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FREEBAR launched

18th February 2016

James Laughland attends lauch of FREEBAR

James Laughland last night attended the launch of FREEBAR. This is a new LGBT+ networking group established with the support of Stonewall for all those working at or with the Bar. It aims to ensure that at the Bar “Acceptance without Exception” is a real, tangible and shared experience for all. The launch event was hosted by Travers Smith solicitors; promoted by Sir Paul Jenkins, former Treasury Solicitor, Chantal-Aimee Doerries QC, Chair of the Bar Council and HHJ Dight, the lead Diversity Judge and DCJ at Central London and attended by about 150 people:

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TEMPLE GARDEN CHAMBERS is a market leading set with recognised excellence in a myriad of practice areas with awarded leaders in twelve specialist areas. TGC has the privilege of being well placed in the Temple and The Hague with superb facilities.

Currently consisting of 17 silks and 60 juniors with outstanding leadership and a long established clerking team acknowledged for their exceptional client services and business development, we are keen to expand upon our key areas.

To accommodate the growth in our core practice areas we are inviting applications from established practitioners and/or teams to further enhance our excellent reputation in the following fields:

• Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
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TGC is widely recognised for its friendly ethos and its commitment to Equality & Diversity and Wellbeing. We are especially keen to encourage applications from underrepresented groups at the bar – women, people with disabilities, those from ethnic minority groups and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Applications will be treated with the strictest confidence and should be addressed to the Head of Chambers, Keith Morton QC

In advance of any formal application both Keith Morton QC and Dean Norton (Senior Clerk) would be delighted to have a confidential discussion. To arrange a meeting please contact Dean on 020 7842 8641 or