Alderman John Garbutt JP
In addition to being Alderman of the Ward, John is High Sheriff of Greater London in 2020/21.
John Garbutt, Alderman for Walbrook Ward, was appointed by the Queen’s Royal Warrant to be High Sheriff of Greater London with effect from his Swearing-In on 2nd April, 2020. Because of the pandemic restrictions, instead of occurring at the Royal Courts of Justice as would normally be the case, John declared his Oath by video conference (the first time ever) from home, in front of the Lord Chief Justice, the Queen’s Remembrancer and other senior High Court Judges from the Royal Courts who were also at their homes. In this role, his remit will cover the RCJ itself, all other Crown Courts around London, (with the exception of the Old Bailey), plus the prisons, Metropolitan Police, and most other aspects of the Judicial system across Greater London.
He is also a Trustee of the Sir William Coxen Trust Fund