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.
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.