Lady-Gene Waszkewitz

Pupil Barrister

Lady-Gene Waszkewitz

Pupil Barrister

Lady-Gené is a third-six pupil under the supervision of Sebastian Gardiner.

During her first-six pupillage, she was supervised by Jo Sidhu QC and observed and assisted in a number of homicide trials as well as a serious sexual offences and kidnapping trial, involving vulnerable witnesses. During these trials she assisted in drafting various submissions, including a note on the law relating to absent defendants and discretionary life sentences for non-homicide offences. Lady-Gené also assisted in the drafting for two appeals against sentence. Additionally, she undertook a number of noting briefs, including in a murder and gang related public order trial. Lady-Gené was supervised by Sheryl Nwosu during her second-six pupillage.

Lady-Gené obtained first class honours in Law with international relations, graduating as top of her class. She obtained a Master’s degree with Distinction in European and International Law. Her thesis examined the right to a fair trial for accused persons and defendants at the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

She then worked as an intern at AIRE Centre, drafting letters of response to the Home Office on behalf of EU nationals facing unlawful deportation from the UK. Lady-Gené gathered experience in public policy as a Legal and Policy intern at Fair Trials International, assessing the impact of plea bargains on the overall fairness of the trial.

She pursued her interest in academic research while working as a research assistant at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law where she conducted research in various areas of international law, including background research for submissions in the Article 50 'Brexit' Appeal.

Prior to undertaking the Bar Professional Training Course, Lady-Gené worked as an intern at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, as part of the team of defence for Mr Yim Tith in Case 004.

Date of Call: 2018


  • Bar Professional Training Course, City, University of London
  • LLM, European and International Law, University of Amsterdam
  • LLB, Law with international relations, London Metropolitan University

Professional Memberships:

  • Lincoln’s Inn – Lord Denning Scholar, 2017
  • Women in Criminal Law