Livery Companies

We act for a number of Livery Companies, working closely with their officers and professional advisers. One of our current partners, Ed Macey-Dare, is Clerk of the Distillers' Company and, in previous generations, we have provided Clerks to the Distillers', Musicians' and Weavers' Companies.

Our former senior partner and current consultant, Peter Beesley, was, at one time, Master of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass. This experience gives the firm a rare and insightful knowledge and understanding of these ancient City institutions, which collectively raise in excess of £40 million for charitable causes annually.

Lee Bolton Monier-Williams can draw on the skills of our charities team and colleagues in other departments to advise on matters including the following:

  • Application of relevant law (including charity law)
  • Commercial agreements
  • Constitution
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment and pensions
  • Governance
  • Property and asset management