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The Charity of The Worshipful Company of Arbitrators

Our Mission

The Charity provides annual prizes and support to the Armed Services through the Company's contacts with HMS Mersey and the Army Cadets, as well as the Poppy Appeal. There are also annual prizes to scholars of the City of London School for Girls, the City Law School, and the King's College Centre for Construction Law. The latter two are invited to attend the annual Master's Lecture in order to receive a certificate and a cheque.

We have donated to the Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch which raises money in support of the Soldiers' Charity. We also contributed a substantial sum to the Lord Mayor's Appeal.

We regularly provide a two year bursary for an advanced level student at King Edward's School, Witley who select candidates as worthy of support without which they would have to discontinue their studies there.

In alternate years we support the Education Committee's UK Mediation Skills Competition and their Arbitration Weekend, both of which have proved extremely successful.

Grants are made each year for two Travelling Scholarships by means of an invitation and interview process conducted by the Education and Pupillage Committee, following an initiative by Past Master Professor John Uff CBE QC.

We provided a prize for the Pupil Library Assistant of the Year and a grant for the 'Reading and Literacy Project’ in London Schools sponsored by the Mistress Arbitrator whereby Authors Aloud provide visits by authors to selected schools. We have also supported the Personal Support Unit at the Royal Courts of Justice; the City of London School's Biotech Project; the Caritas Anchor House 'Leadership for Life' Programme; and 'Mudchute', a Children’s Charity which has a park and farm in East London. There are further initiatives under consideration and about to come to fruition.

The Charity is currently committed to spend £36,740.48 on the foregoing.