GIBC LGBT+ event

16 November 2021 - 18:00 to 21:00

A talk on ‘Transgender Law Controversies:  reasonable responses not moral panic’, hosted by The Gray’s Inn Barristers’ Committee (GIBC).

Location: Large Pension room 
Registration: 5.45pm
Dress Code: Business Attire (Smart Casual to Business Casual)


Robin White (Old Square Chambers)

Robin became the first barrister to transition from male to female in practice at the discrimination bar in 2011. She practices in all aspects of employment and discrimination law and lectures regularly on the area, including transgender rights, in which she has appeared in a number of notable cases, and she acts for employers and employees. Chambers & Partners has described her as ‘the go to lawyer for trans cases’. She has published ‘A Practical Guide to Transgender Law’ in May 2021, written jointly with Nicola Newbegin of Old Square Chambers. In September 2020 Robin was named ‘Barrister of the Week’ by The Lawyer Magazine for her work on the Taylor v Jaguar Land Rover case. She has been shortlisted for two Chambers UK Bar Awards this year - for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Diversity & Inclusion’ and ‘Employment Junior of the Year’’.

Qualifying Session 

Qualifying Session (QS):  1 QS
Theme: Diversity
Learning outcomes:

  1. Consider the transgender journey in the context of coming to, and practicing at, the Bar, and the practical effects on trans people.
  2. Discuss issues relating to current trans rights, the related public debate and sensible reform.

This QS relates to the following elements of the Professional Statement for Barristers: 
Preparation required: No

To be awarded the QS for this event you are required to join the event on time  and stay for the full duration of the event. Please enter your full name when joining the event so that we can record attendance and update the QS records accordingly. This can take up to two weeks.

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Open to all Members. 

Book online via the Gray's Inn Online System (GIOS).

Bookings will close on the 10 November.


  • All: £5 

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