Lady-Gene Waszkewitz

Called 2018

Lady-Gene Waszkewitz

Barrister

Lady-Gené joined Chambers after successfully completing her pupillage in chambers. During her pupillage she assisted in a number of homicide trials as well as a serious sexual offences and kidnapping trial, drafting submissions on the law, sentencing and procedure.

She now has a busy practice representing clients in the Youth, Magistrates’ and Crown Court, often representing vulnerable defendants. She regularly secures acquittals and favourable sentences for her clients.

Lady-Gené has a keen interest in offences against the person and has recently represented a client in the Crown Court accused of assaulting a police officer by burning him with a cigarette during arrest. Through her careful navigation of the evidence she was able to secure an acquittal for the client.

She is building a steady practice representing clients charged with drug trafficking offences, including in multi-handed cases.

Background

Prior to coming to the Bar, Lady-Gené gained experience in international criminal law working at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (The Khmer Rouge Tribunal).

Other experience includes policy, international and comparative research and immigration case work. Lady-Gené is fluent in German and French.

Qualifications

  • 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
  • Criminal Bar Association