Mixed Messes - speaker: Ben Douglas-Jones QC

17 September 2019 - 18:00 to 21:45

Mixed Messes provide an opportunity to engage one to one or in small groups with Members of Hall.  

This evening begins with a drinks reception where you can meet and later dine in groups of four (a mess) with barrister and judicial members of the Inn. 

Dinner is preceded by a talk given by Ben Douglas-Jones QC on 'Human trafficking victims: non-punishment and the evolution of exploitation'.  Ben is a criminal Silk at 5 Paper Buildings and has recently co-written a book on the subject, ’Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Law in Practice’.

Registration: 17:45
Qualifying Session: 1 QS
Equivalent to 0.5 CPD hours (view the Bar Standards Board guidance for CPD)


The event is open to all members of the Inn.

Booking will open approximately 8 weeks prior to the event and will close, (for barrister members) 4 clear working days and (for student members) 5 clear working days before the event. 

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

Member login: Gray's Inn Online System (GIOS)


  • Students (Gray’s Inn student members only) and barristers within 3 years of Call: £18
  • Barristers (from 3 years of Call): £25
  • Benchers: £40

Contact the Education Department with any questions regarding this event. 

Qualifying Sessions

The dress code for all Qualifying Sessions (QSs) unless otherwise stated is:

  • dark suits with white shirts (men and women) and ties (men)
  • gowns (students, barristers and benchers - except guests)

Please see Qualifying Sessions for further information.