Bringing (Dis)Ability to the Bar and FreeBar are collaborating on an online discussion event on 9 February 2023 centring the experiences of disabled LGBTQ+ people across the legal profession. The event will speak to the particular overlaps between both identities in terms of how we navigate the world and are perceived, focusing particularly on the space for joy in our pluralistic approach to what are often politicised identities. The panel, chaired by Allison Hochhalter of BDABar, will include Maria Munir (BDABar), Oscar Davies (Lamb Chambers and FreeBar), Jody Klaire (FreeBar), Mark Henderson (Doughty Street Chambers) and Daniel Holt (Pupil at 39 Essex).

Date/time: Thursday 9 February 2023, 18:30-19:30
Location: Online
Click here to register

We will be holding FreeBar New Years Drinks at No5 Chambers in Birmingham on 27 January from 6pm.

Please see the flyer below and click here to register.

Come along to find out more about signing up to the FreeBar Charter.

The Charter aims to guide organisations in implementing best practice with regards to LGBT+ inclusion, allowing them to demonstrate to potential applicants and clients that they are (or are working towards becoming) an LGBT+ inclusive organisation.

Speaker: Daniel Winterfeldt QC (Hon) MBE of Reed Smith

The event is open to all barristers and staff working in organisations at the Bar, particularly those who will be responsible for signing and implementing the Charter.

Please email Alice Brighouse to RSVP.

The Technology and Construction Bar Association (TECBAR), Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR), Bar Lesbian and Gay Group (BLAGG) and FreeBar are delighted to hosting networking drinks on 1 May 2019.

The event is open to all, in particular LGBT+ lawyers, barristers, practice managers, industry professionals and students.

This is a great opportunity to meet barristers from TECBAR and COMBAR and learn about working in commercial, technology, construction law and related fields.


On 11 November 2017, Alex Southern spoke at the 2017 IBC Conference on behalf of FreeBar. This was the first year that Freebar was provided with a prime speaking slot at the conference and we are grateful to the IBC for inviting us to speak.  Alex gave a short presentation on the importance on inclusivity in chambers. Click here to download a copy of the speech.