• December 9, 2023
 High fives – charities can make an award nomination for free

High fives – charities can make an award nomination for free

Celebrate the law firm that’s achieved the best possible result for your charity by nominating it for this year’s Today’s Wills and Probate Awards.

From the moment this newsletter pops into your inbox, the first five ILM charity members who jump online to make a nomination for Charity Legacy Probate Collaboration of the Year can do so absolutely free of charge. Entries usually cost £169 (+VAT).

The category is sponsored by the ILM and CEO Matthew Lagden said:

“We know there are law firms out there who have worked tirelessly to resolve issues for charities and ensure that they receive the legacies they were due.

We thought it would be a super idea to celebrate their work and encourage ILM member charities to say thank you, by entering them into the awards without it costing the charity a penny.

Special thanks must go to the team at TW&P for their help in making this possible.”

To benefit from the free entry, all the charities need to do is to put “ILM member” in the free text box which asks, “How did you hear about the awards”.

Gavin Holt, Head of Charity Estate Administration at Foot Anstey, said:

“The British Wills & Probate Awards really have become the ‘Oscars’ of the industry and we were thrilled to pick up Highly Commended in the Charity Legacy Probate Collaboration category in 2022.

The awards are well known and respected and it is wonderful to have our success highlighted which gives us a boost in both the client and recruitment markets. We have such a fantastic team here, and their commitment to the charity sector is so impressive. We tell them this all the time, but it’s been lovely to have the external recognition to share with them and to show that the work they do every day really does make a positive difference.”

Organised by Today’s Wills & Probate and now in their sixth year, the awards are highly regarded within the legal calendar and culminate in a glittering gala dinner on 11 October.

Entries close on 7th July and finalised submissions must be completed by 14th July.

To find out more about the Charity Legacy Probate Collaboration of the Year category, please see https://www.britishwillsandprobateawards.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Criteria-Charity-Legacy-Probate.pdf

For full details of all the awards and entry date information, please visit https://www.britishwillsandprobateawards.co.uk/enter-2023/

This article was submitted to be published by the Institute of Legacy Management as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Wills & Probate. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Wills & Probate.

Institute of Legacy Management


What we do Legacy professionals in the UK are responsible for over £2.8bn of charitable income every year – money left to charities in people’s wills. This is income that many charities are reliant upon to continue the excellent work that they do. The Institute of Legacy Management provides those working within the legacy sector with a network of support and dedicated training services. We represent and support hundreds of charities, not-for-profit organisations and associated professions. Ultimately ILM seeks to ensure that every donor’s gift to charity achieves its greatest potential. We are proud to: * Act as a crucial network uniting legacy professionals across the UK * Provide dedicated training services to maintain and improve practices across the profession * Work with probate professionals and other service providers to improve and strengthen the legacy management process from start to finish * Maintain and deliver information about the legacy management profession to the wider community * Help define and share the highest professional standards for legacy management Our partners We work very closely with the legal profession and partner with many law firms to help offer insight and support to our members, as well as giving the legal profession an invaluable insight into the charity legacy market. Making the switch from law to legacies Many of our members started their careers in the legal profession but decided to make the switch to charities so they could use their skills to help charitable organisations maximise legacy income. Working within the legacy sector is an extremely rewarding career and we often advertise legacy roles with a range of charities on the dedicated jobs page on our website. In order to support those who are embarking on a career within legacy management, ILM offers a wide range of training opportunities, as well as a nationally accredited legacy qualification known as CiCLA, or the Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration. You can find out much more on our website. Contact: Matthew Lagden, CEO Tel: 07872 579 819 email: ceo@legacymanagement.org.uk