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Samantha Bangham’s Week in Cases 28 June 2013

Date:28 JUN 2013
Law Reporter

Samantha Bangham - Family Law Reporter It has been a momentous week for family lawyers and for that matter all female members of the legal profession as Baroness Hale of Richmond has been appointed Deputy President of the Supreme Court making her the most senior female judge in British legal history. Regular readers will have spotted that I am a super fan of Lady Hale and so I unashamedly remind you of a few of her remarkable achievements.

After graduating from Cambridge Lady Hale taught law at Manchester University from 1966 to 1984 also qualifying as a barrister and practising 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’. In 1984 she was the first woman to be appointed to the Law Commission.

Lady Hale became the UK’s first...

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