The Charity Commission. Property law. Employment regulations. Data protection. These things often fill churches with dread and distract them from the ministry they should be doing. That’s why we offer practical and legal advice to our family of churches.
Practical Advice Line
If you’ve got a question about any of the practical aspects of doing church, our Advice Line is here to help. Every FIEC church gets 30 minutes of free legal advice every year on any new topic, provided by Edward Connor Solicitors.
Please be aware that the Advice Line is subject to the Edward Connor Solicitors’ terms and conditions of service.
Edward Connor Solicitors
If you require any legal work, whether conveyancing or charity governance advice or HR assistance, this will be done by our partner charity – Edward Connor Solicitors.
Edward Connor Solicitors is a law firm that is also a charity, set up by FIEC in 2018 to support churches and Christian charities.
They share your gospel priorities and their aim is to advance Christ’s kingdom by using their legal expertise to help your ministry flourish.
They can support you* with things like:
- Setting up a charity
- Issues with your governing documents
- Buying and selling property
- Employment and volunteers
- Data protection
*Please note – Edward Connor Solicitors can only offer advice to churches in England and Wales.
Edward Connor Solicitors is a registered charity (charity number 1175305) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (company number 10821224). Its registered office is at 39 The Point, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7QU. It is registered for VAT (number GB 277792346). It is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (number 640691).
Practical Advice on our website
Here are the latest articles written by Edward Connor Solicitors and others which will help you with the more practical aspects of church life.