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Become a member

All new applicants are expected to be professionally qualified in insurance and/or have the necessary experience from having held senior management, or academic positions where insurance has played a prominent part, e.g. a lawyer or accountant. In addition to an annual membership fee plus a one off joining fee, there is also a commitment to make a modest annual contribution to support the work of the Company’s charitable trust.

Every Livery Company has two categories of membership: Freemen and Liverymen.

 


 

Application Forms

WCI Applicant Application Form

WCI Proposer Application Form | WCI Seconder Application Form

WCI Fees and Quarterage Terms | Letter to Applicant

WCI Members Donation Agreement

 


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Our Formative Years

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Becoming a Freeman

The first membership step is to apply to become a Freeman of the Company, which means you must be proposed and seconded by two Liverymen. A Freeman may attend most of the Company’s events and bring guests.

A Freeman will also usually wish to apply to become a Freeman of the City of London. Membership of this exclusive group is conducted at a private ceremony in the Guildhall to which family and friends can be invited. Gaining the freedom of the City is a necessary step if you wish to progress to become a Liveryman.

Becoming a Liveryman

A Liveryman is a full member of the Company. As we are limited, like every Livery Company, to 400 Liverymen by the Court of Aldermen, progression to the Livery is subject to selection and vacancies.

You must first gain the recommendation of the Membership Committee and approval of the Court by demonstrating that you have been playing an active part in the Company. Once ’clothed in the Livery’ you are entitled, after a period, to additional honours such as eligibility to vote for the Lord Mayor of London.

Only Liverymen may become Court Assistants, and this again is by invitation. Once on the Court – our governing body – you then have the opportunity to be elected as a Warden and ultimately, Master of the Company.

Some Masters of the Livery Companies have gone on to become Sheriffs or Lord Mayor of the City of London.

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Further information on membership can be obtained from the Clerk to the Company at