EWI welcomes Lady Justice Geraldine Andrews DBE who has joined the Board of Governors.
Geraldine Andrews was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1981 and joined Lincoln’s Inn ad eundem in 1992. She enjoyed a highly successful career at the Commercial Bar as a member of Essex Court Chambers for 30 years, taking silk in 2001. She was appointed to the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court in October 2013 and the Court of Appeal in October 2020. Her practice at the Bar not only covered the traditional commercial areas of shipping, reinsurance and international trade but had a strong Chancery element with a particular expertise in banking, finance and derivatives. She is co-author of the leading textbook on the Law of Guarantees, now in its 7th edition. At the Bar, she appeared regularly in the High Court and Court of Appeal and in international arbitrations, and had a reputation as a formidable cross-examiner. She also appeared in court as an advocate in other jurisdictions, including Singapore. She has been heavily involved in advocacy training since 1997, and trains at every level from students to trainers in this jurisdiction and abroad, including regular trips to South Africa and Singapore. She was Master of Education at Gray’s Inn, from 2017-2020; during an earlier period as chair of the Inn’s Advocacy and CPD committee she was responsible for the introduction of courses on expert witness handling in conjunction with consultant psychiatrists. She is also a former vice-chairman of the Legal Services Committee and the Professional Practice Committee of the Bar Council.
She was unanimously co-opted onto the Board at the end of June.
Simon Berney-Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, said “We are pleased to welcome Lady Justice Andrews to the Board; adding another member of the senior judiciary to an already impressive, talented and committed Board of Governors. Lady Justice Andrews has already provided some excellent input into the organisation; including an interview for the next edition of Expert Matters which provides invaluable insight and advice for members. We are all looking forward to working with her over the coming years.”
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