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

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The clock is ticking for entries to The British Wills & Probate Awards 2023, now in its sixth year and organised by Today’s Media, the publishers of Today’s Wills & Probate. Once again, the ILM

The number of claims brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975 is rising all the time. For many families and individuals struggling with the cost of day-to-day bills alongside rising interest

The legacy market continues to grow as more and more individuals express a wish to leave a gift to charity in their will. Charitable gifts currently account for around £3.5b a year in legacy income

After receiving Royal Assent in February this year, the Charities Act 2022 required secondary legislation to come into force. The first piece of secondary legislation, the “phase 1 commencement regulations”, has now been made available


Being a professional executor can have a range of challenges, not least when working with charities, all of whom might have slightly different requirements. We also know that professional executors work incredibly hard to deliver

Government to legislate for changes to charity law, easing the burden on ILM members

ILM is delighted to learn that the government has today published a policy paper which should see changes to charity law that ILM has been calling for since 2015. The Department for Culture, Media and

ILM is delighted to announce the launch of its brand new modular training system, which has been designed around the needs of those new to the world of legacies as well as those who would

Legacy Management In The New World Of Social Isolation

In the last two weeks, all 600 of our members have transitioned from being mainly office based to working from home, many of them suddenly having to home school children (and partners!) as well. As

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At the end of January, the Government announced it was to terminate its contract with Smee & Ford, the company that notifies charities of gifts left to them in Wills. This service is invaluable to