Bench Call


Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 18:30
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Middle Temple Hall

18:30 - Drinks Reception

19:05 - Doors Close for Dinner

19:15 - Dinner

This event is expected to end at approximately 22:00


Short speeches by the newly elected Benchers after dinner.


[Please note that the below names are not in order of Call and may be subject to change].

Dr Charles Mynors

Dame Judith Macgregor DCMG, LVO

Jeremy Nicholson QC

Sandie Okoro

Martin H. Brinkley

Professor Nicholas Hopkins


Dress Code: Day Suit (Click here for more details on dress code)
Gowns for Members: Yes

Guests of Student/Hall Members: Yes
Guests of Benchers: Yes (if interest in Callee)

Booking Tickets:

Barrister and Student members

Barrister and Student members can book tickets via the Treasury Office in person or by phone on 020 7427 4800.  Unless the event sells out earlier, booking will close at 14:00 two working days before the event.  

To cancel a ticket please contact the Treasury Office on 020 7427 4800.  A full refund will be processed where a ticket is cancelled 3 clear working days or more before the event.

Masters of the Bench

Masters of the Bench can book tickets by phone on 020 7427 6385 or by emailing  

Benchers are reminded that cancellations received after 17:00 on the day before the event will incur the full cost of the Event.

Dietary Requirements:

If you (or any guests) have any dietary requirements please ensure that you inform the Treasury Office no later than 14.00 two working days before the event.  When seated in Hall please make your waiter aware of these requirements so that they can serve you accordingly.  Click here for more details on dietary requirements.

Benchers should contact 020 7427 6385 or  

Please Note:

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

There are certain rules and customs that members are expected to observe when attending formal Qualifying Sessions at the Inn.  Click here for more details on dining rules and customs.

Qualifying Session:

This event counts as one Qualifying Session.  To be awarded the QS for this event students are required to arrive on time and attend all elements of this event- please see timings at the top of this page.  Click here for more details on qualifying sessions.

Students must hand their ticket to the Front of House staff on duty on arrival at the Hall.  Failure to do so will mean that the QS will not be awarded.

This event counts as a Qualifying Session for Commons (Masters of the Bench only).

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