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All Inn Dining | Preparing for Practice | Commercial & Chancery

Tuesday 23rd of January 2024 18:30

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Parliament Chamber


18:30 ~ Doors Open
18:30 ~ Reception
19:05 ~ Doors Close for Dinner
19:15 ~ Dinner
This event is expected to end at approximately 21:30

Dress code

Business Attire (with Gowns for all Members of the Inn)

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Event Details

Following the format of the traditional All Inn Dining sessions, “Preparing for Practice” will provide Qualifying Sessions in which Benchers, Hall and Student Members all sit together at dinner.

Each session will specialise in one or more specific areas of law, giving students an opportunity to discuss issues arising in those particular areas with judges and practitioners who have experience of them. 

To meet our obligation of providing structured educational content particular topics/questions will be announced in advance for discussion during the course of the evening. These are emphatically intended as conversation starters. We hope that lively discussion will develop, which may move into all sorts of directions: this is allowed, indeed encouraged, and there will not be any assessment or exam afterwards!

Details of the preparation required in advance of this session will be published on the webpage once it is available, no more than one week before the session. When it is available, please ensure that you prepare in good time. 

Students and transferring lawyers need to attend the whole event in order to claim a Qualifying Session.

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

Who can Attend

Members only, no guests permitted.

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 09:00 two working days before the event. 

If you are unsure about anything on the evening please speak to the events staff on duty.


Non-alcoholic alternatives will be provided on request.

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Further details on dietary requirements

Qualifying Session Details

Further details of the QS Requirements and how to be credited with the QS for this session

Learning Outcomes

After this session, students should be able to:

  • Describe the new intermediate track for civil claims, introduced in October 2023.
  • Explain how & why ‘tracks’ for cases were introduced in 1999
  • Illustrate the background story behind the new intermediate track.

Links to the Professional Statement, wider workings of the Bar, administration of justice or a public interest matter

The QS will align with these elements of the Professional Statement:

  • TBC

View the BSB's Professional Statement

QS Feedback

If you have any feedback on a QS you have attended or have any suggestions for future sessions, please contact the education department on

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 09:00 two working days before the event.  


Middle Temple Students, Hall Members, Masters of the Bench and Members of other Inns

To cancel a ticket please contact the Treasury Office via email on Please clearly state the name and date of the event(s) you wish to cancel.

Unless stated otherwise on the event page, a refund will only be processed where a cancellation is requested before 16:00 three working days before the event (e.g. If the event is on Friday you must cancel before 16:00 on the preceding Tuesday, if an event is on Monday you must cancel before 16:00 on the preceding Wednesday).

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 by emailing

View our Bookings and Cancellation Policies

Disabled Access and Support

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

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 Richard. 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 4800 (option 1),

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.