Partner – Head of Ecclesiastical & Charities
David is the Registrar for the diocese of Leeds and is a Deputy Registrar in the Diocese of York and the Deputy Registrar of the discipline tribunals for the Province of York.
David is also part of The Ecclesiastical Law Society, Ecclesiastical Law Association, Charity Law Association & Law Society.
Partner and Head of Ecclesiastical & Charities
He advises on a wide variety of issues, including: property matters for parishes, dioceses and other charitable organisations, faculty matters, safeguarding, the ordination and licensing of clergy, pastoral reorganisation, occasional offices – baptism, marriage and funerals, churchyards including memorials and exhumation, matters relating to PCCs and churchwardens and clergy discipline.
“I am proud to advise on the complexities of ecclesiastical law. I am attentive and responsive to the needs of the clergy, to help carefully navigate any legalities.”
David Whitaker Ecclesiastical & Charities
“David provides excellence service.”
The Legal 500 UK
“Lupton Fawcett’s multi-award winning Employment team led by Andrew Gilchrist offers timely pragmatic support and excellent value for money.”
Jeremy Oldroyd Managing Director Montgomery Property Group
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