The Methodist Church Legal Services Framework

How we can help you

As a pre-approved legal supplier to The Methodist Church, you can have peace of mind that we have the necessary expertise and experience to advise you on the legal issues that will affect your charity.

Property & Construction matters

We have over 60 lawyers nationally with extensive experience of advising charities on all types of property work.

Examples of our work include:

  • Manse Conveyances
  • Selling and buying commercial property
  • Development projects
  • Dealing with property disputes
Employment

Our specialist employment team of over 50 lawyers advises across the full spectrum of employment/HR issues affecting charities.

  • Examples of our work include:
  • Advice on atypical workers including volunteers
  • TUPE issues
  • Changes to terms and conditions and staff reorganisation projects
Commercial matters

Our national team of commercial lawyers provide commercial and contracting advice to privately and publicly funded organisations across the country.

  • Examples of our work include:
  • Commercial contracts
  • Joint ventures
  • Subcontracting arrangements
Civil Litigation and Safeguarding

We support charities on a wide range of commercial litigation matters including advising on contract terms in the context of the threatened or actual breach of contract.

Reputational issues

Capsticks has extensive experience of advising on the conduct of high profile and sensitive inquiries and the handing of the media in the most sensitive of circumstances.

By using Capsticks, your charity will benefit from:

  • Peace of mind that we have the necessary expertise and experience to advise you on the legal issues that affect your charity;
  • Discounted charging rates so you can be assured you are getting maximum value for the charity’s money;
  • 30 minutes free legal advice from a lawyer on each new matter;
  • Free meet the team time at various events such as the Resourcing Mission Forum, District Property Secretaries Meetings and the Superintendents Conference;
  • Training opportunities invitations to our regular training seminars and bespoke training for your own charity on a wide range of issues affecting managing trustee bodies;
  • Partnership working with the Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes and The Connexional Team. We are working in partnership with TMCP to make transactions run as smooth as possible for all parties.
  • Regular legal updates on key issues that affect your charity, if you choose to sign up to them.

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