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Four Jurisdictions Law Conference 2022 | 13-15 May

Friday 13th of May 2022 19:00

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Friday 13 May
19:00 - 21:30

Saturday 14 May
09:00 - 22:45

Sunday 15 May
09:00 - 16:00

Dress code

Business Attire, Smart Casual

Further details on dress codes for Inn Events.

Event Details

For years Middle Temple has been involved in the Four Jurisdictions Annual Conference. Starting back in the 1980s, as part of the Inn's historical bond with Ireland, the conference has since grown and now meets every year in turn in Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh and London.

This year, the Four Jurisdictions Law Conference will be held in Middle Temple, London from Friday 13 - Sunday 15 May. 

The conference is a great chance for members of the Inn to get together with members of the three other Bars and their Judiciary. With a focus on sharing legal knowledge and skills, the programme will be suitable to contribute to your CPD as required by the Bar Standards Board. After the formal programme is concluded there will be opportunities for further discussion and networking.

  • The event is open to all members of the Bar and students, from any of the four jurisdictions
  • The conference takes place over Saturday and part of Sunday and is a serious event where attendees can learn from the perspectives of others.
  • It is a fun event and partners are most welcome. You will find there is plenty of down time to socialise, explore London or spend time with colleagues.

Please see the programme below: 

Friday 13 May

19:00 - Drinks in Middle Temple Garden (weather permitting)
19:30 - Dinner hosted by Master Treasurer in Middle Temple Hall

Saturday 14 May

09:00 - Arrival - Tea/Coffee and pastries
09:30 - Session I - Independence, the Legal Professions and the Rule of Law
10:45 - Coffee Break
11:15 - Session II - Diversity
12:30 - Lunch
13:15 - Session III - Four Young Bars: Successes, Challenges, Goals
14:00 - Session IV - Duties of Candour
15:15 - Free time
18:45 - Drinks in Middle Temple Garden (weather permitting)
19:35 - Welcome from the Treasurer in Middle Temple Hall
19:40 - Bench Call of The Hon Mr Justice Scoffield QC and The Hon Mrs Justice Mary Rose Gearty
19:45 - Dinner in Middle Temple Hall
21:30 - Speeches from new Benchers
21:45 - Drinks in the Prince's Room

Sunday 15 May

09:00 - Arrival - Tea/Coffee and pastries
09:30 - Session V - Humour and the Law
11:15 - Matins/or Choral Communion at Temple Church OR Tour of The Courtauld Gallery
12:30 - Drinks in the Prince's Room
13:00 - Lunch in Middle Temple Hall

Please note that places are limited for The Courtauld Gallery and are granted on a first come first serve basis.

Click here to see the full programme, including speakers and helpful information such as parking, hotel details and more. Non-members are also able to use the registration form at the end of the programme to book their place. Programme subject to change. 

If you would like to attend one or more parts of the full conference but not the full conference in its entirety, please add one or more of the following events to your basket and checkout:

Friday dinner
Saturday conference and lunch
Saturday dinner
Sunday conference and lunch
Sunday lunch
Conference only

If you would like to attend the full conference, do not add the above individual events to your basket, but instead click ‘add to cart’ on this page and then checkout.

Please note that all Middle Temple events are subject to cancellation, changes in format, and are dependent on government guidelines. Covid-19 safety measures will be in place. Please refer to our COVID-19 Safety Precautions in Place at the Inn page for further details.

Who can Attend

Members of the Bar of England & Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland, Hall members and Students. Guests allowed.

Dietary Requirements

If you (or your guests) 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. 

If you (or your guests) are unsure about anything on the evening please speak to the events staff on duty.

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

Benchers and Hall members can buy tickets online.  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 telephoning 020 7427 4800.

Non-members can book over the phone with our Treasury department, or by completing the form at the end of the Event Programme

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

Masters of the Bench are reminded that cancellations received after 17:00 on the day before the event will incur the full cost of the Event. To cancel please contact 020 7427 6385 or email

Disabled Access and Support

If you have questions about accessibility at the Inn or if you would like to request support, please email Laura Hacon.

The Inn is committed to improving access to all its services and encourages members to get in touch with suggestions and feedback on how we can improve. If you feel your experience using the website or attending one of our events could be improved, please email Laura. Your suggestions will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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.