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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Carol Service and Supper

On Monday 10th December some 80 members of the Company, their families, friends and guests were present at the Company’s Guild Church, St Mary le Bow for the Annual Carol Service – a festival of seasonal readings, hymns and carols.  The Chaplain, the Revd George Bush, gave a thoughtful address and afterwards joined us for a hot supper at Balls Bros in Carey Lane.  It was a particular pleasure to welcome members of the London Association of District Judges at the Carol Service and at the...

By: | December 14, 2012 | Uncategorized

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Lord Mayor’s Financial Literacy Initiative

14th December 2011 was the final day of a project that involved leading a group of Year 5 (ie 9 years old) schoolchildren through the basics of “Enterprise” including finance and banking, then designing and making greeting cards to sell (for charity) in the school playground.  Each child had to take on one of the roles of M/D, Financial Officer, Product Designer, Marketing Advisor etc and work together as a group in competition (quite intense !) with the other groups.  The project is spread out...

By: | December 14, 2011 | Uncategorized

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