As a charity, you rely on your legacy team to maintain a steady flow of vital funding into your organisation. With a huge variety of challenges to address such as legacy disputes, property issues, administering estates or governance and regulation issues, insulating against complicating factors like unpredictable workloads or larger concerns like strategic and structural challenges is crucial.

Forming a partnership with trusted advisors who specialize in advising charities on legacy income can help mitigate against those challenges. With experts in place who work to understand your unique circumstances, you are able to gain a clear picture of what’s best for you and meet challenges that arise in an efficient and proactive manner.

Why choose Foot Anstey

Our specialist team lead by Lucy Gill deals with contentious probate disputes, the administration of estates for charities, property issues and has built a strong reputation supporting charities with the administration of legacy income.

In working closely alongside you and getting to know your business, we can support you with the day to day challenges and work with heads of teams on strategic goals.

Our lawyers, in working with you, can provide you with pragmatic, solutions-focused advice in a cost structure that works for you. We understand the need to take a commercial view of legacy gifts, and can advise you on a solution that maximizes your return, but avoids the potential for reputational damage.

At Foot Anstey we’re ideally placed to work in partnership with you, no matter what the issue.

Legacy Accelerator

If you don’t have a dedicated legacy officer in-house, or are struggling for capacity at this busy time, our legal experts can embed themselves into your team to help you manage your charity's legacy income stream. Whether its providing day to day case support, writing new strategies, or providing continuity of service in a time of change, we can provide you with a bespoke quote for the assistance you require at a monthly or quarterly fixed fee that gives you certainty.

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Reputation Management

Your brand and reputation is one of your most important assets and needs to be protected.

Our expert team can provide you with the best possible response to any reputation management scenario you face.

Inheritance and Trust disputes

When there are issues with family inheritance or trusts you’re involved with, it can be a stressful and challenging time.

At Foot Anstey, we help by giving you actionable advice and recommendations on what’s best for you.

Data, privacy and information security

The way we live, buy, travel and are entertained – indeed all aspects of our lives – have been transformed by technological and digital advances.

We understand the commercial possibilities of data and seek to support you with the delivery of your data-related business strategy.


Whether or not your company has an in-house legal function, running a business today presents many complex challenges. 

We think it’s important that we genuinely get to know our clients businesses – that’s how we can deliver value that goes beyond just the monetary.

Private Wealth

Every decision you make about your personal affairs has the potential to affect not only you and your assets, but to have wide-ranging consequences for your family and your employees.

We are able to truly offer you advice, over options and added-value, over added confusion and stress.

Real Estate

The world of real estate is changing fast. The way we construct, operate, invest in and use property has been transformed.

At Foot Anstey, we have the in-depth understanding to help you navigate this rapidly changing market.

Key contacts

Our teams of specialists have experience in working with national charities, and have worked in-house with the National Trust, Save the Children and Cancer Research UK. The majority of our team also have STEP or ACTAPS qualifications. The experience of our team lets us find innovative solutions to your disputes, avoiding the need for costly litigation and the associated delays that often accompany the court process. We see litigation as a last resort, not the first port of call.