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Debate Dinner

18:30 - 21:45
Great Hall

Dinner followed by  debate.  The debaters will be selected by the debating club.  The motion will be confirmed nearer the time of the event

Time: 18:30 for 19:00

Speakers: Student Debators

Themes: Legal Knowledge, Justice and the Rule of Law

Materials and Preparation: No preparation required

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this Qualifying Session students will be able to:

·         Identify the key arguments for and against the motion of the debate.

·         Appreciate how the arguments are deployed effectively.

Professional Statement Reference: (Access the full Professional Statement for Barristers here)

1.9 : Exercise good communication skills, through any appropriate medium and with any audience as required in their work.

2.1 : Act with the utmost integrity and independence at all times, in the interests of justice, representing clients with courage, perseverance and fearlessness.

3.2 : Understand and apply principles of team working where appropriate.

Dress: Lounge suits & gowns

Guests: Members can bring up to three guests.


Benchers & Guests: £96.50

Barristers (Over 7 years call): £64.50

Barristers (7 years call & under): £36.50

Barristers Guest: £78.00

Student: £19  (£8 for Inn Scholars)

Student Guest: Guests are not permitted.

Bookings: Bar members and benchers please book by 14:00 on Thursday 14 March 2024 with Member Events.

Students and Specially Qualified Applicants please book via the Online Booking System.

Cancellation Policy:

Bar & Bench Members please notify Member Events by 14:00 on Thursday 14 March 2024

Students should consider all bookings a professional commitment and should only book onto an event if they fully plan on attending. Once booked on, students will be unable to cancel and receive a refund other than in exceptional circumstances.

This event is a Qualifying Session.