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The Baroness Hale of Richmond

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President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
In office
5 September 2017 – 11 January 2020
Monarch Elizabeth II
Deputy Lord Mance
Lord Reed
Preceded by Lord Neuberger
Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
In office
28 June 2013 – 4 September 2017
President Lord Neuberger
Preceded by Lord Hope
Succeeded by Lord Mance
Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
In office
1 October 2009 – 28 June 2013
Preceded by Position created
Succeeded by Lord Hamblen
Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
In office
12 January 2004 – 30 September 2009
Preceded by Lord Millett
Succeeded by Position eliminated
Lady Justice of Appeal
In office
1999–2003
High Court Judge
Family Division
In office
1994–1999
Appointed by Elizabeth II
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal (Judicial Peer)
In office
12 January 2004 – 1 October 2009
7th Chancellor of the University of Bristol
In office
2004–2017
Preceded by Sir Jeremy Morse
Succeeded by Sir Paul Nurse
Non-Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong
Assumed office
2018
Personal details
Born
Brenda Marjorie Hale

31 January 1945 (1945-01-31) (age 76)
Yorkshire, England
Spouse(s)
  • Anthony Hoggett
    (m. 1968; div. 1992)
  • Julian Farrand
    (m. 1992)
Children 1
Alma mater Girton College, Cambridge

Brenda Marjorie Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE, PC, known as Lady Hale (born 31 January 1945), is a British judge. She was President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom from 2017 to 2020.

In 2004, she joined the House of Lords as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary. She is the only woman to have been appointed to this position.

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