Read the rules applicable to our Members, find out more about how the Inn is run, and access further details on our policies and guidelines.
- Rules and Standing Orders
The Inn’s Rule Book contains the rules applicable to Masters of the Bench, barrister Members and student Members. These include rules regarding:
- elections to the Bench
- Management Committee elections
- dining in Hall
The Inn’s Standing Orders contains general information regarding the Inn, its committees and Members. This includes information regarding:
- how the Inn is run
- the Inn’s Standing Committees
- the election and retirement of Masters of the Bench
- Fellows of the Inn
- Code of Conduct for Members
Code of Conduct for Members
Gray’s Inn is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment for its Members, and all those who take part in its training, activities, events and use its facilities.
Our Code of Conduct applies to all Members when representing the Inn, working on the Inn’s behalf, using the Inn’s facilities, or attending an Inn event, and is intended to lay down a clear and broad statement of required standards of conduct.
Members of Gray’s Inn shall:
- Behave with integrity and treat others with dignity and respect
- Promote an inclusive, welcoming, collaborative, and supportive environment at the Inn
- Recognise and value diversity
- Be aware of differences in power and influence and avoid conduct that exploits, or might be perceived as exploiting, these differences
- Respect other people’s personal space
- Treat sensitive or personal information with discretion and tact, respecting confidentiality
- Report and / or challenge the behaviour of others when it falls short of the standards expected unless you have a good reason not to do so.
All feedback and comments are welcomed, please complete our feedback form.
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are fundamental principles of justice and underpin all we do at Gray’s Inn. Our ED&I Committee authored a statement which was approved by Pension which sets out what we believe, what we want to achieve and what we will do.
- Memorandum of Understanding
Memorandum of Understanding
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists between the Inns of Court and the Bar Standards Board (BSB). It recognises the vital role that the Inns have in the education, training and qualification of barristers in England and Wales.
This MOU sets out the roles and responsibilities of the Parties in relation to the education, training and qualification of barristers of England and Wales and is concerned with matters prior to Call to the Bar.
The Four Inns of Court are committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Harassment in any form will not be tolerated by the Inns.
The Inns of Court Anti-Harassment Policy applies to all members of the Inns of Court at all levels (including students) and extends to activities beyond the Inns’ premises as well as electronic communications.
Individuals who feel that they have been subject to harassment or inappropriate conduct in connection with the activities of the Inns (or witnesses to the harassment of others) should make initial contact with the Under Treasurer or Sub-Treasurer of the Inn concerned, or another designated Inn employee.
Designated Gray’s Inn employees are:
- Stephen Cartwright OBE (Under Treasurer) – email Stephen Cartwright or call 020 7458 7805
- Sam Hutchinson (Chief of Staff) – email Sam Hutchinson or call 020 7458 7981
- Guy Mitchell (Director of Library Services) – email Guy Mitchell or call 020 7458 7818
- Mairi Wilson (Digital and Marketing Manager) – email Mairi Wilson or call 020 7458 7950
- Complaints Procedure
The Inn is committed to providing a high-quality service and an environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. In order to do this, we need to be told when we get things wrong and if there is a complaint, to deal with it quickly, fairly and consistently.
We listen to all complaints, treat them seriously and learn from them so that we can continuously improve our service. To this end, the Inn’s Complaints Procedure has details of the Informal and Formal procedure for an individual wishing to make a complaint.
- Health & Safety
Health and Safety
The health and safety of staff, Members and visitors is our highest priority.
This document sets out the commitment of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn to the best quality of health and safety, policy and practice.