Griffin Talks - webinar dates

Griffin Talks - webinars on every other Thursday evening for Members of Gray's Inn. 

Join our new webinar series delivered by key Members, Benchers and Staff of Gray’s Inn to connect with our membership at this time. 

Questions are welcome beforehand and during the sessions. Members are welcome to submit questions and suggestions for future Griffin Talks by emailing Gray's Inn.

The webinars will also be made available for all to watch for a limited time after the live-stream has taken place.


The Inn and COVID-19

Thursday 14 May, 5pm
Master Treasurer the Rt Hon Lord Justice Irwin, the Under Treasurer and Director of Education at Gray’s Inn discuss how the Inn has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in all areas, how our Library, Education and Qualifying Sessions have adapted to online delivery and what we are doing to support all our Members now and into the near future.

Thursday 28 May, 5pm
Sir Mark Hedley DL, a Justice of the High Court from 2002 to 2013 and Mrs Justice Lieven will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Family Trials and how this is being addressed. Moderated by Mrs Justice Theis. 

Thursday 11 June, 5pm
Ali Malek QC will discuss with Duncan Matthews QC how virtual hearings for commercial litigation and arbitration are proceeding and meeting the challenges of the pandemic. Ali Malek is a top Commercial Bar Silk and Vice Treasurer of Gray’s Inn and Duncan Matthews is a leading trial advocate in international and domestic commercial dispute resolution. Moderated by the Rt Hon Sir Peter Gross.

Virtual Hearings Appeals, Advocacy and Case Management

Thursday 25 June, 5pm​
The Rt Hon Lord Justice Irwin, Master Treasurer of Grays Inn and a Lord Justice of Appeal will discuss the Appeals process and how the courts are responding in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic and will review advocacy and case management from the other side of the (virtual) court room .

Virtual Hearings: Criminal Cases 

Thursday 09 July, 5pm

Paperless working and the lasting impact post COVID-19 on the way barristers’ work 

Thursday 23 July, 5pm

To be delivered by the Gray’s Inn Barristers’ Committee.
Date posted: 14 May 2020