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P&T London Chairman Stuart Birrell hands over to successor

After an extended two-year tenure, Murray Birrell Director Stuart Birrell has handed over the ‘Bill of Fare’ to his successor as Chairman of London branch of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club, Michael Cooper. 


The Bill is the original from the first meeting in 1974, when the Pyramus & Thisbe Club was set up by a group of Party Wall Surveyors. The first meeting was held in the Little Ship Club, which is near Cannon Street station.

Stuart says: “It is with some sadness, but definitely with a sense of relief, that my extended tenure as Chairman of London branch has come to an end. I am passing over to Michael Cooper who is a very able successor and I am sure he will take the branch and the Pyramus and Thisbe Club/Society forward.

There are a number of initiatives that I implemented during my time in office, and as I am still on the London Committee I will be taking an active role in these and also at national level in the resetting of the Club as a Learned Society.

I would like to thank the other Committee members for their support and help during my somewhat unusually difficult time in office due to the pandemic, and also to the many members of London branch who stepped up to the mark to assist.


The Club only functions due to the voluntary time and effort put in by members, and the new Learned Society will be no different in this respect. If you wish to help at any level, please do get involved. We want you and we definitely need you.”

Michael will also serve an extended two-year period as Chairman of the London branch, due to the likelihood of ongoing Covid-19 disruptions to the normal running of the Club/Society.

The Pyramus and Thisbe Club is a UK-based non-profit organisation for professionals with a particular interest in matters relating to the Party Wall etc Act 1996. The Club seeks to advance knowledge of party wall legislation and procedure, and to promote best professional practice in its application.

For more information on party walls or anything else, please contact Stuart Birrell on: 01689 898288 or

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