We have built a reputation over many years as a leading firm advising the full spectrum of faith organisations, with a particular proud record of being the leading legal provider supporting Jewish Education. We have supported more than 60 Jewish schools, with projects ranging from the establishment of new schools (in both the maintained and independent sectors), mergers and de-mergers, academy conversions and the day to day support of operational issues relating to Jewish schools.

We are currently advising Jewish schools on 50 open matters, and we have leading experts in our team who specialise in supporting Jewish schools. We also advise Jewish charitable bodies who hold land and support Jewish schools. Most importantly we recognise the need to provide advice that is sympathetic to the particular religious context and ethos, including especially the interplay of Civil Law with relevant religious rules.

We have significant experience in the issues that affect faith clients of all denominations as they seek to fulfil their mission within the, sometimes, difficult constraints of civil charity law and regulation. We understand the need to provide advice and the solutions to legal problems in a way that is consistent with your mission and the ethos of your faith.

We are actively involved in discussing, at a national level, issues that are relevant to faith bodies. We regularly advise on a wide range of issues including:

  • Constitutional and Governance issues & trustee responsibilities

  • Charitable Status and public benefit

  • Admissions

  • Discrimination and Equality issues 

  • Employment and HR matters

  • Education advice for Faith schools (state and independent)

  • Safeguarding of children and vulnerable individuals/adults

  • Legacy matters and & fundraising

  • Data protection issues and intellectual property

  • Health & Safety and Regulatory advice

  • Property acquisition, management & disposal/leasing/management 

  • Construction and Development

  • Commercial and Financial matters

  • Mergers

  • Dispute resolution matters

We appreciate that for faith-based organisations reputation and integrity are core to their mission and objectives. Our significant experience enables us to provide solutions that not only address the legal issues in play, but also seek to do so in a practical way that protects both reputation and integrity. 

The law and practice referred to in this article or webinar has been paraphrased or summarised. It might not be up-to-date with changes in the law and we do not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided at the time of reading. It should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice in relation to a specific set of circumstances.