Realising Gender Equality: An Evening with Lady Hale

Realising Gender Equality: An Evening with Lady Hale

 

In conjunction with the First 100 Years Project, LexisNexis invited professionals from across the legal industry to attend an evening celebrating the first female Supreme Court Judge: Baroness Hale. Instantly oversubscribed, over 160 guests signed up to join us at the Supreme Court to share an evening listening to Baroness Hale’s life and career. As guests piled into the main hall, the atmosphere became increasingly celebratory; women and men of all ages eagerly awaited the interview with Baroness Hale, excited to hear more about the life of the woman who has, more than once, made history.

Softly spoken, decisive and fiercely intelligent, Baroness Hale astutely commands the attention of any room. An expansive presence on the bench, Baroness Hale is the leading light in child and family cases. Her pioneering work at the Law commission led to the creation of some of her more personal victories: the Children Act 1989, the Family Law Act 1996, and the Mental Capacity Act 2005. All of which, she explains, put the interests of the vulnerable at the heart of proceedings.

Baroness Hale’s career has spanned more than 40 years, and in that time, it’s fair to say that she has ruffled more than a few feathers. Upsetting establishment norms has been her unwitting raison d’etre since the beginning; havin

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Catherine is one of the Future of Law's digital editors. She graduated from Durham University with a degree in English Literature and worked at a barristers chambers before joining Lexis Nexis.