The Court of Assistants
The Court, can be traced back to a Petition in March 1610 which, at that time, limited the number of Assistants from as many as sixty eight to a maximum of thirty. This is an active body to assist the Wardens in seeing that the ordinances are observed. Originally commissioned to seek out defective wares, this duty is no longer needed.
All Past Prime Wardens are eligible to serve on Court, together with a maximum of 21 Liverymen below the chair. New potential Court Assistants are recommended to Court, from past Stewards, by the Nomination and Appointments Committee. They look at continuing support for the Company and its Charitable Trust.
The Wardens & Court
Prime Warden - Judy Tayler-Smith
Upper Warden - Lady Lauriston
Under Warden - Julian Adams
Immediate Past Prime Warden - Roger Harper MBE
PPW 1989 - Graham Redcliffe
PPW 1992 - John d'O Robinson
PPW 2008 - Graham Lewinstein
PPW 2009 - Michael Stemp
PPW 2012 - Neil Redcliffe
PPW 2013 - Graham Aslet
PPW 2014 - Edward Donaldson OBE
PPW 2015 - Richard Boucher-Giles
PPW 2016 - Peter Allen
PPW 2017 - Stephen Gee
PPW 2018 - Christopher Hipkins
PPW 2019 - Anne Holden
PPW 2020 - Lewis Bloch
Simon Langton KLJ
Rev'd Hugh Thomas
Honorary Assistant - Stuart Redcliffe
Honorary Assistant - Anthony Charlwood
The Court in recent times, have increased the number of Stewards to eight. Their duties consist of helping the Officers in the well running of the Court and it's functions.
They serve in this capacity for a two year appointment and are then eligible for election to the Court when a vacancy occurs.
2022 - 2023
Chief Steward - Susan King