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Baroness receives University honour


The Rt Hon the Baroness Butler-Sloss of March Green GBE was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws yesterday. (Tuesday, September 7 2010)

The ceremony at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre was attended by students of the School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications who were also receiving their degrees.

Baroness Butler-Sloss said:“I am honoured and delighted to receive an honorary degree from this excellent University."

Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss GBE was appointed to the House of Lords in 2006.

Called to the Bar aged 21 as a member of the Inner Temple, she was in practice at the Bar from 1955-1970.

Judge of the High Court Family Division from 1979-1988, she was Chairman of the well-known Cleveland Child Abuse Inquiry.

Baroness Butler-Sloss acted as the first lady Lord Justice of Appeal from 1988-1999, and was the Treasurer of the Inner Temple in 1998. She became president of the Family Division in October 1999, a position she held until April 2005.

She is a former Chairman of the St.Paul’s Cathedral Advisory Committee, Chancellor of the University of the West of England, a governor of Merchant Taylors’ School, a governor of Coram (one of the country’s oldest children’s charities) and president of the Grandparents Association.


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