Under the Temples Order of 1971 the Under Treasurer of the Middle Temple, along with the Sub-Treasurer of the Inner Temple, was defined as a local authority with the same powers and responsibilities as the Inner London boroughs under the London Government Act 1963, except in relation to housing.
Through powers vested in the Under Treasurer of the Middle Temple, Middle Temple exercises a small number of local authority functions, with the remainder being delegated to the responsibility of the City of London.
Uncovering the stories of animals at the Inn, from troublesome hawks and noisy dogs to a royal rat-catcher and the surprisingly diverse animal population of Hall.
The early role of the Inns of Court in the education and training of Barristers
While our catalogue is not available for public consultation, listed below are the majority of the series held by the Middle Temple Archive, with dates of coverage, divided into administrative sections. This is intended to enable researchers to assess the archive's resources and narrow their enquiries.
Middle Temple endeavours to make the Inn and as many of its buildings, facilities, services and publications as accessible and as inclusive as possible for all of its guests and members.
Events & Education Support
Support at the Inn's membership and educational events can include but is not limited to:
Alternative versions of printed material (e.g. on coloured paper or large print versions).
Transcriptions of lectures and talks.
Text to speech friendly versions of electronic documents.
A lot of information about the Inn is already available on our website. We will try to provide as much additional information as possible, but please note, the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations relate only to information produced by the Under Treasurer of the Middle Temple in their capacity as a local authority and do not extend to information generated by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple as a private body.
For many years, the Inn has been working to ensure that access into our buildings is made as easy as possible for those with disabilities. Ancillary to this we have tackled other issues such as the installation of an induction hearing loop in our Hall and had tactile buttons fitted into many of our lifts.
Parallel to this, we have undertaken reviews of our policies and working practices on matters such as non-discrimination to ensure that irrespective of race, colour, gender, age etc. everyone is treated equally.