Another successful School’s Day at the Guildhall.
The Master welcomed the Lower Sixth students and gave a brief overview of what a Livery Company is, how we came about and what we now do, focussing on the Educational aspects.
Mike Reid and from Law firm Pinsent Mason then presented what people do in the City and then introduced Roma a paralegal (closer to the students age) who explained the route that she took into the profession.
Roma and Mike from Pinsent Masons
Liz Peace CBE, property advisor to the London Mayor at Old Oak Common and Non-Exec Chairman at the GPA then gave a property overview, what it is with all the inputs, funding managing, construction, letting and holding or selling the completed investment. Liz outlined how it affects all of us in one way or another.
Liveryman Liz Peace CBE
The final presentation was from Antony Phillips and a young lawyer who explained how to get into the legal Profession, what they get paid but also warning that it is hard work and they must have very good grades at A level to make it.
Antony Phillips of Fieldfisher. Note the impression behind him of the original St Paul’s Cathedral before the Great Fire in 1666
Finally the Master, around the City model took a quick canter on how the City has developed as as business centre since Roman times.
A wave from the students with John Hamill in the foreground
A glimpse of the City model
After lunch Liveryman Clwyd Roberts took the students to see the Roman remains exhibition in the Guildhall.