What is a Clergy Discipline and Terms of Service Legal Protection policy?

This policy provides legal protection for proceedings under the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003. If you hold Common Tenure under the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Measure 2009, it also provides legal expenses cover in relation to any disputes, inquiries or grievances under this Measure. If you are a member of clergy in the Church in Wales it provides legal protection for the equivalent proceedings under the Church in Wales Constitution or the clergy handbook.

What is covered?

To ensure an expert service the cover under this policy has been arranged through DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Company Limited (DAS).

Up to £250,000 to cover costs and expenses to:

  • Help provide a formal written response to a complaint made against you under the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003 or the Church in Wales Constitution (limited to £1,000 + VAT)
  • Represent you at a hearing before a disciplinary tribunal or the Vicar General’s Court
  • Appeal against a finding and/or penalty following the hearing
  • Represent you in a dispute concerning your terms and conditions of service

In addition you have access to a range of telephone helplines.


This policy has been specifically designed for individual clergy members and this cover is not provided by our Church insurance products and is typically not provided under a household legal expenses policy.

What does it cost?

The premium is £25 per year (plus Insurance Premium Tax). Please note terms and conditions apply.