Many congratulations to Brenda Hale, the first female president of the supreme court and the youngest lord chief justice in 50 years have been sworn in.

Brenda Hale’s appointment to the leading role at the UK’s highest court was announced by Downing Street in July. A longstanding champion of diversity in the judiciary, she became the first female justice of the court in October 2009 and was appointed deputy president in June 2013.