This section of the website is for all Members of Middle Temple and gives access to a host of useful information about activities, services and facilities, whereas other areas of the website contain more specific content and require a member to login.
A modern institution with a long and distinguished history, Middle Temple is a place of many parts.
First and foremost, Middle Temple is one of the four Inns of Court which have the exclusive right to Call students to the Bar. The education and training of advocates lie at the heart of the Inn, but we are also a professional society for our membership worldwide; and we maintain a heritage estate in central London housing chambers from which barristers practise.
Introduction to the Bar
The Bar is the specialist profession of barristers, who have been providing expert legal advice and using advocacy skills to represent clients in court since the 13th century. Although some solicitors may now qualify for rights of audience in the Courts of England and Wales, the quality of expertise and advocacy provided by the Bar remains pre-eminent.
The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple admits over 500 student members every year.
One of the core purposes of the Inn is the education and training of students and barristers. This includes the promotion of the ethos of the Bar and the maintenance of the highest professional standards in the public interest. It also includes the provision of scholarships.
An overview of the role of the Inns in education and training for the Bar can be found here.
Middle Temple Library provides legal reference services to members of all four Inns of Court.
The Library holds approximately 250,000 volumes covering all aspects of British, European and American law. We have an enquiry service staffed by specialist legal librarians, who are able to help with enquiries made in person or by telephone or email.
The Estates Department is responsible for the maintenance, management and strategic development of Middle Temple’s historic estate. The Estates Office is located on site in Carpmael Building. Please see Contact details for further information.
Located in the heart of London’s legal quarter, Middle Temple Hall is one of the four ancient Inns of Court. Just a few minutes from Fleet Street, The Strand and Embankment and overlooking the river Thames, the secluded environment lends itself to corporate and private events.
Visit the venue hire site here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THOSE WISHING TO STUDY FOR THE BAR OF ENGLAND AND WALES - Is it right for you?
We are very glad that you are seriously thinking of pursuing a career at the Bar. However, you must think carefully about whether you have the potential to make a successful career as a barrister. A career at the Bar is very demanding, requiring high standards.
The Bar can offer an extremely rewarding career if you