The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

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Welcome to the Members’ section of the website

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This section of the website is for all Members of Middle Temple and certain areas of it are password-protected giving Members of the Inn access to a host of useful information about activities, services and facilities for them..

 

Please use your membership number to access the Members’ section. If you do not know your membership number and need assistance with logging into the website, please contact the Treasury Office at members@middletemple.org.uk or telephone 020 7427 4800 and a member of staff will be pleased to assist.

Our Members are our raison d’etre.  We encourage all of our Members, whatever their age or seniority in the profession, to engage in the life and work of the Inn and to play a part in ensuring that our society has a healthy future for generations to come.

Middle Temple is a thriving community and has much to offer Members in many different areas, including professional and residential accommodation, a superb venue for a variety of events, and a modern law library. Perhaps most significantly, the Inn has excelled in the field of training and education since the inception of Middle Temple Advocacy by Michael Sherrard QC in the 1990’s.

Not only is Middle Temple a working professional and residential environment for members of the Bar, but we pride ourselves on being a forward-thinking, outward-looking, open and accessible organisation. We constantly seek new avenues through which to interest and engage with our Members and to widen opportunities for public engagement, from taking part in the BBC’s Masterchef, to hosting the Belgian International Olympic Committee, and lending our treasured Molyneux Globes to the British Museum for an exhibition in 2012. The Inn can often be recognised in television programmes and blockbuster films as we seek to be innovative in raising funds which contribute to the award of scholarships in support of our future junior members.

We regularly work on consultation responses to initiatives relating to the future of the legal profession (sometimes in close collaboration with the other Inns, the Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board).  Our Members are often critical to the process of drafting these responses: we frequently ask for input on key issues associated with the development of the Bar.  

We care, too, in the interests of diversity at the Bar, to ensure that underrepresented groups are supported in their professional development. A  recent major initiative co-founded in 2011 by our first female Treasurer,  Professor Dawn Oliver QC, and our former Under Treasurer, Catherine Quinn, is the Temple Women’s Forum which was established to support and inspire women at the Bar and in the Judiciary throughout their careers.

The Education and Training we offer our Members, at all stages of their careers, varies enormously, from residential weekends, to Pupils’ courses, to whole CPD days.  We offer essay prizes, mooting competitions, and exchange trips to far-flung places such as Canada and India. 

Our Events team puts on a wide array of events for Members and their guests to enjoy in the surroundings of our fabulous Elizabethan Hall. Gone are the days when students were  served near-inedible dinners in messes!  These days Middle Temple prides itself on being a venue which offers standards of cuisine as high as those of excellent international hotels and which are worthy of a 21st century Inn of Court. Events on offer include traditional dining nights, which student members must attend to gain sufficient qualifying session points (all of which have an educational content provided either before, during or after dinner); and events at which world-class musicians perform after dinner for which there is no additional charge to Members.  We also offer Members’ discounted room hire rates for private events, as well as reduced room hire rates for chambers and bar-related occasions, from meetings to seminars to client entertaining or celebrations. 

To see a full list of forthcoming events for Members at Middle Temple, please click on the Inn calendar for more details.

To book tickets for an Inn event, please contact the Treasury Office at members@middletemple.org.uk or telephone 020 7427 4800.

To enquire about reserving our rooms as a venue for an event, please contact the Events team at events@middletemple.org.uk or telephone 020 7427 4820.

We urge you to become involved and be a part of the life of the Inn and hope you find the information in these pages both interesting and useful.  Please let us know if there are aspects of your Inn membership which we have not covered here about which you would like more information.

For further details, please contact the relevant department or Colin Davidson, the Director of Membership andDevelopment – c.davidson@middletemple.org.uk. Telephone  020 7427 4822.