The Learned Clerk, Edward Macey-Dare
Ed was appointed Assistant Clerk in 2008, before becoming Clerk in February 2009.
Ed was a choral scholar at Westminster Cathedral Choir School (and remembers singing with the Choirs of St. Paul’s and Westminster Abbey at the annual Festival of St. Cecilia back in the 1970s), before moving on to Stonyhurst and then Durham University, where he read Ancient History and Archaeology. After university, Ed enrolled at the College of Law in Guildford and qualified as a Solicitor in 1996, spending the next 25 years at (what was to become) Lee Bolton Monier-Williams – a firm which has provided the last 3 generations of Clerks.
In April 2022, Ed moved to become a part time employee of the Distillers and also a Consultant Solicitor at Scott-Moncrieff & Associates in the Temple, where he continues to specialise in Employment Law, Dispute Resolution and Company Commercial. He represents clients in the City of London and the Wine and Spirits sector.
The Assistant Clerk, Kim Lyons
Kim was appointed Clerk’s Assistant in 2009 and was promoted to Assistant Clerk with effect from 2nd February 2012.
A legal secretary and charity grants administrator by background, Kim has worked with the Learned Clerk for over 25 years, firstly at Brown Cooper (which she joined in 1981 when it was co-founded by Liveryman Nigel Urwin) then Brown Cooper Monier-Williams and subsequently Lee Bolton Monier-Williams. Since April 2022, she has been employed by the Distillers directly.