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Equality a priority for first woman Supreme Court Head Brenda Hale

Yorkshire-born Lady Hale will be officially sworn in as president on October 2.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

by Amit Roy The appointment of Baroness Hale of Richmond, 72, as the first woman president of the supreme court has raised hopes that she will be able to do even more to promote gender and ethnic diversity in the legal profession. Among those who have expressed “delight” that Lady (Brenda) Hale is becoming president of the UK’s highest court are the historian Kusoom Vadgama and vice president of the Association of Women Barristers, Neelam Sarkaria. “She has already been on a war path fighting against racial prejudices and gender inequality in society and has not hesitated to criticise male judges…

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