Making our mark

Gray’s Inn is one of the four Inns of Court which have the exclusive right to call men and women to the Bar of England and Wales. For more than six hundred years, Gray’s has been home to a community of extraordinary individuals. Generations of Members have honed their craft here, standing up for truth and justice with fierce independence. Our Members’ talent, dedication and bravery has shaped, and continues to shape, the evolution of the rule of law.

Investing in our people

Gray’s Inn is its Members. With an active Membership of around five and a half thousand, including around three hundred student Members at any one time, we are run by our Members for our Members. Everything we do is inspired and implemented by our people and is designed to champion and nurture each individual’s unique talents and interests.

The Inn exists to support, educate and develop its student Members and to provide continuing professional development to its barrister Members in accordance with its historic traditions.  It promotes the values of the rule of law, access to justice, equality, diversity and inclusion within the community – as well as a vision of a modern, independent and internationally active Bar.  The Inn has a pastoral responsibility to its Members and seeks to be a source of wisdom and support when needed. 

Investing in your future

Gray’s uses income generated from the commercial and residential lettings on our estate to pay for scholarships to support our Members on their journey to a career at the Bar, and to fund our other charitable activities: Educationthe Chapel and the Library.

We’re justifiably proud of our heritage and we uphold our distinctive traditions, but we are always looking forward and embracing new challenges. To ensure our future is as illustrious as our past, we invest in supporting the brightest and the best, measuring our own success by our Members’ achievements.

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Joining the Inn

Becoming a barrister is more than just a career – it’s the fulfilment of a calling

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History

Explore the full timeline for an expanded list of notable dates through the Inn's history

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