We are delighted to announce that Catrin Lewis of Garden Court Chambers has been appointed as a Salaried Employment Judge in the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales) with effect from 8 July 2019.
Catrin will be assigned to the London East Region and will sit at the principal hearing centre at London East.
Catrin joined Garden Court Chambers in 2000 having spent seven years at Hackney Community Law Centre where she had a mixed caseload of asylum & immigration, employment, discrimination and actions against the police.
On joining Garden Court Catrin specialised in all aspects of employment law with a particular expertise in discrimination cases. Her work with vulnerable clients led her into developing a practice in the Court of Protection.
Catrin served on Chambers’ Management Committee for many years and was Chambers’ Equality and Diversity Officer until stepping down at the start of 2019.
Catrin was an elected member of the Discrimination Law Association (DLA) Executive Committee from 2016 to 2019 and remains an active member and regular contributor to DLA Briefings.
Catrin has been a CMC accredited mediator since 2008 and was a member of Garden Court’s Mediation team. She will continue to conduct mediations in her judicial capacity.
Catrin was appointed as a Fee Paid Employment Judge in 2009 and as a Fee Paid Judge in the Court of Protection in 2018.
Catrin served on the Bar Council’s Civil (Public) Remuneration Panel from 2013 during which time she contributed to the Bar Council’s LASPO guidance for civil legal aid practitioners.
Catrin will be stepping down as a Vice President of the Haldane Society having been a former Editor of Socialist Lawyer and former Chair of the Haldane Society.
Catrin spent nearly 20 years at Garden Court Chambers and she will be greatly missed. We are hugely grateful for her tireless service to chambers and her unswerving commitment to promoting equality and access to justice. We wish Catrin all the very best in her future career.