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This event is for all members of the Inn and is a Qualifying Session for the student members attending.  The event will celebrate the launch of the Inn’s ED&I statement and will be chaired by the Chair of the Inn’s ED&I Committee,  Jasbir Dhillon KC, Master of the Bench.

Our guest speaker is Daniel Holt of 39 Essex Chambers.  Daniel is the Founding Chair of the Association of Disabled Lawyers, Chair of Middle Temple’s Disability Forum and sits on the Bar Standards Board’s Disability Taskforce. Daniel has worked with the BSB, Legal Services Board, Solicitors Regulatory Authority, and many other organisations to help improve the experiences of lawyers and students with health conditions.  The lecture will be followed by a Reception.

Event details

Registration location: Benchers’ Entrance

Date and registration time: Tuesday 13 February, 5.45pm

  • reception from 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Who can attend: Open to Gray’s Inn Members only

Dress code: Smart casual


  • Students and barristers under 3 years of Call: £12
  • Barristers: £15
  • Benchers: £20

How to book

Booking closes: 9 February

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


Qualifying Sessions

Qualifying Session (QS):  1 QS

Theme: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Learning outcomes:

  1. Consider equality, diversity and inclusion at the Bar
  2. Discuss implications of inequality and a lack of diversity and inclusion on the rule of law and the profession.
  3. Identify sources of advice, support and guidance relating to equality, diversity and inclusion issues.

This QS relates to the following elements of the Professional Statement for Barristers: 1.1, 1.10, 1.16, 2.3, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.4

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.

Please see Qualifying Sessions for further information.

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