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Bench Call

Tuesday 12th of July 2022 18:30

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Middle Temple Hall


18:30 - Doors Open
18:30 - Reception
19:05 - Doors Close for Dinner
19:15 - Dinner
Short speeches by the newly elected Benchers will follow dinner.
This event is expected to end at approximately 22:00

Dress code

Business Attire (with Gowns for Called Members)

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Event Details

Please note that bookings are open at full capacity and social distancing will no longer be in place.

All members of the Inn are welcome to attend this event.

A dinner for Benchers and members of the Inn at which there is a ceremony to Call elected members to the Bench.

The Callees are Called to the Bench before dinner, then asked to take their place at the High Table. After dinner each new Bencher will give a short speech. 

The Callees (in alphabetical order):

  • Judge David Allen
  • Tony Peto QC
  • The Hon Mr Justice Joel Bennathan
  • Tim Storie QC
  • Mrs Justice Ayesha A. Malik
  • The Rt Hon the Lord Tyrie PC

Please note that there are certain rules and customs that members and guests are expected to observe when attending formal Qualifying Sessions at the Inn.  

Who can Attend

Student/Hall Members: Guests welcome, maximum three per member

Benchers: Guests welcome.

Dietary Requirements

If you have any dietary requirements please ensure that you provide this information when you book tickets.  If you did not do so, please inform the Inn no later than 12:00 two working days before the event.  When seated in Hall please make a member of staff aware of these requirements so that they can serve you accordingly.  

The menu for this event is subject to change.

Non-alcoholic alternatives will be provided on request.

Further details on dietary requirements

Qualifying Session Details

Please note that this event is not a Qualifying Session.

Bookings and Cancellations

Members of the Inn can buy tickets online by clicking ‘Add to Cart’.  Please note that you must log in to book (if you have not yet created a log-in please register first).  Alternatively you can buy tickets from the Treasury Office by calling 020 7427 4800.

Unless the event sells out earlier, booking will close at 12:00 two working days before the event.  


Where we have a waiting list we will offer your ticket to someone else, so please do cancel your ticket if you are no longer able to attend.

View our Bookings and Cancellation Policies

Data Protection & Photography

Please be aware that photography, audio and video recording may take place at our events. These may be used for promotional purposes by the Inn, including in printed publications, on our website, and on our social media accounts. If you do not wish to have your photograph taken or to have images of you used, please alert the Membership Team at the start of the event. We are unable to guarantee that you will not be included in the background of photographs that are being taken. Contact: 020 7427 6385,

All personal data that the Inn stores and processes is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Inn’s Data Protection Policy. You can ask the Inn to stop using your images at any time, or request to see the personal data that the Inn holds on you. For more information please visit the Data Protection page:

Times and details for this event are subject to change. Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.