Amanda Yip QC sworn in as High Court judge
October 17, 2017
Congratulations to Mrs Amanda Yip QC who has been sworn in as a High Court judge at a ceremony in London.
The Lord Chief Justice has assigned Mrs Justice Yip to the Queen’s Bench Division.
Amanda was born in Liverpool and educated at Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School in Crosby before studying law at Cambridge. Called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn in 1991, she subsequently returned to Liverpool and began pupillage at Exchange Chambers. Initially Amanda had a broad common law practice covering crime, family and civil cases before specialising in high value personal injury and clinical negligence work. She has extensive experience in dealing with claims involving children and vulnerable adults and has acted in military cases including claims involving incidents in Iraq and Afghanistan. Amanda became a Queen’s Counsel in 2011. She was appointed as a Recorder in 2008, and was authorised to sit as a deputy high court judge in 2013. Having juggled practice through maternity leave and part-time working Amanda is a strong supporter of flexible working at the Bar.
Tom Handley, Director of Chambers said:
“Exchange Chambers has a long-term commitment to supporting women at the bar and we are tremendously proud of Mandy.
“We consider it vital that everyone can pursue their careers on equal terms and have an equal opportunity to become QCs and in taking up judicial roles.”