Under Sheriff of Rutland
The role of the Under Sheriff primarily is to support the High Sheriff in carrying out his duties, and each High Sheriff must appoint an Under Sheriff. The Under Sheriff for Rutland is Mrs Kate Blank of Spearing Waite LLP Solicitors Leicester, Telephone: 0116 242 1248. Traditionally the undersheriff is a lawyer due to the fact the High Sheriff was responsible for the enforcement of law and order in their county amongst other things, which until fairly recently included the enforcement of high court possession orders. Unlike the High Sheriff the Under Sheriff, although technically appointed year by year, will serve for a number of years therefore providing continuity between High Sheriffs. The Under Sheriff can act as a point of contact for the High Sheriff. The Under Sheriff helps with the coordination and organisation of certain “set piece” events during the year such as the Declaration of the High Sheriff, the Justice Service and other formal events occurring through the year and advises the High Sheriff on matters generally.