Lady Hale, the most senior judge in Britain, will be in the island this week to deliver the Caroline Weatherill Memorial Lecture.

The first woman to lead the highest court in the country, will call the lecture: Something for Everyone? The protection of human rights and family life in the United Kingdom and islands.

Lady Hale has been president of the Supreme Court since September last year.

More than 100 people are expected at the free-to-attend lecture, open to the public, as well as members of the Law Society, which is organising the gathering. It is being sponsored jointly by law firm Appleby Isle of Man, the largest law firm in the island, and an anonymous individual.

The annual lecture was established in 2007, in memory of Caroline Weatherill who died suddenly at an early age in 2006, leaving husband Lawrence, a practising advocate, and four young children.

Faye Moffett, managing partner of Appleby Isle of Man, said: ’Caroline Weatherill was a senior associate with Dickinson Cruickshank, the firm that merged with Appleby in 2009 and became Appleby Isle of Man.

’Supporting this event in memory of Caroline is extremely important to us.’

Brenda Hale served as a Law Lord until 2009 when she, along with the other Law Lords, transferred to the new Supreme Court.

She served as deputy president of the Supreme Court from 2013 to 2017.

The Caroline Weatherill Memorial Lecture takes place at the Manx Museum from 6pm to 7pm on Wednesday, December 5, with refreshments served from 5pm to 6pm.

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