The Court consists of 25 Liverymen who are elected to serve on the Court of Assistants. After serving on the Court for up to ten years, a Court Assistant is elected to the Wardens’ Court. There are four wardens: the Prime Warden, the Renter Warden (Treasurer), the Craft Warden and the Third Warden (the immediate Past Prime Warden). Each serves for twelve months; the order of progression through the Wardens’ Court is Craft, Renter, Prime and lastly Third Warden. On retirement, the Third Warden becomes a Past Prime Warden and is permitted to sit on the Court of Assistants for the remainder of his life. A senior Past Prime Warden is appointed as the 'Father of the Company' and also attends the Wardens' Court.

Court of Assistants, Michaelmas 2023
Court of Assistants

The Court meets four times a year on or near the Quarter Days (Epiphany, Ladyday, Midsummer and Michaelmas). Court meetings may be held on a morning and be followed by a lunch, which may be attended by any Liveryman; he or she may also invite guests. The Midsummer Court is held on an afternoon and is followed by the annual church service and a dinner. Company guest at events may include Prime Wardens or Masters of other Livery Companies, as well as representatives from the City and our affiliated military units.