COVID-19 - Latest Restrictions

3rd Nov 2020 | News and Events

Following the Prime Minister’s statement on 31 October, it has been confirmed that new National Restrictions will be brought into effect from 5 November 2020 (subject to a Commons vote on Wednesday) in England.

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Job Opportunity - Legal Officer

30th Sep 2020 | News and Events

The Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes are currently recruiting to cover a forthcoming vacancy due to maternity leave. Details of the part-time position are given below, together with contact details for expressions of interest, which should be accompanied by a CV by 7th October 2020.

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"Test and Trace" - A Further Update

24th Sep 2020 | Technical Updates

This article seeks to clarify the current legal test and trace requirements placed on Managing Trustees following Government press releases, legislation brought into force on Friday 18th September 2020 and the launch of the NHS Test and Trace app on 24 September 2020.

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Possession Proceedings COVID Update 2

18th Sep 2020 | Property Updates

Since the publication of the Newshub article Possession Proceedings COVID Update - What do Managing Trustees need to do if they need to regain possession? there have been further legal developments in relation to possession proceedings for residential tenancies.

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As we move into the new Connexional Year, the Trust Statements for 2019/20 are now available for download from the Trust Information System (TIS). Treasurers and other users registered on the TIS will have received an email from the system on Friday 11th September to advise the statements were available and that these should be downloaded and checked as soon as possible.

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Podcast – Non-residential leases

19th Aug 2020 | Property Updates

Sintons LLP, one of the firms on the Methodist Church’s Panel of Solicitors, has very helpfully recorded a short podcast with up to date guidance from a Methodist and charity law perspective on the process for granting non-residential leases at Methodist buildings.

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Sintons LLP, one of the firms on the Methodist Church’s Panel of Solicitors, has recorded a podcast on the potential risk of liability that may face Managing Trustees when they are looking at reopening their church buildings during the lockdown and continuing COVID-19 crisis.

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