A Mixed Messes talk from I. Stephanie Boyce, President of the Law Society.

“‘Rule of law’ or ‘rules of the law’? Public perceptions of the law and what it means for those who uphold it.”


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 a guest of the Treasurer.

Registration location: Benchers entrance
Registration: 5.30pm
Qualifying Session
Dress code: Dark suits and Gowns
May count towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for barristers: view the Bar Standards Board guidance for CPD


This event is open to all Members of the Inn.

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

Cost in-person

  • Students (Gray’s Inn student members only) and barristers within 3 years of Call: £18
  • Barristers (from 3 years of Call): £25
  • Benchers: £30

Cost online

Online attendance is only available for Circuit students or transferring qualified lawyers. 

  • Circuit students / TQLs only: £6

Joining online

This event will also be delivered remotely using Zoom for Circuit students and TQLSs only. A link to the join the event will be sent by email 24 hours prior to the scheduled start time. Please ensure you have joined before the session is due to start.

Qualifying Sessions 

Qualifying Session (QS): 1 QS
Theme: Legal Knowledge, Justice and the Rule of Law
Learning outcomes:

  • Analyse concepts and principles in relation to the rule of law, the administration of justice and the Bar of England and Wales
  • Contribute to legal debate and discussion
  • Develop legal knowledge and understanding through discussion with practitioners

This QS relates to the following elements of the Professional Statement for Barristers:  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 3.1, 4.1
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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