Lady Brenda Hale: Spider Woman

  • Sunday 23rd October 2022 | 11.30am – 12.30pm
  • The Crown Hotel, Harrogate
  • Tickets: £15.00
  • Please note that all bookings are subject to a £1.75 transaction fee. The event will be followed by a book signing – bring your own copy or purchase one from our on-site Waterstones bookshop.

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A lifelong smasher of glass-ceilings, Lady Hale is an inspirational figure admired for her historic achievements and for the causes she has championed. As President of the Supreme Court, Lady Hale won global attention in finding the 2019 prorogation of Parliament to be unlawful.

Yet that dramatic moment was merely the pinnacle of a career as a pioneering reformer, which saw her become the first woman and the youngest person to be appointed to the Law Commission; the first and only woman to become a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary; and the first woman to serve on the newly created Supreme Court, serving as President from 2017 to 2020.

Lady Hale will share her story, from a small Yorkshire village to President of the Supreme Court, and a life truly led by her motto ‘women are equal to everything’.

“A feminist icon… Her success story is an inspiration for men and women both – showing that law matters.” Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

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