Foot Anstey has become a corporate partner of The Institute of Legacy Management ("ILM"), the foremost provider of information and training on legacy administration.
ILM represents over 300 charities and not-for-profit organisations providing training and support for dedicated legacy officers managing legacies left by their supporters in a will or trust.
The corporate partnership allows the firm's charity experts to offer their expertise to members of the ILM. Legacy income is a vital income stream for many charities. The firm's specialist legacy and trust disputes team provides advice on legacy and probate administration and the resolution of disputes arising in connection with legacies and trusts. Support is provided by colleagues in the firm's nationally recognised media team advising on reputation management and data protection issues. Additionally the team advises on legacy fundraising in conjunction with fundraising guru Stephen Pidgeon. This offering sets the team apart from its competitors. Often subjected to negative media attention, handling legacies left to charities by their supporters can sometimes become an unwanted press story. Foot Anstey's expertise in this field can also help.
Lucy Gill, partner and head of the eight-strong legacy and trust disputes team, commented: "We are looking forward to working with ILM to develop ILM's programme and profile in the South West and nationally. This appointment represents a seal of approval for the firm's charity practice and will provide us with opportunities to work with a greater number of national charities".