Dr. Nubia will elucidate how concepts of “race” in the Tudor Period were far more nuanced and more progressive to use today’s parlance than we previously have been led to believe. He will speak to some themes within his book, England’s Other Countrymen, Black Tudor Society, that evidence that many of the ideas associated with modern racist ideology are in fact relatively recent development, and what lessons the past can teach us today about combating racism.
The Callees are Called to the Bench before dinner, then asked to take their place at the High Table. After dinner each new Bencher gave a short speech.
Guest Speaker: Master William Young (The Hon. Sir William Young KNZM QC)
(moderated by Master Fiona Wilcox)
Using the recent attacks in New Zealand – Christchurch, March 2019 and Auckland, September 2021 – the lecture discusses:
A Sherrard Conversation between Harriet Wistrich and Master Nicky Padfield. Recorded Monday 22 November 2021.
A Sherrard Conversation between Harriet Wistrich and Master Nicky Padfield. Recorded on Monday 22 November 2021.
On Wednesday 13 October we combined Reader's Feast with Honorary Benchers Dinner, as the Autumn Reader, Master Ian Mayes, delivered his Reading on The Honorary Benchers of the Inn.
Topically, for December’s Archive of the Month, we will look at how winter has played it part in life at the Inn, from frost fairs, the arrival of snow and struggling to heat freezing chambers.
Lloyds PR Solictors
Criminal Paralegal Position
- We are pleased to advertise for a new paralegal position
- starting immediately.
- Lloyds PR Solicitors is a criminal defence firm which specialises in large complex cases. The practice is recognised by the Legal 500 for both crime and white collar crime.
- The benefits of working at Lloyds PR Solicitors:
- Starting salary of £20,000
- Police station accreditation, with the opportunity for paid overtime
- Smart phone for work
- Regular training by leading QCs and counsel
- Exposure to high profile cases and responsibility early on
The candidate must demonstrate the following skills:
- A strong interest in criminal law
- A good commercial awareness
- Great people skills
- Good analytical skills
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
- Proactive and have the initiative/common sense to find solutions to problems independently
- Ability to understand instructions and follow them accurately
- Legal research
- Ability to work under pressure
- Organised and be able to prioritise
- Strong work ethic
The recruitment process will involve an interview and an assessment.
The position will be based at our Watford office.
We are a friendly firm and an equal opportunities employer.
If this position interests you then please email your CV to
First Prize - £750 and a mini-pupillage
Runner-up prizes of up to £500 at judges’ discretion
Students are invited to submit an answer to the enclosed problem question by 31 January 2022 at 5pm. No previous knowledge of the subject area is required and entrants are required only to read the one case referred to in the problem question. Answers may be up to 1000 words (including footnotes) and conciseness is encouraged.
Entrants must be studying at a UK university/college or have completed their studies at a UK university/college within the past three years (applicants do not necessarily need to have been studying law) but must not have commenced a training contract or pupillage. Each entry should be the work of a single author (so no joint entries are allowed).
You can download the questions HERE.
Answers should be sent to email@example.com in Microsoft Word format. The covering email should state the entrant’s full name, present (or most recent) university/college and contact details (Judging is anonymous so please do not include your name in the essay itself). All submissions will be acknowledged.
Information can also be found on Chambers’ website: https://www.pumptax.com/pupillage/tax-problem-question-competition/
Middle Temple is pleased to announce that 31 members of Middle Temple were appointed Queen's Counsel on Wednesday 22 December 2021.
These appointments are made by Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, Dominic Raab, following consideration by the independent Queen's Counsel Selection Panel.
The list of Middle Templars, in order of seniority, is as follows:
Master of the Bench
Miss Andrea Coomber (Hon QC)
Professor Jeffrey Golden (Hon QC)
David Bradly Esq
Mr David Lamb
Mr Marios Lambis
Miss Sophia Roper
Miss Nicola Braganza
Alexander Chandler Esq
Miss Claire Toogood
Julian Evans Esq
Mr Andrew Ford
Mr Alan Gardner
Charles Woodhouse Esq
Miss Claire Davies
Mr Simon Goldberg
Miss Miranda Hill
Miss Laurie-Anne Power
Ms Josephine Higgs
Miss Claire Watson
Miss Helen Evans
Miss Melissa Murphy
Miss Betsan Criddle
Miss Nneka Akudolu
Ms Laura Dubinsky
Miss Charlotte Worsley
Miss Zoe Leventhal
Robert Weekes Esq
Jeremy Brier Esq
Mr Farhaz Khan
Miss Emily Wood
Alex Wright Esq
Head of Membership
Tuesday 4 January 2022