Tiejha Smyth

Deputy Director (FD&D) Management
Tiejha Smyth

Tiejha joined North in 2008 and is Deputy Director (FD&D), working primarily with our European, Americas and UK Members.

Current Role
Tiejha deals with FD&D claims and regularly provides internal training to colleagues and external training to our Members. Tiejha is also a key member of the North 2020 team and works closely with the P&I Pollution Enquiry Team.

External Roles
Tiejha is a member of the BIMCO 2020 drafting committee and has also worked with Intertanko on 2020 issues. Tiejha has spoken at several external events on the 2020 Sulphur Cap. Tiejha is a member of the Law Society of England & Wales.

Background
Tiejha studied law at the University of Sheffield and completed her post-graduate qualification in legal practice at Northumbria University. Tiejha qualified as a solicitor in 2004. She joined the Club's FD&D Department in November 2008 after having spent 6 years with Newcastle solicitors, Ward Hadaway, where she specialised in commercial litigation and dealt with High Court proceedings (including in the Mercantile Court, the Technology and Construction Court, the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council) and Alternative Dispute Resolution.  Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Tiejha spent 3 years working for a utility company, primarily dealing with claims for physical damage to infrastructure.

Qualifications