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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.

June’s Mixed Messes talk will be delivered by Her Honour Judge Wendy Joseph KC on, ‘The rewards of a life in crime.’

About Her Honour Wendy Joseph KC

Portait photograph of HHJ Wendy Joseph KCUntil March 2022 Her Honour Wendy Joseph KC was a judge at the Old Bailey.

She read English and Law at Cambridge, was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1975, became a QC in 1998 and sat as a full-time judge from 2007. When she moved to the Old Bailey in 2012 she was the only woman amongst 16 judges, and only the third woman ever to hold a permanent position there.


Event details

Location: Hall, Benchers’ Entrance

Date and registration time: Wednesday 7 June, 5.15pm

Who can attend: Open to all Members of the Inn

Dress code: Dark suits and gowns


In recognition of the benefit Members of Hall provide to the education and professional development of our student members at Mixed Messes, tickets for barrister Members both under and over 3 years call are currently free of charge. 

  • Students (Gray’s Inn student members only): £18
  • All Members of Hall: Free
  • Benchers: £30

Cost online:

  • All Members: £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).

Book now

Qualifying Sessions 

Online attendance: To validate your online attendance and to have your QS awarded, you will be asked to give us a brief description, in 100 words of the lecture and what learning outcomes you took from it. This is now compulsory.

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

Please see Qualifying Sessions for further information.

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