The Master’s Lecture

  The Master’s Lecture The Annual Master’s Lecture was held on 30 March 2022 when the Master of the Rolls, the Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Vos delivered the Lecture about mediation. Sir Geoffrey is the President of the Civil Division of the Civil Justice System. He touched on voluntary as against mandatory use of mediation in disputes brought before the Courts.  Noting that there had been a review that mandatory mediation did not restrict the citizen’s civil liberties, he set out an ambitious vision for...

By: | April 6, 2022 | Uncategorized

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HMS Mersey visit

Company Visit to HMS Mersey The Master accompanied by members of the Company visited our affiliate Royal Navy Ship, HMS Mersey, on Friday 25 March 2022 at Portsmouth Royal Naval Base. The Ship was alongside for a couple of days. It is usually at sea for over 300 days a year which makes it one of the most active ships in the Navy. Lt Commander Ed Munns, the Commanding Officer welcomed us aboard together with the  Commanding Officers of our Affiliate Army Cadet Force and...

By: | April 6, 2022 | Uncategorized

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MicroAge Mission

Muscles in Space On December 21st, SpaceX-24 blasted off from Florida taking an important experiment to the International Space Station. The MicroAge mission, from the University of Liverpool, took human muscle samples to space so as to study the impact of microgravity on muscle function. The results will be valuable in studying muscle wasting in the elderly. Our Senior Warden, Dr Chris McArdle, acted as an Engineering Consultant to the mission and travelled to NASA to support the launch. The WCA played a part in...

By: | January 27, 2022 | Uncategorized

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Visit ACF Camp 5th December 2021

Visit to 13 Company ACF Winter Camp   The Master and Court Assistant Peter King visited on Sunday 5 December our Affiliated ACF Company at their winter camp which was held at Lydd in Kent over the weekend of 3 to 5 December 2021. Although cold, the weather was largely kind and when showers blew in there were indoor stands. The stands were locations where cadets undertook various tasks including first aid, navigation, crossing a minefield and marching.  This was all part of a detachment...

By: | December 11, 2021 | Uncategorized

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Christmas Carol Service St Mary-le-Bow 8th December 2021

The Company's Christmas Carol Service was held at St Mary-le-Bow on Wednesday 8th December 2021.  This year we were joined by the Worshipful Company of International Bankers and Worshipful Company of Solicitors. The service was led by The Revd George Bush and accompanied by the choir of the church under the director of music and organist Thomas Allery. A most enjoyable event followed by dinner at CafeRouge, opposite StPaul's Cathedral.  

By: | December 9, 2021 | Uncategorized

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Mediation Skills Competition

We are delighted to announce that our Eighth UK Mediation Skills Competition for UK Law Students  will be taking place over the weekend of 21st to 23rd January at the offices of the International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC), close by St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London. The competition is open to eligible law students, trainees or pupils in chambers. At the competition, the teams adopt the role of counsel and client and seek to resolve a commercial dispute working with each other, their...

By: | November 30, 2021 | Uncategorized

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Lord Mayor’s Show 2021

The 2021 Lord Mayor’s Show, 13 November 2021 Preparations for the show started at 8:30am when I and our Junior Warden, Simon Underwood, collected our robes and headgear from Painter Stainers Hall. The City was eerily quiet with all the roads to be used in the show having been closed to traffic and crowd barriers set up. Assembly in London Wall with the other Masters and supporters of the Modern Livery Companies, just outside Plaisterers Hall, was our first chance to have an informal get...

By: | November 21, 2021 | Uncategorized

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Honorary Freemen

Lt Cdr Edward Munns (RN) Commander HMS Mersea and Wg Cdr Dorian James Commander 622 Squadron were installed as Honorary Freemen of the Company on Wednesday 27th October 2021.

By: | November 14, 2021 | Uncategorized

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