Gray's Inn

On the Day

Please ensure you meet the dress requirements for Call and you look out for specific details by email approximately one month before Call day; below is intended as a general schedule only.

Schedule

From 3:30pm

Photography and collection of gowns.

5:45pm

Callees assemble to be briefed for the ceremony.

6:00pm

Guests assemble outside Hall to be seated for the ceremony.

6:30pm

Ceremony begins in Hall.

6:40pm

Ceremony ends and reception begins.

9:00pm

Reception ends.

The ceremony

Callees are lined up in order of admission to the Inn and, when your name is read out by the Under Treasurer, you will step towards the Treasurer at the centre of the dais. The Treasurer will then “publish you barrister” and you will then join the back of the queue after collecting your certificate and barrister card.  You will then make your way to have your certificate signed before joining the reception.

Your guests will need to be at the Hall entrance half an hour prior to the ceremony starting. Whilst they are waiting for the ceremony to commence they will hear a talk on the history of Hall from the Head Porter; they will join you at the reception once the ceremony is over.