Judicial Diversity: Should LGBT+ representation matter?

03 December 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

A panel discussion on Judicial Diversity: Should LGBT+ representation matter? 

Gray’s Inn LGBT+ Society is delighted to welcome a panel of three LGBT+ members of the judiciary – Sir Terence Etherton (Master of the Rolls), Master Victoria McCloud (Queen’s Bench Division) and Dorothea Gartland (Barrister at 4PB and Deputy District Judge) all of whom will be answering questions in conversation with HHJ Judith Rowe QC. 

Come along if you have questions for the panel or if you just want to hear from LGBT+ members of the judiciary.  

Followed by refreshments.

Registration: 5.45pm 
Location: Large Pension Room
Qualifying Session (QS): Not accredited as a QS
Equivalent to 1 CPD hour (view the Bar Standards Board guidance for CPD)

About the Gray's Inn LGBT+ Society

This year, Gray’s Inn became the first of the Inns to have its own LGBT+ society. 

Gray’s has long been celebrated as a diverse institution, welcoming students and barristers from around the world. The formation of the LGBT+ Society formalises the openness that is at the heart of the Inn. But it also allows Gray’s Inn the opportunity to focus on supporting LGBT+ members and on ensuring that practical steps are taken so that inclusivity is not simply an ideal but is a reality for everyone.

It is hoped that best practice can be rolled out through our members to all chambers, so that everyone is able to flourish at the Bar. The Society also allows people to share their experiences, to learn from one another, and to ensure that real progress is being made.


This event is open to members of all four Inns and members of the legal profession (including solicitors, para-legals and other lawyers).

Early booking is encouraged as this event is bound to be popular with judges, barristers and students alike.

Members can book and pay online via the Gray's Inn Online System (GIOS)

Non-members can register for a GIOS account to book events available to non-members.

Booking will close, (for barrister members) 4 clear working days and (for student members) 5 clear working days before the event. 


  • Student Members of Gray's Inn: £3
  • All others: £5