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Emma Facey

Managing Associate


Career & Experience

Emma advises charities on a range of legacy related matters. The majority of her work involves advising charities that have been left a gift in a will or trust and ensuring that they get to use the money for their purposes and objectives. She uses proactive, pragmatic thinking to unpick complicated scenarios to enable a release of cash allowing clients to fund their charitable objectives, such work relates to both legacy disputes and legacy administration. She works closely with the firm’s dispute resolution, private wealth and mental capacity teams to provide a seamless service to clients.

Emma acts for charities when a dispute or complex issue arises and the charity requires advice on its position as Executor/Trustee and/or Beneficiary.

Emma also acts for charities as a legacy consultant undertaking legacy administration. Emma gained invaluable experience working in-house on secondment with national charities as such Scope, National Trust and Save the Children. This experience enables her to provide solution focused advice understanding the clients’ needs.

As the team has evolved and due to Emma’s in-house experience her role also looks beyond the legal tasks associated with legacies and she is often called upon in an advisory capacity to provide support around accounting practices, risk management and procedures/processes for legacy teams.  Emma also carries out strategic reviews and audits which are tailored to the client’s needs.

She also advises private client in relation to inheritance disputes.

Outside of her day job Emma loves exploring Dartmoor, travelling, motorsport and BBQ’s – even in the winter!

Accolades

  • Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Member of Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
  • Institute of fundraising - introductory certificate in fundraising.
  • Foot Anstey Innovation Hub Champion
  • Foot Anstey Mental Health First Aider
People

Emma Facey

Managing Associate


Career & Experience

Emma advises charities on a range of legacy related matters. The majority of her work involves advising charities that have been left a gift in a will or trust and ensuring that they get to use the money for their purposes and objectives. She uses proactive, pragmatic thinking to unpick complicated scenarios to enable a release of cash allowing clients to fund their charitable objectives, such work relates to both legacy disputes and legacy administration. She works closely with the firm’s dispute resolution, private wealth and mental capacity teams to provide a seamless service to clients.

Emma acts for charities when a dispute or complex issue arises and the charity requires advice on its position as Executor/Trustee and/or Beneficiary.

Emma also acts for charities as a legacy consultant undertaking legacy administration. Emma gained invaluable experience working in-house on secondment with national charities as such Scope, National Trust and Save the Children. This experience enables her to provide solution focused advice understanding the clients’ needs.

As the team has evolved and due to Emma’s in-house experience her role also looks beyond the legal tasks associated with legacies and she is often called upon in an advisory capacity to provide support around accounting practices, risk management and procedures/processes for legacy teams.  Emma also carries out strategic reviews and audits which are tailored to the client’s needs.

She also advises private client in relation to inheritance disputes.

Outside of her day job Emma loves exploring Dartmoor, travelling, motorsport and BBQ’s – even in the winter!

Accolades

  • Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Member of Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
  • Institute of fundraising - introductory certificate in fundraising.
  • Foot Anstey Innovation Hub Champion
  • Foot Anstey Mental Health First Aider

Expertise

  • Legacy disputes which include:
  • Financial abuse claims
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Validity claims
  • Rectification, interpretation, construction issues
  • Claims for financial provision arising under Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975
  • Proprietary estoppel
  • Applications concerning the doctrine of Cy-Prés
  • Ex-Gratia requests/payments
  • Disputes arising out of missing or lost wills
  • Legacy administration and audits
  • Private client inheritance disputes

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Always professional and great to work with. I have complete confidence in the assistance and advice provided by the team at Foot Anstey. We have worked with them for a number of years now and I consider them to be part of our team. I would recommend their charity legacy administration services to anyone.

It’s been such a pleasure working with you. Your professionalism, flexibility and willingness to get the job done at a high standard is truly a credit to Foot Anstey.

Thank you for your email and draft letters. I would just like to say what an excellently constructed letter you have compiled.

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