The Info List - Court Of Aldermen

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The COURT OF ALDERMEN is an elected body forming part of the City of London Corporation . The Court of Aldermen
Court of Aldermen
is made up of the twenty five aldermen of the City of London
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
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
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
Epping Forest


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.


* Alderman * Wards of the City of London
City of London
– the aldermanries


* ^ http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/about_us/voting/Corporation_organisations.htm * ^ http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Council_and_democracy/Councillors_democracy_and_elections/appointment_process.htm#alderman * ^ "Report – Policy ">(PDF). * ^ "London Metropolitan Archives, Information Leaflet Number 13, The Court of Common Council" (PDF).

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