St Hugh’s alumni of Law, or those who work in the profession, are cordially invited to the St Hugh’s Law Society’s dinner at The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, London, EC4Y 9BT, on Thursday 21 April. This year’s guest speaker is St Hugh’s Honorary Fellow and Alumna, The Rt Hon. Lady Justice Hallett DBE, Vice President of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division).
Dame Heather Hallett came up to St Hugh’s College in 1968 to read Law. She was called to the Bar in 1972. In 1989 she became a QC and was appointed as a Recorder of the Crown Court. She served as Leader of the South Eastern Circuit between 1995 and 1997. She was the first woman to chair the Bar Council in 1998. Her practice was general common law with an emphasis on crime.
She became a High Court Judge (Queen’s Bench Division) in 1999 and was promoted to the Court of Appeal in 2005. She served on the Judicial Appointments Commission as a Commissioner and then Vice Chairman for approximately 5 years. She has also served as Chairman of the Judicial College.
In 2011 she was appointed Vice-President of the Queen’s Bench Division. In 2013 she was appointed Vice President of the Court of Appeal Criminal Division. Lady Justice Hallett acted as Coroner at the inquest into the deaths of the 52 victims of the July 7th London bombings.
Dress code: Lounge suit
Book by 11 April
Located in the heart of London’s legal quarter, Middle Temple Hall is one of the four ancient Inns of Court. It is just a few minutes from Fleet Street, The Strand and Embankment
The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
The Treasury Office, Ashley Building, Middle Temple Lane, London, EC4Y 9BT
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