Middle Temple Statement of Values

  1. Middle Temple aims to be welcoming and make members and guests feel at home.
  2. We believe in treating our fellow members, staff and visitors with dignity and respect.
  3. We should always consider how our words and actions may be interpreted by others and be sensitive to their perception and opinions. even if they may differ from our own.
  4. We believe in equality, irrespective of individual characteristics, including gender, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability and social background.
  5. We believe that a thriving Bar is vital to society.
  6. To maintain a thriving Bar we consider that we must help attract talented people from all parts of our rich and diverse society.
  7. We want the membership of Middle Temple to be reflective of society and support proper steps to increase our membership from underrepresented groups.
  8. We consider that these values support our role in maintaining public confidence in the Rule of Law, in supporting the Bar and an independent judiciary.