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Winckworth Sherwood LLP

MINERVA HOUSE, 5 MONTAGUE CLOSE, LONDON, SE1 9BB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7593 5000
Fax:
Fax 020 7593 5099
DX:
156810 LONDON BRIDGE-6
Email:
Web:
www.wslaw.co.uk
London, Manchester, Oxford

Aiden Hargreaves-Smith

Tel:
Work 020 7593 5064
Email:
Web:
www.wslaw.co.uk/
Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Work Department

Ecclesiastical

Position

Partner: Aiden acts for a wide range of private and institutional clients, including major charities, diocesan boards of finance, individual parishes and clergy, bishops and cathedral chapters. His work involves the interaction of different legal disciplines, especially charity law, trust law, property law and ecclesiastical law. He has a wide knowledge and experience of the Faculty Jurisdiction and proceedings in the Consistory Court, including contested cases and exhumations. In property matters, Aiden specialises in commercial leases and licences, and has acted for many parishes considering the installation of telecommunications equipment. He also has a specialist interest in the employment status of the clergy and legislation affecting religious organisations. He is the Registrar of the Diocese in Europe and the Bishop’s Legal Secretary.

Career

Tutor St Anselm Hall 1991-93; senior tutor St Anselm Hall 1993-98; trainee Winckworth & Pemberton 1998-2000; assistant solicitor 2000-07; partner 2007-date.

Languages

French, Italian.

Member

Charity Law Association; Ecclesiastical Law Society (general committee); The Crown Nominations Commission; The General Synod of the Church of England; Appointments committee of the Church of England; Governor Pusey House, Oxford.

Education

Westminster University.


London: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Winckworth Sherwood LLP acts for the full range of charitable organisations, from education to housing, through to arts and leisure. The team has particular skill in the area of the transformation of public sector services into charitable organisations. Joanna Bussell advises on a wide range of charitable issues including the creation of new charities, charity mergers and governance issues. Bussell is particularly recommended for her work on the establishment of not-for-organisations to work with local authorities. Aiden Hargreaves-Smith has a particular focus on ecclesiastical charities including diocesan boards of finance, individual parishes and clergy as well as bishops and cathedral chapters. Alison Talbot and Phillip Collins recently joined the team from Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP.

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