Court of Aldermen
City Court of Aldermen
Aldermen (robed in scarlet) at Guildhall
|Preceded by||Court of Hustings|
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|Guildhall of London|
The Court of Aldermen forms part of the senior governance of the City of London Corporation. It comprises twenty five aldermen of the City of London, presided over by the Lord Mayor (becoming senior aldermen during his year of office). 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. Some of the remaining duties of the Court include approving people for Freedom of the City and approving the formation of new livery companies, appointing the Recorder of London and acting as the Verderers of Epping Forest.
Term of office
List of current Aldermen
|Aldersgate||Nicholas Anstee||Sheriff 2003/04; Lord Mayor 2009/10|
|Aldgate||Susan Langley OBE|
|Bassishaw||Timothy Hailes||Sheriff 2017/18|
|Bishopsgate||The Baroness Scotland of Asthal PC QC|
|Bread Street||William Russell||Sheriff 2016/17; Lord Mayor 2019/20|
|Bridge and Bridge Without||Sir Alan Yarrow||Sheriff 2011/12; Lord Mayor 2014/15|
|Broad Street||Michael Mainelli||Sheriff 2019/20|
|Castle Baynard||Ian Luder CBE||Sheriff 2007/08; Lord Mayor 2008/09|
|Coleman Street||Peter Estlin||Sheriff 2016/17; Lord Mayor 2018/19|
|Cordwainer||Sir Roger Gifford||Sheriff 2008/09; Lord Mayor 2012/13|
|Dowgate||Alison Gowman||Sheriff 2020/21|
|Farringdon Within||Vincent Keaveny||Sheriff 2018/19; Lord Mayor 2020/21|
|Farringdon Without||Gregory Jones QC|
|Langbourn||Sir David Wootton||Sheriff 2009/10; Lord Mayor 2011/12|
|Lime Street||Sir Charles Bowman||Sheriff 2015/16; Lord Mayor 2017/18|
|Portsoken||Prem Goyal OBE|
|Tower||Nicholas Lyons||Sheriff 2020/21|
|Vintry||Sir Andrew Parmley||Sheriff 2014/15; Lord Mayor 2016/17|
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