The programme shown below is indicative and is taken from a recent course. It will be updated nearer the date of the briefing.
These are aimed particularly at new Liverymen and Freemen; partners are also welcome, as are Court Assistants and Liverymen of longer standing, who have not previously been to a Briefing, who are also encouraged to attend.
They give a short introduction to the work of the Corporation, especially the relationship with the livery companies. The presentation is given by an Assistant Town Clerk and a member of the Livery Committee. There is opportunity to ask questions of the speakers and the Briefing is followed by a light finger buffet, which provides the chance to mix with other Liverymen and Freemen.
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Programme and timings - timings and content are a guide
5.30pm - Welcome: Chair of the Livery Committee
5.40pm - On being an Alderman: Sheriff Alastair King
5.55pm - The role of the City of London Corporation: Greg Moore, Town Clerk’s Department
6.10pm - The Freedom of the City of London: Laura Miller, Clerk to the Chamberlain’s Court
6.25pm – Livery companies, their membership, and activities: Paul Jagger, The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists
6.40pm - Panel discussion with Q&A
7.00pm - Closing remarks: Chair of the Livery Committee
Cancellation and rearrangement
There is a non-refundable charge of £20 per person for the course.
There are three Briefings a year held on the dates listed below. Once you have selected and applied for one of the Briefings, you will be able to change the date and carry your payment forward, providing 10 days notice is given.
To change the date of the Briefing you wish to attend please contact the Course Administrator stating your and your guest’s (if applicable) name, your Livery Company, the date of the course you were originally booked on, and the new date of the course you wish to attend.