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 are guided by their own ACTS principles. These are Astute, Committed, Team-Player and Straightforward, which means you always receive high quality advice, tailored to the particular requirements of the Methodist Church, provided in a straightforward, down to earth way.

Blake Morgan can help advise on:

  • Property transactions – from Manse sales and purchases to major redevelopments
  • Charity Law and governance
  • Planning and Construction
  • 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 work with over 500 charities, not-for-profit and social enterprise organisations in England and Wales. With the breadth and depth of the firm, they can provide a comprehensive service which will cover  every legal aspect the Methodist Church and the Managing Trustees may need support with along the way.  For further information on the legal services offered by Blake Morgan, Managing Trustees can visit their website at or view their brochure using the link below:

Helping the Methodist Church Achieve its Mission

Brochure Link



If Managing Trustees want to speak with someone directly about a legal issue or transaction then please email both Oliver Sowton, Partner in our Methodist Team on and our central Methodist inbox on, one of the team would be happy to talk.

Offices and the Blake Morgan Team

Blake Morgan have a number of offices located in the south of England and one in Wales. They have a dedicated Methodist Church team, who have received specific training and are familiar with the requirements of the Methodist Church. These offices are located in Oxford, London, Reading, Southampton and Cardiff.

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

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



Oliver Sowton
Client Partner
T: +44 (0)23 8085 7111

Ben Brice
Charity Law – Legal Director
T: +44 (0)1865 258 054

Michael Ward
Property Partner
T: +44 (0)118 955 3084

Elizabeth Covil
Legal Director
T: +44 (0)23 8085 7218

Ben Bystry
T: +44 (0)23 8085 7021

Angela Mildenhall
Legal Director
T: +44 (0)118 955 3017

Emily Poynton
Solicitor – Property
T: +44 (0)29 2068 6186

Samuel Peers
Business Development Manager
T: +44 (0) 0118 955 3016 


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