“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: or download their brochure on services for the Methodist Church. Information and contact details for their team are available on their Team Sheet.

If Managing Trustees want to speak with someone directly about a legal issue or transaction then they can contact Lisa Geary who is the Head of Methodist Church Legal Services on 0113 322 5561 or at

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 Lisa Geary who is the liaison officer with TMCP and the Connexional Team.

35 Newhall Street,
Birmingham B3 3PU

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

Toronto Square, Toronto Street,
Leeds LS1 2HJ

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

1 St George’s Road,
London SW19 4DR

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

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

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

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

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




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