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Annual Dinner

Wednesday 1st of May 2024 19:00

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Middle Temple Hall


19:00 - Doors Open
19:00 - Reception
19:35 - Doors Close for Dinner
19:45 - Dinner
Speeches will follow dinner by the Chair of the Hall Committee and our guest speaker, Master Sandie Okoro.

This event is expected to end at approximately 22:30

Event Details

This annual event, which is attended by Benchers, barristers and students, is organised by the Hall Committee who arrange for a distinguished person to speak after dinner.

We are delighted to announce that our 2024 speaker will be Middle Temple Bencher Master Sandie Okoro. A barrister and solicitor, Sandie was appointed Senior Vice-President and General Counsel for the World Bank Group in February 2017, joining from HSBC where she was General Counsel of Global Asset Management. Sandie has received numerous accolades and lifetime achievement awards for her career and volunteer efforts on diversity, women’s empowerment and leadership.

The usual hierarchy in Hall is replaced with a seating plan which ensures that Benchers sit amongst students and barristers. 

Who can Attend

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

Benchers: Guests welcome

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 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). 

Members of other Inns can buy tickets from the Treasury Office by calling 020 7427 4800.

Unless the event sells out earlier, bookings will close at 09:00 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.

Click here to 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 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.