Hon. Mrs. Justice Nicola Ann Sharpe Phiri is a Judge at the Court of Appeal. She was appointed Judge of the Court of Appeal on 16th April, 2021. Justice Phiri holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Zambia. She was admitted to the bar in 1992.
Prior to her current appointment, She served as Judge of the High Court from 2011 to 2021 She was Judge-in-Charge of the High Court Family Division from 2017 to 2021. Justice Phiri served as Senior Partner at Sharpe & Howard, from 2001 to 2011. Justice Phiri served as Partner at Mopani Chambers from 1995 to 2001 and an Assistant Advocate at Chilupe & Company from 1991 to 1995.
Justice Phiri also served as an Arbitrator from 1998 to 2011 and a Court Annexed Mediator from 2000 to 2011. She served as a Commissioner of the Small Claims. Court. She is the current Chairperson of the Small Claims Court.
She is a member of the Zambia Association of Women Judges and the International Association of Women Judges.