Support Her Majesty’s Judges at the Old Bailey, promoting the importance and value of the English rule of law
Assist the Lord Mayor of the City of London, both here and abroad, highlighting the value of the country’s financial and related services sector, identifying growth opportunities and promoting the UK as a place to do business
Champion the Livery and their charitable endeavours, which alongside those of the capital’s businesses, provide a major contribution to education, the arts and many other worthwhile causes.
I am honoured to have served as Sheriff of the City of London for the year 2016/17. It was an enormous privilege for which Lindy and I shall be eternally grateful.
The Office of Sheriff of the City of London is of greater antiquity than any other role in the City, dating back to first recordings in the 7th century. Initially responsible for law and order on a day to day basis, this role now falls to the City of London Police and the Department of Justice. However, the Old Bailey, the country’s Central Criminal Court, remains the home of the two Sheriffs, whose duties today are to: