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A Mixed Messes talk on ‘Advocacy, Professional Ethics and the Transferable Skills of the Bar‘, delivered by Lord Carlile of Berriew.

Mixed Messes are opportunities to enhance your legal knowledge, through lectures delivered by guests of our Treasurer. Lord Carlile of Berriew is a high-profile member of the legal profession.

These evenings also offer student members the chance to engage with members of the Inn of all seniorities, both during the pre-lecture reception and at dinner, where guests dine in groups of four.

Event details

Date: Tuesday 29 November

Start time: 5.30pm (drinks reception on arrival), 6.30pm (lecture)

Registration location: Benchers’ entrance, 5.30pm

Who can attend: Open to all Members of the Inn. Online talk open to Circuit students and TQL’s only.

Dress code: Dark suits and Gowns


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

Cost online (online attendance is only available for Circuit students or transferring qualified lawyers):

  • Circuit students / TQLs only: £6

May count towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for barristers: view the Bar Standards Board guidance for CPD

How to book

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

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Qualifying Session

Qualifying Session (QS): 1 QS

Theme: Legal Knowledge, Justice and the Rule of Law

Learning outcomes:

  1. Analyse concepts and principles in relation to the rule of law, the administration of justice and the Bar of England and Wales
  2. Contribute to legal debate and discussion
  3. 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.

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.

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