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Gray’s Inn Advocacy Open Day, Register Now!

The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn is opening it’s doors for an advocacy day on Saturday 21st October between 3pm and 7.30pm!

The event is open to students interested in a career at the Bar and will comprise of talks on advocacy, scholarships, the role of the Inns, and also offer you an opportunity to observe students being taught advocacy and ethics.

The event will end with a reception hosted by The Treasurer of Gray’s Inn, Lady Hale who is the Deputy President of the Supreme Court and to which many pupil barristers, barristers and judges will be invited.

It is an ideal opportunity for you to learn more about the profession, observe advocacy and ethics training and to meet barristers and judges who can build your understanding of careers at the Bar.

The programme for the day is as follows:

3pm – Introduction from the Master of Students, Ali Bajwa QC and talks from the Director of Education and Master of Scholarships

3.30pm – Talks on Advocacy from Michael Fordham QC of Blackstone Chambers & Master of the Bench of Gray’s Inn

“One of the most committed silks around. He immerses himself in the case and every detail of it. Incredibly compelling written and oral advocacy. He wins cases no one else would stand a chance at, and it makes a phenomenal difference to have him on public law cases.”

4.15pm – (Observe) Advocacy and ethics training with barristers such as:

Michael Fordham QC of Blackstone Chambers
Ali Bajwa QC of Garden Court Chambers

Marion Smith QC of 39 Essex Chambers

Sally Ann Hales QC of Red Lion Chambers

Ijeoma Omambala of Old Square Chambers

Matthew Butt of 3 Raymond Building

6.30pm – Reception in Hall hosted by The Treasurer, Lady Hale (Deputy President of the Supreme Court)

There is no charge to attend, so if you would like to join this event please complete the following
information by return email to Rachel James, the Deputy Director of Education at Grays Inn via 

* Your full name

* The name and address of your university

* Dietary, allergy or access requirements

* Your email address

* Your mobile number

Please be aware that places are limited and so they would like interested applicants to send off their information as soon as possible!

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Carmen Bonal-Romero • 23/06/2017

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