Court of Aldermen

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Court of Aldermen
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
Founded Time immemorial
Preceded by Court of Hustings
Leadership
Fiona Woolf, Independent
since 2013
Structure
Seats 25 aldermen
25 / 25
Meeting place
Aldermens Court Room, Guildhall

The Court of Aldermen is an elected body forming part of the City of London Corporation. The Court of Aldermen is made up of the twenty five aldermen of the City of London, presided over by the Lord Mayor (who is one of the aldermen). The court was originally responsible for the entire administration of the City, but most of its responsibilities were subsumed by the Court of Common Council in the fourteenth century. The Court of Aldermen meets nine times a year in the Aldermen's Court Room at Guildhall.[1] Some of the remaining duties of the Court include approving people for Freedom of the City and approving the formation of new livery companies,[2] appointing the Recorder of London and acting as the verderers of Epping Forest.

Term of office[edit]

Although it is customary for them to retire at age 70 there is no legal compulsion to do so. They must submit themselves for re-election every six years.[3][4]

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