Sexuality at the Bar is a co-organised event (followed by a drinks reception), with UCL Centre for Ethics and Law, Westminster Law School and 29 Bedford Row.

This lecture will launch the results of world-leading research into sexuality and the Bar. It is based on work undertaken in 2016: a survey with 126 LGBT+ barristers, QCs, pupils and BPTC students, and 37 linked interviews.

The survey and interviews, the first of their kind, sought to understand the career experiences of LGBT+ members of the Bar, to ask those members about the extent to which (if at all) their sexuality has impacted on their practice, and to explore the role and function of LGBT+ support networks for barristers.

Chair: Rt Hon. Maria Miller MP (Chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee)



  • Amit Popat (Head of Equality and Access to Justice, Bar Standards Board)
  • Claire Fox (Barrister, Pump Court Chambers; Co-Chair of the Barristers Lesbian and Gay Group)
  • Nicholas Allen (Barrister, 29 Bedford Row; Recorder)
  • Susanna Rickard (Barrister, Serjeants’ Inn Chambers; Representative of FreeBar)

Find out more and register for this event.