The Law and Religious Dress

The Right Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE

The Right Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE

Baroness Hale talks about the relationship between the law and religious dress, introduced by Dr Ed Kesser MBE, Founder Director of the Woolf Institute.

President of The Supreme Court, The Right Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE, Lady Hale of Richmond took up appointment as President of The Supreme Court in September 2017, succeeding Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury. This following her appointment as Deputy President from June 2013. In October 2009 she became the first woman Justice of The Supreme Court. 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’.

This lecture was recorded at the Woolf Institute, Cambridge, on 28/2/2019.

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