Faith Organisations

We have built a reputation over many years as a leading firm advising the full spectrum of faith organisations. Our clients include organisations from across the Christian denominations (including Catholic, Church of England, Methodist and Independent and Evangelical) and organisations that are inspired by the Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist faiths (as well as many others). We also advise bodies involved with Faith Schools.

Most importantly we recognise the need to provide advice that is sympathetic to the particular religious context and ethos, including especially the interplay with relevant religious rules.

We regularly advise on a wide range of issues including;

  • Constitutional and Governance issues & trustee responsibilities
  • Charitable Status and public benefit
  • Charity Commission investigations
  • Trustee responsibilities 
  • Discrimination and Equality issues  
  • Employment and HR matters
  • Education advice for Faith schools (state and independent) 
  • Safeguarding of children and vulnerable individuals/adults
  • Legacies matters and & fundraising
  • Data protection issues and intellectual property
  • International Matters
  • Health & Safety and Regulatory advice
  • Property acquisition, management & disposal/leasing/management  
  • Construction and Development
  • Commercial and Financial matters
  • Canon and Ecclesiastical laws
  • Transferring missions to lay management
  • Mergers
  • Dispute resolution matters
  • Care provision

For further information, please see our Faith Organisations brochure.

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Please contact Hugh Pearce for a no-obligation discussion on the services we offer.

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