Parish council law

Wellers Hedleys Solicitors is part of the Wellers Law Group and is a specialist in providing legal services to Parish, Town and Community Councils nationally for over 40 years. We advise Town, Parish and Community Councils irrelevant of their size, on all legal and governance issues. Many Councils use us as their in-house legal department.

We are one of the few law firms versed in this specific area, dealing on a daily basis with matters of Council procedures and the interpretation of these rules and procedures. We have an excellent working relationship with national and county associations where we complement their advice service. You can visit the Wellers Hedleys section of the website for more information on Town, Parish and Community Council team and their services.We are a leading authority in this complex area of law, with over 40 years experience. We can advise across a wide range of issues:

  • 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

Town and parish council training courses

We also offer a comprehensive range of training courses specifically covering the skills, knowledge and disciplines required by parish and town councils through our specialist Wellers Hedleys team. Please click to see the courses available.

If you have a issue you wish to discuss, please contact:

Asma Shamin Surrey 01372 750100
Peter Spencer London 020 7481 2422