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17 August 2020

Alumna appointed to the Court of Appeal

Dame Geraldine Mary Andrews, DBE has been appointed Lady Justice of Appeal by Her Majesty the Queen.

Dame Geraldine Mary Andrews, DBE

Mrs Justice Andrews is a graduate of King’s College London (LLB with First-class honours, 1980; LLM, 1982; AKC) and recently returned to the Law School to take part in the School’s ‘100 Years of Women in the Law’ event series.

She was called to the bar by Gray's Inn in 1981 and became a bencher in 2004. She was made a QC in 2001, appointed a recorder in 2001, deputy judge of the High Court from 2006-2013, and judge of the High Court of Justice (Queen's Bench Division) since 2013.

Professor Gillian Douglas, Executive Dean of The Dickson Poon School of Law said: ‘Dame Geraldine is one of our most distinguished alumnae and she has been a wonderful supporter of the Law School and a generous mentor to our students. We’re delighted to see her appointment to the Court of Appeal.'

Lady Justice Andrews said: ‘I am so proud to be an alumna and a Fellow of King’s. It is so much more than a centre of academic excellence. At a time when few women practised at the commercial bar and the only female High Court judges sat in the family division, my wonderful tutors at King’s fostered in me a belief that one should never be afraid to aim high. However daunting the challenge may appear, given talent and determination, anyone can fulfil their true potential. I have a lot to thank them for, and I hope they feel that their faith in me was justified.’

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