On 11 November 2016, our Partner Ms. Catherine Por attended a talk at the High Court Building entitled “A Child’s Human Rights” by The Right Hon. the Baroness Hale of Richmond, Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court. It was organized by the Hong Kong Judicial Institute during Lady Hale’s recent visit to Hong Kong.
Baroness Hale graduated from the University of Cambridge. In 1984, she was the first woman to be appointed to the Law Commission, a statutory body promoting the reform of the law. She became a High Court judge in 1994 and was promoted to the Court of Appeal in 1999. In 2004, she became the UK’s first woman Lord of Appeal in Ordinary after a varied career as an academic lawyer, law reformer, and judge. In 2009, she was appointed the first woman Justice of The Supreme Court.
Baroness Hale is currently involved in the UK case concerning the issue of whether the Secretary of State has power under the Crown’s prerogative to give notice pursuant to Article 50 of the TEU for the UK to withdraw from the European Union (the “Brexit case”). After the permission to appeal was granted, the Supreme Court heard the appeal on 5-8 December 2016. All eleven Justices, including Baroness Hale, sat on the panel to consider the appeal. Judgment is now awaited and expected sometime in January 2017.
Please contact our Ms. Catherine Por for any enquiries or further information about this event.