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Amity Dinner on Circuit: Northern and North Eastern

Friday 26th of April 2024 18:00

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Aspire, Leeds


18:00 – 19:00 Qualifying Session
19:00 – 19:45 Drinks Reception
19:45 Dinner
*There will be a cash bar open until late.

Event Details

We are delighted to be hosting our first Amity Dinner on Circuit this spring with Inner Temple. This event will take the place of our usual joint dinner held between the Northern and North Eastern Circuits.

We hope that many Middle Templars on Circuit, and those from London, will join us to celebrate the collegiality between our two Inns and our members.

A lecture (QS) entitled 'Journeys to the Bar' will take place before the dinner. The panel will be made up of Paul Darling OBE KC (Master Treasurer), The Rt Hon Lady Justice Thirlwall DBE (Deputy Treasurer), Bernard Richmond KC (Deputy Treasurer Elect) and The Hon Mr Justice Michael Soole (Inner Temple Treasurer 2024). They will discuss different routes to the Bar, perspectives on the areas of law in which they practice and the different careers on offer at the Bar. 

The lecture is open to all Members and guests (not just students).

Inner Temple members should book via the Inner Temple website.

Students and transferring lawyers need to attend the whole event including the lecture before dinner in order to be awarded a Qualifying Session. Other Members and Guests are of course most welcome to attend the lecture, or can attend the reception onwards.

Who can Attend

Members of Middle Temple and Inner Temple and their guests. Inner Temple members should book via Inner Temple's website.

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 Middle Temple Membership Department no later than 09:00 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

This event counts as one Qualifying Session. Students and transferring lawyers need to attend the lecture before dinner in order to claim a Qualifying Session.

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

Learning Aims

After this session, students should be able to:

-    Recognise the expectations of becoming a Barrister.
-    Compare the different perspective of the speakers on their journey to the Bar.
-    Recognise the legal breadth of the Bar and the importance this plays in diversifying legal practice.
-    Identify ways to specialise in an area of law.

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:

  • 4.1.1

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.

Inner Temple members should book via the Inner Temple website.

Unless the event sells out earlier, booking 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.

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 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.