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Lady Hale is the first female head of the supreme court, having taken up the role in October 2017.

She has long been breaking down barriers in the judiciary, which has struggled to cast off the perception it is an old boys’ club, overwhelmingly white, male and public-school educated.

In 2003, Hale, who went to a state school in Yorkshire, was appointed as the first female law lord. Her route to the judiciary was not the traditional one of years of practice at the bar.

Full Story: The Guardian

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