“We very much look forward to working with the panel and TMCP – the combination of our group experience and efforts will enable us to provide an excellent service for Managing Trustees. We shall be able to share knowledge and support each other in delivery of that service. The parties involved hold a common desire and commitment to be centres of excellence for the provision of legal services to Managing Trustees and we will enjoy working together to achieve this.

We have many years of experience advising Methodist Church Managing Trustees and are delighted that we have the opportunity to continue that work.

Sintons are a full service law firm established in the 1890’s in Newcastle, acting nationally for clients and specialising in charity and ecclesiastical law.

We understand what is required by Methodist Law, Charity Law and the challenges which Managing Trustees face - we will give you expert guidance combined with a fee structure which is excellent value for money.”

How Sintons can help Managing Trustees

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

Sintons 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
  • Other specialist areas including trusts, data protection, reputational issues, schools, grants and fundraising

While Sintons cannot provide VAT or tax advice they have existing contacts and relationships with people who can provide this service for their clients. Sintons are a full service law firm, acting nationally for clients and specialising in charity and ecclesiastical law and providing a fully comprehensive service on every aspect of the legal requirements of their clients.

For further information on the legal services offered by Sintons, 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 Laura Peace the Methodist Client Liaison Partner at Sintons who will oversee work for the Methodist Church on:

0191 226 7832 or at

Offices and the team at Sintons

Sintons are located in Newcastle and were founded in the 1890’s.  They have a highly rated ecclesiastical team who act on behalf of Christian churches and denominations, public sector organisations and other charities throughout the Country. By investing in modern technology, including conference calls and video conferencing, Sintons provide advice on a whole range of legal matters nationally but are also willing to travel to meet with Managing Trustees.

With over 200 staff, Sintons handle a vast range of issues and have breadth of experience and capability to advise and add value in relation to your legal needs.

Given the expertise of the team and modern communication methods, physical geography is not an issue when seeking to instruct a law firm. What does matter is the quality of advice and the knowledge that the team has an outstanding reputation for being trustworthy, approachable and who provide an exceptional personal service.

The firm’s office is located at:

Sintons LLP
The Cube
Barrack Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Phone: 0191 226 7878
Fax: 0191 226 7850
DX: 715139 Newcastle upon Tyne 19

Laura Peace

Laura Peace
Methodist Client Liaison Partner
Tel: 0191 226 7832

Sue Hennessey

Sue Hennessey
Senior Associate
Tel: 0191 226 7889


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