The Worshipful Company of Insurers has been formally presented with its Royal Charter.
The company's Master, Graham Dickinson from DWF, was presented the Royal Charter by the Queen's Lord Lieutenant of London, Sir David Brewer.
Graham is the first lawyer to be appointed to this prestigious role and has been a member of the Company for over 14 years. Prior to his election as Master in 2014 he served as Senior Warden and Chairman of the Trustees for its 1st and 2nd Trusts.
The Company was created in 1979 and forms one of the 108 Livery Companies that represent various professions, trades and guilds in the City of London. As well as acting as a society for individuals associated with the insurance and reinsurance industry, the Company also supports various charities and insurance students, as well as providing assistance to members and members’ families who find themselves in hardship.
Commenting at a special banquet to mark The Company receiving the Royal Charter, Graham said it reinforced the position of the insurance industry as "the financial and ethical bedrock of UK plc".