Election of Sheriffs & lunch at Founders Hall

The annual election of Sheriffs will take place at Guildhall on Monday 24 June 2024 at noon. It is one of the privileges of a Liveryman to elect the Sheriffs for the year ensuing. Following the Election, at or around 1 pm, we will repair to Founders' Hall for lunch. The luncheon may be also attended by partners or guests of our Liverymen or Freemen.

By: | June 11, 2024 | Uncategorized

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UK election derails Arbitration Act reform

The Arbitration Bill, making changes to the Arbitration Act 1996, was still in discussion in Parliament when the Prime Minister called an election on 4 July 2024. The reforms did not pass before Parliament was dissolved and will have to be re-introduced in a future Parliament - under the next Government.

By: | June 11, 2024 | Uncategorized

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Mediation Skills Competition 2024: 19-21 January

The Mediation Skills Competition for UK Law Students will take place over the weekend of Fri 19 - Sun 21 January in London. THE CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER 2023 Full details and instructions on how to enter are available here. See more about the company's activities under the tab "Professional Development".

By: | October 22, 2022 | Uncategorized

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Visit to 622 Squadron

The Company was welcomed at RAF Brize Norton by 622 Squadron, our Affiliated Royal Air Force Squadron on Thursday 4 August 2022. Operational needs meant that it was an early start for us. At 9:00am the Officer Commanding, Squadron Leader Doz James, settled us in with a briefing of the impressive work that takes place at Brize Norton. It is the principal facility from which all military and Government aircraft movements are made. There is a small facility at Northolt for VIPs, but the heavy...

By: | September 10, 2022 | Uncategorized

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Visit to 13 Company ACF Summer Camp

Saturday 30 July saw the Master and Court Assistant Peter King visit our Affiliated ACF Company at their summer camp, which was held at Thetford, Norfolk. The camp is two weeks long and the visit was on the middle Saturday. The camp facility was full with cadets from across south London, their instructors and army regulars who helped in the myriad of events arranged for the cadets. During our visit we saw marching on the square. This is a basic skill the cadets need to...

By: | September 10, 2022 | Uncategorized

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Horse Guards Parade

  Tuesday 5th July 2022 saw members of the Company at Horse Guards Parade Ground. The Massed Bands of the Guards Division performed a Military Musical Spectacular marking HM the Queen and the Commonwealth in the Platinum Jubilee Year. The sun shone as we looked across the parade ground to the rear of 10 Downing Street not aware that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was about to resign as leader of the Conservative Party. All the focus was on the military bands as they marched and...

By: | August 5, 2022 | Uncategorized

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10th Anniversary Charter Banquet

  The Company celebrated the 10th anniversary of the granting of its Royal Charter by HM The Queen at a Banquet held at Mansion House on 19 May 2022. The event was honoured by the attendance of the Lord Mayor, Vincent Keaveny, and his wife Amanda as well as the Aldermanic Sheriff, Alison Gowman, and representatives of many of those Companies and Organisations that had supported the grant of the Charter. The Company and its guests enjoyed a four-course banquet followed by a 4 Post...

By: | June 6, 2022 | Uncategorized

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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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