Blocking of the Suez Canal: a presentation

On Thursday 26th April 2021 Captain Peter McArthur gave a virtual presentation on the recent blocking of the Suez Canal. The giant 400m-long (1,300ft) container ship Ever Given was wedged across the Suez Canal in Egypt, blocking it for a week before salvage crews freed her on 29th March. The ship is expected to make her way to a port in the UK once released by the Egyptian authorities who are demanding $916m in damages. The vessel is currently anchored in the Bitter Lakes. The...

By: | May 6, 2021 | Uncategorized

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40 Years On!

MARCH 17TH 2021 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! On March 17th 1981 the creation of the Worshipful Company was approved by Resolution of the Court of Aldermen of the City of London at Guildhall. The first Court Meeting was held on 2nd April, and on 21st July 1981 Letters Patent under Mayoral seal were issued. The Company thereby became the 93rd in the List of Livery Companies of the City of London. Its co-founders were John Phillips CBE QC, the Inaugural Master, Clifford Clark TD, the second Master,...

By: | March 17, 2021 | Uncategorized

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A Tribute to Bertie Vigrass

Past Master Professor John Uff CBE QC has written in memory of Bertie Vigrass OBE on behalf of the Company. You can read his tribute to one of the most remarkable men in the history of arbitration, here: Tribute to Bertie Vigrass

By: | February 22, 2021 | Uncategorized

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Service affiliate awards

Senior Warden Martyn Bradish introduced our most recent awards to service affiliates, as follows. You can read about the awards by clicking on the links on our affiliate pages. "Sitting at our computers across the UK and beyond, it is easy to forget what our affiliates do on behalf of our country. We are indeed fortunate to be affiliated with units in the Royal Navy, HMS Mersey, The Army, 13 Company of the Greater London Army Cadet Force, South West Sector and The Royal Air...

By: | January 25, 2021 | Uncategorized

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Save these dates: 2021 events

If COVID restrictions permit, we are hoping to host the following events, among others, in 2021. Further details will follow as soon as we can confirm them. United Guilds Service, St Paul's Cathedral, 21st May 2021 Master's Lecture, 6th July 2021  

By: | January 21, 2021 | Uncategorized

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