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Christian law firm celebrates its first anniversary

September 2019 | by Rachel Dalby

Edward Connor Solicitors (left to right) Emrys Jones, Kevin Russell, Stewart McCulloch, Stephen Mathews
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In June, around forty people gathered at the Cathedral View conference centre in Westminster to mark one year since the formation of Edward Connor Solicitors.

The firm provides evangelical organisations and churches with Christ-centred legal services. The anniversary celebrations included a presentation on the importance of legal compliance.

Caroline Eade, the firm’s Head of Charities, said, ‘We want to make sure that in being legally compliant, Christian organisations are also able to keep their gospel focus and biblical foundations, rather than being shaped by secular priorities’.

Guests included Stewart McCulloch, CEO of the charity Stewardship. He said, ‘Our charity sees an important role for Edward Connor Solicitors, so it was a joyful moment to help celebrate their first year’.

Jonathan Carswell, CEO of the publisher 10ofThose, also commented: ‘We use Edward Connor Solicitors because they understand the Christian principles that underpin our business… They believe in those principles themselves, and this makes for an excellent working relationship’.

The lawyers at Edward Connor Solicitors undertake a range of legal work for churches and other Christian charities. Its lawyers have worked in other commercial firms and have expertise in the specialist issues that Christian organisations face.

After the celebration, Paul Tollerton, the firm’s Head of Property, said, ‘The evening was a great opportunity for our team to chat with some of the people we serve and be reminded of exactly why we do what we do. In an increasingly diverse and litigious culture, it’s vital that churches and other Christian organisations have the support they need’.

 Rachel Dalby