Mills & Reeve


“We are looking forward to collaborating with the Church and other members of the panel to “Achieve More. Together” to maximise the benefits for the Church.

We understand how important it is to ensure the Church’s Christian ethos is reflected in the advice we provide. We want to help guide you down the road in-keeping with your wider beliefs, whilst building a strong collaborative partnership and working relationship.

The charity sector is at the heart of our business. We relish the opportunity to achieve your integration agenda over the next few years, delivering the benefits of a coordinated legal panel to local churches, Circuits, District and the TMCP.”

How Mills & Reeve can help Managing Trustees

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

Mills & Reeve are leaders in charities and education work.  They act for over 250 charities and 120 education institutes including schools that they have guided successfully on their academy conversion journey. The firm provides a fully comprehensive service on every aspect of their legal requirements.

For further information on the legal services offered by Mills & Reeve, Managing Trustees can visit their website at and/or by reading their brochures which can be found here and here.

If Managing Trustees want to speak with someone directly about a legal issue or transaction then they can contact Neil Burton the Client Partner at Mills & Reeve who will oversee work for the Methodist Church on 01223 222 455 or at

Offices and the Mills & Reeve Team

Mills & Reeve have a number of offices located throughout England. There are lawyers at each of the offices who will be familiar with the requirements of the Methodist Church. These offices are located in Norwich, Birmingham, Cambridge, Manchester, London and Leeds. In the first instance, however, please contact Neil Burton who is the Client Partner responsible for liaising with TMCP and the Connexional Team.

78-84 Colmore Row
Birmingham B3 2AB

DX 707290 Birmingham 65
T: 0121 454 4000
F: 0121 200 3028

Botanic House
100 Hills Road
Cambridge CB2 1PH

DX 122891 Cambridge 4
T 01223 364422
F 01223 355848

1 City Square
Leeds LS1 2ES

DX 310011 Leeds Park Square
T 0113 388 8440
F 0113 388 8441

24 King William Street
London EC4R 9AT

DX 152340 Lime Street 4
T 020 7648 9220
F 020 7648 9221

1 New York Street
Manchester M1 4AD

DX 14409 Manchester 2
T 0161 235 5420
F 0161 235 5421

1 St James Court
Norwich NR3 1RU

DX 5210 Norwich
T 01603 660155
F 01603 633027



Key Contacts

Neil Burton  - Cambridge
Client Partner & Charity /Commercial
Tel: 01223 222 455

Nick Finlayson-Brown – Cambridge
Deputy Client Partner & Real Estate Lead
Tel: 01223 222 278


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