Blake Morgan


"Blake Morgan is a law firm based in England and Wales. We are committed to providing the best service possible to our clients, our people and the communities in which we work.  We are looking forward to working with TMCP, the local churches and our fellow panel members to work to those values as we provide the legal services the church needs to maximise its impact in and mission to its communities."

"Mae Blake Morgan yn gwmni cyfreithiol a leolir yng Nghymru a Lloegr. Rydym wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu'r gwasanaeth gorau posibl i'n cleientiaid, ein pobl a'r cymunedau rydym yn gweithio ynddynt. Rydym yn edrych ymlaen at weithio gyda TMCP, yr eglwysi lleol a'n cyd-aelodau panel, i weithio i'r gwerthoedd hynny wrth inni ddarparu'r gwasanaethau cyfreithiol sydd angen ar yr eglwys i gael yr effaith mwyaf ar ei chymunedau a'i genhadaeth."

How Blake Morgan can help Managing Trustees

As a member of the panel and preferred legal supplier, Local Churches, Circuits and Districts can rest assured that Blake Morgan has the necessary expertise and experience to advise Managing Trustees on the legal issues affecting their charity.

Blake Morgan can advise on issues such as:

  • Property transactions – from Manse sales and purchases to major redevelopments
  • Charity Law and governance
  • Employment law
  • Litigation and safeguarding
  • Ecumenical work
  • VAT and tax advice
  • Other specialist areas including trusts, data protection, reputational issues, schools, grants and fundraising

Blake Morgan’s nationally recognised charity lawyers provide expert advice to over 500 charities, not-for-profit and social enterprise organisations in England and Wales.  The firm provides a fully comprehensive service on every aspect of their legal requirements.

For further information on the legal services offered by Blake Morgan, Managing Trustees can visit their website at and/or by reading their brochure which can be found here.

If Managing Trustees want to speak with someone directly about a legal issue or transaction then they can contact James Realff the Client Liaison Officer at Blake Morgan who will oversee work for the Methodist Church on 023 8085 7103 or at

Offices and the Blake Morgan Team

Blake Morgan have a number of offices located in the south of England and one in Wales. There are lawyers at each of the offices who will be familiar with the requirements of the Methodist Church. These offices are located in Oxford, London, Reading, Portsmouth, Southampton and Cardiff. In the first instance, however, please contact Kay Rumford who is the Client Liaison Officer with TMCP and the Connexional Team.

One Central Square
CF10 1FS

DX: 33014 Cardiff
Tel: 029 2068 6000
Fax: 029 2068 6380

6 New Street Square

DX: 445 LDE
Tel: 020 7405 2000
Fax: 0844 620 3402

Seacourt Tower
West Way

DX: 723000 Oxford 5
Tel: 01865 248607
Fax: 0844 620 3403

Harbour Court
Compass Road
North Harbour

DX: 124490 Portsmouth 9
Tel: 023 9222 1122
Fax: 0844 620 3404

Apex Plaza
Forbury Road

DX: 117878 Reading
Tel:  0118 955 3000
Fax: 0118 939 3210

New Kings Court
Chandler's Ford
SO53 3LG

DX: 155850 Eastleigh 7
Tel: 023 8090 8090
Fax: 0844 620 3401


James Realff

James Realff
Property Law
T: 023 8085 7103

Ruth Leadbitter

Ruth Leadbitter
Client Relationship
Partner and Property Law

T: 018 6525 2414

James Mugleston

James Mugleston
Property Law
T: 029 2068 6175

Leoni Dempsey

Leoni Dempsey
Property Law - Solicitor
T: 018 6525 8026


If you have any queries in relation to the Panel of solicitors please contact TMCP Legal for further assistance.