Wellers Hedleys are regular advisors to parish, town, community, neighbourhood and village councils and their clerks. We have a comprehensive understanding of the legal challenges and problems faced in this unique and important sector of local governance.

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.

Roger Taylor is a leading authority in this complex area of law, with over 40 years experience. He can advise across a wide range of issues:

  • Local government law and procedures and practices
  • Common land, footpaths and rights of way
  • Village greens and halls
  • Commercial property
  • Charitable trusts
  • Cemeteries and burial grounds
  • Allotments
  • The localism agenda
  • Acquisitions, disposals, leases and grants of rights over land
  • Employment law, duties and responsibilities
  • Contracts of employment
  • Employment tribunals
  • Contracts of procurement
  • Data protection
  • Freedom of information

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:

Roger Taylor Surrey 01372 750100
Mariam Baraki Surrey 01372 750109