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Call Ceremony | Trinity A Call

Wednesday 27th of July 2022 12:00

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Location

Middle Temple Hall

Timings

12:00 ~ Callees must sign in at Middle Temple Hall, wigged and gowned
12:45 ~ Masters of the Bench arrive and are gowned
13:00 ~ Call Ceremony

The Ceremony is expected to end at approximately 13:30

Dress code

Business Attire with Gown for Benchers, Court Dress for Callees

Masks must be worn (unless you are medically exempt). 

Callees can find further details on the dress code for Call HERE.

Event Details

Students Members are Called to the Bar in a traditional ceremony held in Middle Temple Hall.

Applications for Call must be made in advance.  Full details HERE.

For the safety of yourself and other attendees, it is advised that you take a lateral flow test before attending the event.

If you have developed Coronavirus symptoms please do not attend. Contact CalltotheBar@middletemple.org.uk.

Masks should be worn when you are indoors (unless you are medically exempt) but can be removed during the reception.

For any Bencher, member, student or guest who has reservations about joining us back at the Inn, or in the workplace, amber Covid awareness ribbons are available from the Treasury front desk in the Ashley Building. Wearing one of these around the Inn will notify colleagues to keep their distance and respect the fact that you are still cautious about Covid.


Call online

For any Callees who are unable to attend in person, or would prefer not to do so, there is the option to attend one of the ceremonies online instead. You will join a Zoom meeting and will be able to see others being Called online along with the Benchers conducting the ceremony. We will try our best to show those attending online on the YouTube livestream during the ceremony, but cannot guarantee this.

Publication of Call lists

Please note that the names of all the students who are Called to the Bar (Callees) will be published in the Times, the Telegraph and the Independent newspapers after the date of Call. The actual date of publication will vary depending on availability of space in the newspapers. Full names are published in order of Call; grades are not included.  

Who can Attend

At present, the plan is for the ceremony to take place with ONLY Callees and Masters of the Bench present.  No guests are permitted in Hall.  

This decision has been taken to enable all Callees who can attend in person to do so, some of whom would not feel comfortable spending a prolonged period of time in close proximity to a large number of people (pre-Covid there would be 250-300 people in Hall). This will be kept under review.

Guests

A limited number of guests per Callee may be permitted to be present at the Inn (TBC). Guests cannot attend the ceremony in the Hall however they would be able to watch the livestreamed ceremony from another room.  They are also welcome to attend the reception after the ceremony and to visit the photographers with you if you want to have family pictures taken. 

Please note that you will have to book separately for the reception after the ceremony should you wish to attend (a booking link will be sent out 1-2 weeks before Call).

Livestream of Call ceremonies

We will livestream ceremonies via YouTube to enable Callees' friends and family to watch the ceremony from wherever in the world they may be.  

Dietary Requirements

Qualifying Session Details

This is not a Qualifying Session.

Bookings and Cancellations

Student Members must apply for Call in advance.  Full details HERE.

Between 1-2 weeks before Call, confirmed Callees will be booked onto the ceremony by the Education Department, once all the required checks have been completed.  Callees will also be emailed a link to book for the reception.

Masters of the Bench can book online or by emailing Benchers@middletemple.org.uk. You are most welcome to attend the reception after the ceremony - you do not need to book this separately.

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 EducationTeam 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 4800, education@middletemple.org.uk

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 http://www.middletemple.org.uk/about-us/data-protection

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