Parish and Town Council Legal Services

Wellers Hedleys is one of the only law firms in England and Wales to provide legal services for all local council matters. We work with many Parish, Town and Community Councils. We have an excellent working relationship with national and county associations, where we complement their advice service.

Our services include:

  • Local Government Procedures and Practices
  • Governance
  • Common Land Footpaths
  • Rights of Way
  • Village Greens
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Cemeteries and Burial Grounds
  • Allotments
  • Acquisition, Disposal, Leases and Transfer of Community Assets
  • Contracts of Employment and employment matters
  • Contracts and Procurement
  • Data Protection and Freedom of Information
  • Judicial Review
  • General and Specialist Training

The team is also highly experienced and knowledgeable in restructuring charitable trusts to meet the needs of local communities and local councils.


Roger Taylor

Roger Taylor has over 40 years’ experience in local government law and procedure, during which time he has acquired considerable depth of knowledge and experience in all matters relating to Town, Parish and Community Councils.

The department is run and managed by Roger Taylor who through his extensive experience and knowledge, manages and guides members of his team.

Roger Taylor’s exceptional service to Town and Parish Councils has allowed Wellers Hedleys to develop an enviable reputation as a market leader in this specialist field of law.

Asma Shamin is a hugely experienced commercial property solicitor who leads the property aspect of our Town and Parish Coucil work.

Contact Us

To contact Roger please call 01483 284567.To contact Asma please call on 01372 750100 or email