Kate Cook of Matrix barristers chambers has been appointed as the new chair of LRI’s board of trustees on 16 March 2015. The board of trustees oversees the work of LRI and provides strategic direction to the organisation.
As a barrister Kate specializes in environmental law and public international law. She has argued cases in the International Court of Justice and is a member of the UK government’s advice panels on public international law. She takes over from Richard Dyton – the pro-bono partner at Simmons & Simmons.
On her appointment Kate stated that she was “looking forward to working with the team and all the volunteer lawyers involved in the LRI to provide maximum support to developing countries at such a crucial point in time – the leadup to Paris.”