Installation Court

Installation Court 31st March’21

The installation of our new Master, Dr Kathy Seddon, on 31st March 2021 was a wonderful occasion and one that set some new records not least because it was our first virtual installation.


As a consequence, the attendance was one of the largest we have had 80 in total partly due to an impressive contingent of external guests invited by our PRC Chair, Agnes Xavier Phillips which guest list resembled something of a spoof of ‘Burkes Peerages With two Dames, Dame Fiona Woolf and Dame Claire Clancy, two Lord Lieutenants Mrs Morfudd Meredith (South Glamorgan) and Professor Peter Vaughan (Mid Glamorgan) and a large number of London Livery Company Officers including Master Margaret Bickford Smith ( Arbitrators) Master David Woodward (Furniture Makers) and Past Master Nick Hughes (Solicitors ) together with Clerks and Assistant Clerks, Senior and Junior Wardens representing the three above mentioned London Livery Companies.

In addition, the Mid Wales Bench Magistracy was represented together with esteemed guests from CBI Wales, Ffin Dance, Cardiff University and Legal Practices. Nothing of the gravitas or pageantry of the installation was lost by holding it virtually. Our new Master Kathy looked splendid and stated how much she was looking forward to this new year and thanked everyone for attending.

The following were Installed at the Installation Court Ceremony.


The Master, Dr Kathy Seddon PhD, FRSA, FLS, CF


Senior Warden Stuart Castledine



Junior Warden John Charles TD*, DL, MCIOB, MinstRE AMICE


Senior Court Assistat, Agnes Xavier-Phillips JP DL LLB(Hons)


Almoner, PM Ron Eccles DSc