The Bar Liaison Committee met on 18 June and, inter alia, discussed the outcome of the BLC survey on Project Pegasus and the BLC’s response to the BSB consultation on Modernising Regulatory Decision-Making.
A networking garden party jointly hosted by BACFI and the Temple Employed Bar Forum was held at Middle Temple on Tuesday 19 June. Katherine Willerton (Called 2005) of the Government Legal Department won the Bar Council’s annual Employed Barrister of the Year award for her work on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and in mentoring junior members of her team. The award was sponsored by the Inner Temple.
Private Guest Night took place on 20 June and a Farewell Dinner for Martin Cheesman, the former Head Chef, on 27 June, both with a good number of attendees.
Some 550 women (and a respectable number of men) attended the Temple Women’s Forum Garden Party at Inner Temple on 2 July. They were addressed by the Lord Chief Justice and Master Taylor.
For the first time, Inner Temple flew the Rainbow Flag on 6/7 July during London Pride week, attracting a considerable amount of positive social media.
There was also excellent social media coverage of the second Wellness in the Law Forum held at Inner Temple on 6 July to discuss Building a Resilient Profession. Some 75 people attended, Master Spearing acted as Convenor; and from Inner Temple Master Levitt, Master Cheryl Thomas, Nicola Wallace QC, Sarah Vine (CBA) and the Sub-Treasurer were among the main speakers.
The Temple Big Picnic took place on Sunday 8 July. Open to members of all the Inns, over 300 guests attended this very happy family day with plenty of entertainment for the many children who came.
The popular and well-attended Inner Temple Summer Party took place on 12 July with a 1960’s theme and rock and pop music from the era.