High Court Judge Appointment (Queen’s Bench Division): Amanda Yip QC

September 1, 2017

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Mrs Amanda Louise Yip QC from Exchange Chambers to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 2 October 2017 consequential to the retirement of Sir Wyn Lewis Williams.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Mrs Amanda Louise 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.