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Statement on Her Majesty the Queen

The staff and Trust Board at Edward Connor Solicitors join the nation in mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and send our sincere condolences to the Royal Family. We give thanks for Her Majesty’s strong Christian faith, and for how her love of the Lord God translated itself into a caring and … Read more …

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Bullying and harassment responsibilities for trustees

This month, the Charity Commission released a report clarifying respective responsibilities in preventing and responding to incidents of bullying and harassment in charities. The report made clear that trustees have a central role to play to ensure that charities have clear policies on dealing with bullying and harassment, and that allegations must be handled appropriately … Read more …

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Client Stories

It is a privilege and a joy to directly support the work of our gospel partners. Providing Christ-centred legal advice to those on the front line of Christian ministry is our great mission. Gospel work can often seem trivial and go unseen, but we want to showcase how ministries are moving forward and flourishing through … Read more …

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Staff training on our biblical distinctives

This week, we were really privileged to have Graham Beynon, Senior Pastor at Grace Church Cambridge, join our online staff meeting to teach us about the doctrine of the church. This training formed part of a series looking together at our doctrinal basis, of what we believe as a biblically-shaped Christian law firm. Training with … Read more …

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Marriage registration moves online

Please note this article covers legislation changes relevant only to England and Wales. This does not affect marriage registration in either Scotland or Northern Ireland, where a schedule system is already in place for marriages and civil partnerships. Marriage registration moves online The way that marriages are registered in England and Wales has changed. Until … Read more …

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Time to check the new-look Charity Commission register

If you are a registered charity, details of your charity appear on the Charity Commission’s public register, available online. On 3 September, the Commission launched the latest version of the online register, which now contains more information than ever about each charity.   In particular, the register now includes details taken from your charity’s annual … Read more …

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Our Analysis of the Cornerstone Judgment

The Cornerstone Judgment raises important questions for Christian organisations, such as Edward Connor Solicitors, who are seeking to conduct themselves in accordance with their beliefs, whilst obeying the law prohibiting unlawful discrimination. The full judgment can be read here. It is lengthy and we have written this article to clarify the key issues and principles, … Read more …

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Edward Connor welcomes two new trustees

Last week we were really pleased to confirm the appointment to our Board of Trustees of Kevin Appleton and Richard West. Below, you can read a bit more about both Kevin and Richard, including a brief Q&A to get to know their journeys a little more. Our trustees play a vital role in steering and … Read more …

Edward Connor Solicitors Celebrates First Birthday

We marked our first year as Edward Connor Solicitors with a celebration during June’s Evangelical Ministry Assembly in London. The evening reception at the Cathedral View conference centre in Westminster was attended by around 40 people including representatives from our clients and partner organisations, from individual churches to large national charities. Edward Connor Solicitors launched … Read more …

Analysis of the Ashers Bakery ruling

So they went to the king and spoke to him about his royal decree: ‘Did you not publish a decree that during the next thirty days anyone who prays to any god or human being except to you, Your Majesty, would be thrown into the lions’ den?’ (Daniel 6:12 NIVUK) The case of Lee v … Read more …