Introduction

“Capsticks is very pleased and proud to have been appointed to The Methodist Church’s Legal Services Framework for Managing Trustee Bodies and we look forward to working with you and supporting you in achieving your Mission.

We are a national, full-service law firm with offices located in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Winchester.  We are independently ranked by the leading legal directories (Legal 500 and Chambers) in the top tiers in our chosen fields.

We have extensive experience of advising charities including those linked to the Methodist Church, dealing with day to day legal issues right through to handling complex, sensitive projects. We understand the unique environment in which you are operating and this enables us to deliver practical and cost-effective legal support.”

How Capsticks can help Managing Trustees

As a member of the panel and preferred legal supplier, Local Churches, Circuits and Districts can have peace of mind that Capsticks have the necessary expertise and experience to advise Managing Trustees on the legal issues that will affect your charity.

Capsticks can advise you on:

  • Property transactions - from manse sales and purchases to major redevelopments
  • Charity law
  • Employment law
  • Litigation and safeguarding
  • Ecumenical work
  • Other specialist areas including trusts, data protection, reputational issues, schools, grants and fundraising

The firm provides a fully comprehensive service on every aspect of their legal requirements. While Capsticks do not provide advice on matters such as VAT or tax they have existing contacts and relationships with people who can provide this service for their clients. This ensures the firm provides a fully comprehensive service on every aspect of the legal requirements of their clients.

For further information on the legal services offered by Capsticks, Managing Trustees can visit their website at: www.capsticks.com 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 Sarah Skuse who is the Head of Methodist Church Legal Services on 020 8780 4652 or at sarah.skuse@capsticks.com

Offices and the Capsticks Team

Capsticks have a number of offices located in England and there are lawyers who can be contacted at each of the offices who will be familiar with the requirements of the Methodist Church. There are offices located in Leeds, London, Birmingham, Chorley and Winchester  and the contact details are listed below along with the names of the contacts at each office. In the first instance, however, please get in touch with Sarah Skuse who is the liaison officer with TMCP and the Connexional Team.

Birmingham
35 Newhall Street,
Birmingham B3 3PU

T +44 (0)121 230 1500
F +44 (0)121 230 1515
DX 13003 – Birmingham

Leeds
Toronto Square, Toronto Street,
Leeds LS1 2HJ

T +44 (0)113 322 5560
F +44 (0)113 242 2722
DX 713112 – Leeds Park Square

London
1 St George’s Road,
London SW19 4DR

T +44 (0)20 8780 2211
F +44 (0)20 8780 1141
DX 300118 – Wimbledon Central

Winchester
Staple House, Staple Gardens, Winchester,
Hampshire, SO23 8SR

T +44 (0)1962 678 300
F +44 (0)1962 678 311
DX 2532 – Winchester

Chorley
Ordnance House,
6 East Terrace Business Park,
Euxton Lane,
Chorley PR7 6TB

T +44 (0)125 726 6008
F +44 (0)844 412 7557

 

 

Sarah Skuse

SARAH SKUSE
Head of Methodist Church Legal Services
London
020 8780 4652
sarah.skuse@capsticks.com

Sam Hopkins

SAM HOPKINS
Partner – Real Estate
London
020 8780 4776
sam.hopkins@capsticks.com

Lisa Geary

LISA GEARY
Partner – Real Estate
Leeds
0113 322 5561
lisa.geary@capsticks.com

Henry Matveieff

HENRY MATVEIEFF
Partner – Real Estate
Birmingham
0121 262 6568
henry.matveieff@capsticks.com

Mike Clifford

MIKE CLIFFORD
Partner – Commercial
Birmingham
0121 230 1513
mike.clifford@capsticks.com

Victoria Watson

VICTORIA WATSON
Partner – Employment
London
020 8780 4775
victoria.watson@capsticks.com

Ian Cooper

IAN COOPER
Partner – Civil litigation, Safeguarding & Reputation
Leeds
0113 323 1060
ian.cooper@capsticks.com

Susie Rogers

SUSIE ROGERS
Housing Development
Winchester
020 8780 4929
susie.rogers@capsticks.com

 

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