Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, Baroness Butler-Sloss

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The Baroness Butler-Sloss

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President of the Family Division
of the High Court of Justice
In office
1999 – April 2005
Succeeded bySir Mark Potter
Lord Justice of Appeal
In office
1988–1999
High Court judge
(Family Division) 3458
In office
1979–1988
Personal details
Born
Ann Elizabeth Oldfield Havers

(1933-08-10) 10 August 1933 (age 85)[1]
Buckinghamshire, England
NationalityBritish
Spouse(s)Joseph William Alexander Butler-Sloss (m. 1958)
RelationsSir Cecil Havers (father)
Lord Havers (brother)
Nigel Havers (nephew)
Philip Havers (nephew)
ChildrenFrances (b. 1959)
Robert (b. 1962)
William (1967–2018)

Ann Elizabeth Oldfield Butler-Sloss, Baroness Butler-Sloss GBE PC (née Havers; born 10 August 1933), is an English judge. She was the first female Lord Justice of Appeal and, until 2004, was the highest-ranking female judge in the United Kingdom.

Until June 2007, she chaired the inquests into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 617. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
  2. Dyer, Clare (11 November 2004). "The Guardian profile: Elizabeth Butler-Sloss". Retrieved 23 June 2017 – via The Guardian.

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