Court of Appeal: Retirement of Lady Justice Hallett DBE

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Lady Justice Hallett DBE retires as Lady Justice of Appeal with effect from 21 October 2019. 

Notes to editors 

Dame Heather Carol Hallett DBE (69) was called to the Bar (I) in 1972, took Silk in 1989 and was elected a Bencher in 1993. She was appointed a Recorder in 1989, a deputy High Court Judge in 1995, served as Leader of the South Eastern Circuit from 1995 to 1997 and was appointed Chairman of the Bar of England and Wales in 1998. She was appointed a Judge of the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) in 1999 and was Presiding Judge of the Western Circuit from 2001 to 2004. She was appointed as Lady Justice of Appeal in 2005 and was a member of the Judicial Appointments Commission from 2006 to 2010 (latterly its Vice Chairman). She was the Chairman of the Judicial College from 2010 to 2014, appointed Vice President of the Queen’s Bench Division in 2011 and served as Treasurer of Inner Temple. She was appointed Vice President of the Court of Appeal Criminal Division in 2013.

Lady Justice Hallett was chosen in 2009 to act as Coroner at the inquest into the deaths of the 52 victims of the July 7 London bombings.

She was appointed a peer in Theresa May’s Resignation Honours List 2019.