WINDSOR RACES on Monday 6th August

Our party of 16 members and their guests had a splendid evening at Windsor Races. This included a selection of fine platters in The Deck dining area. Whilst no-one appears to have made a fortune all thoroughly enjoyed the event including the music and antics of the Mercury tribute band playing in the grounds after racing.

By: | August 14, 2018 | Uncategorized

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PRESENTATION TO LIVERYMAN BARRY ROSE

Presentation to Liveryman Barry Rose At the Court meeting on 11th July 2018 the Master presented Liveryman Barry Rose with a Company shield. This was inscribed "Presented to Liveryman J Barry Rose by the Master and Court in appreciation of his very many years of activity, joyful attention, dedication and fellowship."

By: | August 7, 2018 | Uncategorized

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UNITED GUILDS SERVICE AT ST.PAULS – 16th MARCH 2018

United Guilds Service at St. Pauls Members of the Company attended the annual United Guilds Service at St. Pauls Cathedral on 16th March 2018 along with the Lord Mayor, civic dignitaries and Masters and representatives of all 110 City Livery Companies. Following the service lunch was at the hall of the nearby Barber Surgeons Company.

By: | June 6, 2018 | Uncategorized

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THE MASTER’S LECTURE – 13TH March 2018

Lord Dyson delivers the Master’s Lecture We are extremely grateful to Lord Dyson for presenting the Master’s Lecture this year. His subject was ‘What are the proper limits to the Immunity of Arbitrators?’ His thought provoking text is to be found on our website and is well worth close consideration. Lord Dyson was Master of the Rolls until he retired in 2016, when he re-joined 39 Essex Chambers. Previously he had been a judge of the High Court of Justice (1993), a Lord Justice of...

By: | June 6, 2018 | Uncategorized

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VISIT TO HMS MERSEY

By the kind invitation of Lieutenant Commander George Storton of HMS Mersey four members enjoyed a most memorable day in Portsmouth on 28th February 2018. The visit was made by PM Chris Dancaster, Assistant Ken McLean and Liverymen David Aikman and David Canning. The plan was to watch various manoeuvres in company with her sister ship HMS Tyne. Unfortunately the weather conditions were such that it was deemed too dangerous to make the transfer to the ship offshore and our team returned to the Dockyard...

By: | June 6, 2018 | Uncategorized

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The Master’s Ridgeway Walk – we’ve done it!

On Saturday 21st October, Matthew and Sue, accompanied by friends, completed the 87 mile walk from Overton Hill in Wiltshire to Ivinghoe Beacon in Hertfordshire.  Gale force winds did not stop us from reaching the summit, though it did seem as if we might take off at one point! We were delighted that good friends Janet & Steve, and Company Members and friends John Uff, Phil Fidler and Mandy Lovell joined us for this last 6 mile stretch of the walk. It made our last...

By: | January 29, 2018 | Uncategorized

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Past Master James Mackie (1999-2000) – A tribute

Past Master James Mackie (Master 1999-2000) passed away on 1st November 2016 as a consequence of injuries sustained in a car accident; the Company had been delighted not only to have marked his 90th birthday a month earlier but also to have seen him (accompanied by his longstanding companion, Ann Fitchett) at the Installation Dinner only six days before when he was presented, to enthusiastic acclaim and very warm applause, with his new-style PM's Badge to which he responded with a gracious and witty speech,...

By: | December 14, 2016 | Uncategorized

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Tony Scott

Former Court Assistant Tony Scott FCIArb (admitted to the Livery on 10th February 2000) passed away on 5th May 2015 after a long and tough battle with cancer; he was 82. He had been a giant in the worlds of GAFTA and FOSFA, inter alia serving on the GAFTA Appeal Board for 40 years, being an Honorary Life Vice President of FOSFA, a Member of the Baltic Exchange for 41 years and a Full Member of the LMAA for nearly 30 years. He had been...

By: | December 14, 2015 | Uncategorized

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Carol Service at St Mary le Bow

The annual service on 18 December was again shared with the WC of Furniture Makers with whose Wardens and Master we shared the six lessons.  Music was provided on the magnificent organ by Alan Wilson and by the St Genesius Choir, conducted by Nikolas Clarke.  The Choir,  all barristers, was our own contribution to the service and sang beautifully, making full use of St Mary's very full acoustic.  The Rev George Bush gave a seasonal address and the whole company retired to the Furniture Makers'...

By: | December 14, 2014 | Uncategorized

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Mediation Skills Competition for UK Students 2014

The Company is delighted to announce that the Fourth Mediation Skills Competition for law students studying at UK universities and law schools will be held in London from Friday 17th January to Sunday 19th January 2014. The Company is very grateful to the international law firm Linklaters LLP who are generously hosting the competition at their London offices in Silk Street EC2. The 2013 competition was won by the team from University College London consisting of Chinelo Awa and Adele Cameron. They travelled to Paris...

By: | December 14, 2013 | Uncategorized

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