Early life and education
Hedley was born on 23 August 1946 in London, England. He was brought up in Africa. He was educated at Framlingham College, then an all-boys independent school. He studied law at the University of Liverpool, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree.
Hedley was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1969 and made a bencher in 2002. He was appointed a Recorder in 1988 and a circuit judge for the Northern Circuit in 1992. On 11 January 2002, he was appointed a High Court judge, receiving the customary knighthood, and assigned to the Family Division. He retired on 10 January 2013.
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