Dame Mary Arden becomes the third woman to be appointed to the UKSC

Former High Court Judge, former Chair of the Law Commission and current Lady Justice of Appeal, Dame Mary Arden, becomes the third woman to be appointed to the final appellate jurisdiction of the United Kingdom. A graduate of Cambridge and Harvard, Dame Mary is a jurist of stellar credentials and has extra-judicially written about different areas of law and practice. Dame Mary’s appointment was approved by the Queen alongside that of Lords Justices Kitchin and Sales. The three judges from the Court of Appeal will respectively fill the vacancies created by the retirements of Lords Mance, Hughes and Sumption from the Court. The JDI would like to recommend to its followers a Lecture delivered by Dame Mary at JUSTICE’s 10th Annual Human Rights Law Conference in 2008 titled ‘Building a Better Society.’