Baroness Hale of Richmond, DBE PC FBA
Baroness Hale of Richmond, DBE PC FBA, known as Lady Hale, served as President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom from 2017 to 2020. She served as Deputy President of the Supreme Court from 2013 to 2017.
In January 2004, Lady Hale became the United Kingdom’s first woman Lord of Appeal in Ordinary after a varied career as an academic lawyer, law reformer, and judge. After graduating from Cambridge in 1966, she taught law at Manchester University from 1966 to 1984, also qualifying as a barrister and practising for a while at the Manchester Bar. She specialised in Family and Social Welfare law, was founding editor of the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, and authored a pioneering case book on ‘The Family, Law and Society’*.
Baroness Hale holds the Sultan Azlan Shah Fellowship at the Centre.