Members

Welcome to the Members’ section of the website

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.

Please use your membership number to access the Members’ section. If you do not know your membership number and need assistance with logging into the website, please contact the Membership department at members@middletemple.org.uk or on 020 7427 6385 and our staff will be pleased to assist.

Middle Temple is its Members

We believe that the benefits of being a Member of Middle Temple are rich and varied. Here we give you a brief overview of what is available to you as a Member, directing you to where you can learn more, and highlighting some useful details.

Events & Dining

Our Events and Membership teams put on a wide array of events for Members and their guests to enjoy throughout the year in the surroundings of our fabulous Elizabethan Hall, which is also where lunches and dinners are served. To see our calendar of events please visit the Inn’s calendar at www.middletemple.org.uk/inn-calendar. As a Member, you are entitled to a discount on room hire for personal and chambers events at the Inn. For more details please contact the Events team on 020 7427 4820.

Career Support

The Education and Training we offer our Members, at all stages of their careers varies enormously, from residential weekends, to Pupils’ courses, to whole CPD days. We offer essay prizes, mooting competitions, and exchange trips to countries such as Canada and India.

Associations and Activities

As a Member, you have the opportunity to join any of a wide range of Specialist Bar Associations (or SBAs). There are also ‘Inn Societies’ that give you the opportunity to become more closely involved specifically with our own activities at Middle Temple and on circuit.

Accommodation

The Inn has six overnight lodgings available for overnight stays in 3 Middle Temple Lane, a Grade II* Listed Building dating back to 1680. These can now be booked online. We also have approximately 45 residential units and over 250,000 sq ft of professional accommodation for chambers. Whether you are looking to stay overnight, live in the Inn or wish to rent chambers from which to practise by day we hope we can assist with your requirements.

Facilities, Grounds and Middle Temple Gardens

Our award-winning gardens are open for everyone to enjoy between the months of May and September from 12:00 to 15:00. Members are most welcome to enjoy the Gardens at other times.

Overview of Membership benefits

Tasker’s Members’ Lounge

If you are looking for a quiet place to sit and relax, to read or to meet colleagues, you are welcome to enjoy Tasker’s, on the first floor of the Ashley Building, opposite the Library. Tasker’s has been designed to offer members a stylish, modern and relaxed environment.

The bar area is open on Thursdays and Fridays between 18:00 and 21:00 serving a range of wine, beer and soft drinks, unless the Champagne Bar in Fountain Court is open.

The lounge is open on weekdays between 09:00 and 20:00 and once a month on Saturday’s between 09:00 and 17:00, as per the Library weekend rota. Fresh coffee is available for only £1, as well as a range of other hot beverages, whenever the lounge is open. Members of all four Inns of Court are welcome, as well as their guests.

Middle Temple Champagne Bar

During the warmer months of summer the Champagne Bar is open in Fountain Court on Thursdays and Fridays between 18:00 and 21:00 serving a range of champagne, wine, beer and soft drinks.

Keeping our community up-to-date

We aim to provide all Members of Middle Temple, wherever they are in the world, with a varied programme of communications, updates, benefits and events. The Membership Office is the first point of contact for our Members and works hard to strengthen the relationships between the Inn and its worldwide network of Members. So if, as a Member, your contact details change, please let us know at members@middletemple.org.uk. We are also contactable on 020 7427 6385.

Merchandise

The Treasury Office sells a wide variety of merchandise, including cufflinks, pens, notebooks, port, wine, accessories, and books; these make either great gifts or an ideal treat for any Member. For more details, email:
education@middletemple.org.uk or visit the Treasury Office.

Supporting, diversifying and inspiring

We care, too, in the interests of diversity at the Bar, to ensure that underrepresented groups are supported in their professional development.

Some recent successful examples of new initiatives include:

·        The Temple Women’s Forum in collaboration with the Inner Temple was established to support and inspire women at the Bar and in the Judiciary throughout their careers.

·        The Survive and Thrive Programme aimed at ensuring that Members of the Inn and the Bar, as well as those who work closely with them (Clerks, Chambers Directors, Practice Managers) are acquiring ideas, skills and knowledge in order to broaden awareness and understanding of everything from macro business-level matters, to identifying ways to think, behave and work differently.

·        A series of Drop-In Mindfulness sessions for members, led by Lucy Whitehall.

·        The Employed Bar Forum, also in collaboration with the Inner Temple, was established to support and bring together members of the Inn not in independent practice.