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Lady Hale - Reflections of a Lady Law Lord

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15 November 2023




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Weston Auditorium

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Hertfordshire Law School and Hertfordshire Bar Society present: Lady Hale - Reflections of a Lady Law Lord.

In this lecture Lady Hale will be reflecting upon her career in the law and how the law and the justice system have changed – in some respects for the better and in some respects for the worse – over the course of that career.

  • Registration opens 14:30 for a 15:00 start
  • Bring your questions for the Q&A
  • Join us for networking and light refreshments from 16:15

Lady Hale Biography

Lady Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, DBE, PC, FBA was called to the Bar in 1969 and after combining teaching and practice for a while before concentrating on academia, eventually becoming Professor of Law at Manchester University specialising in social welfare, family and equality law.

In 1984, she was the youngest person and first woman ever appointed to the Law Commission. Lady Hale’s achievements during her nine-year tenure at the Law Commission include initiating and leading the Commission’s work to produce the Children Act 1989. She also began sitting as a part-time judge and became Queen's Counsel in 1989.

Lady Hale was appointed a Justice of the High Court of England and Wales in 1994, serving until 1999, when she was promoted to the Court of Appeal, where she served until 2004 when she made history by becoming the first and only woman Lord of Appeal in Ordinary. The Law Lords were transferred to the newly created Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in 2009. Lady Hale was its first woman Justice, then deputy President in 2013 and President in 2017 until her retirement in 2020.

Throughout her career and until her retirement in 2020, Lady Hale has championed the advancement of justice, equality, and the rule of law. She was described in the UKSC Blog as ‘a very unconventional Justice. She is … a regular and passionate speaker about issues such as feminism, equality and human rights – qualities which have made her one of the Court’s most popular and well-known figures.’

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Weston Auditorium,
de Havilland Campus,
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AL10 9EU