Baroness Butler-Sloss

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Biographical Information

"Elizabeth Butler-Sloss was called to the Bar in 1955; she was appointed a Registrar in the Registry Family Division in 1970 and subsequently a High Court Judge, Family Division (1979-1988) and then to the Court of Appeal (1988–1999). From 1999 until her retirement in 2005 Lady Butler-Sloss was President of the Family Division. She was made Baroness Butler-Sloss of Marsh Green in 2006.

"In 1987/88 she chaired the Cleveland Child Abuse Inquiry and was chairman of the Security Commission between 1994 and 2005. She has been the Chancellor of the University of the West of England since 1993 and holds a number of Honorary Fellowships including St Hilda’s College, Oxford, King's College, London, the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health." [1]

In 2006 she received an honorary degree from the right-wing University of Buckingham.

In May 2014 Theresa May appointed Lady Butler-Sloss as chair of the VIP paedophile inquiry. "Her brother is former Tory MP and Attorney General Sir Michael Havers - who also happened to be one of the establishment figures alleged to have argued for the protection of the identities of VIPs accused of child abuse." [1]


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  1. Marriage Foundation Patron, organizational web page, accessed April 30, 2012.
  2. Childhood First People, organizational web page, accessed November 19, 2014.
  3. Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Advisory panel, organizational web page, accessed July 8, 2020.