Baroness Butler-Sloss spoke at one of the discussions we convened, and has no formal association with Cumberland Lodge. We do not pass on the contact details of past speakers and cannot always forward contact enquiries.

Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss is a retired English judge. She was the first female Lord Justice of Appeal and, until 2004, was the highest-ranking female judge in the United Kingdom. She has been a Crossbench life peer in the House of Lords since June 2006.

Baroness Butler-Sloss sits on the Ecclesiastical Committee of the House of Lords, and has previously served on the Draft Modern Slavery Bill committee, the Adoption Legislation Committee and the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee. She chaired the Adoption Legislation Committee from May 2012 to February 2013 and, until June 2007 when Lord Justice Scott Baker took over, she chaired the inquests into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed.

Educated at Wycombe Abbey School in Buckinghamshire and the University of Lausanne, she is the daughter of the judge Sir Cecil Havers, and aunt to both the actor Nigel Havers and the barrister Philip Havers.