Hon. Mrs. Justice Catherine Mulenga Lombe Phiri is a Judge of the High Court. She was appointed Judge of the High Court on 13th November, 2017. Justice Phiri holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Zambia. She was admitted to the bar in 2005.
Prior to her current appointment, Justice Phiri served as Deputy Chief State Advocate in charge of Taxation and Financial Crimes at the National Prosecutions Authority from 2014 to 2017. Justice Phiri also served in other positions at the National Prosecution Authority these include Senior State Advocate from 2011 to 2014, Assistant Senior State Advocate from 2009 to 2011 and State Advocate from 2005 to 2009.
Justice Phiri previously served as Chairperson of the Witness Management Fund Committee. She also served as a member of the National Task Force for Anti Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) and the National Anti-Corruption Policy Legal Level Committee.
She is a member of the Zambia Association of Women Judges and a Fellow of the Draper Hills Summer Fellowship at Stanford University in the United States of America.