is offered to our students, we are very pleased about the close collaboration with Georgina Bacon.”