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A Career in Law with Lady Arden DBE

Brunel Law School 

A Career in Law with Lady Mary Arden, Lady Arden of Heswall, DBE
Justice of the Supreme Court

Join us for a special evening with Lady Arden who will be in conversation with Anthony Inglese CB (Honorary Professor of Law, Brunel University London) discussing her illustrious career in Law.

Lady Arden read law at Girton College, Cambridge, where she gained a starred first, and took an LLM degree at Harvard Law School in 1970 as a Kennedy Scholar. Mary was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1971, and subsequently joined Lincoln's Inn in 1973. She practiced at Erskine Chambers from 1971 to 1993, mainly in company law. Lady Arden became a QC in 1986, and served as Attorney-General of the Duchy of Lancaster. She is an Honorary Fellow of Royal Holloway, University of London, and of Liverpool John Moores University.

She was appointed to the High Court on 30 April 1993, becoming the first female High Court judge to be assigned to the Chancery Division. As is customary, she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) at the same time.

Arden holds membership of the Steering Group of the Company Law Review, and a current post as Head of International Judicial Relations for England and Wales. She is a member of the Advisory Board, Centre of Commercial Law; of the Council of the Statute Law Society; of the Board of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, as well as being President of the Trinity Hall Law Society, and of the Association of Women Barristers. She is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Arden's appointment to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom took effect on 1 October 2018. 

The conversation will be followed by a panel discussion, Q & A and networking reception. 

Please join us in welcoming Lady Arden to Brunel Law School…