Legacies Roundup | December 2017 >

As 2017 draws to a close, this edition of BWB’s Legacies Roundup looks back on a busy and eventful year in charity legacies, and forward to what’s already promising to be another one with the introduction of GDPR.

Posted on 12 Dec 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB partners with ILM on GDPR factsheet >

Bates Wells Braithwaite and the Institute of Legacy Management (ILM) have collaborated to produce a new factsheet focusing on the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for legacy management professionals.  


Posted on 01 Dec 2017 in BWB News Read More >

Legacies Roundup | April 2017 >

In this edition of Legacies Roundup we draw out some of the key issues covered by our speakers at the seminar, including how data protection issues impact legacy fundraising and legacy management, and the challenges faced by legacy professionals when dealing with vulnerable people. We also discuss the latest (and most welcome) news on the scrapping of the proposed increase in Probate Court fees and reflect on the end of the Ilott v Mitson journey.

Posted on 26 Apr 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

Legacies Roundup | June 2016 >

BWB’s Charity Legacies, Trusts & Probate Disputes team have been working on some interesting new cases, including a challenge to a will leaving a substantial sum of money to a charity where the charity has no trustees to defend the challenge. Highlights this month have also included advising on a tricky dispute over a property held on trust, and assisting a local governing body to obtain a scheme in relation to a charity established by will.

Posted on 10 Jun 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

Legacy fundraising: the perils of poorly drafted wills >

Legacy fundraising is a key income stream for many charities, but recent cases have shown that poorly drafted wills can cause headaches for charity beneficiaries. Poor drafting can lead to uncertainty over who the testator intended to benefit in their will and what he intended them to receive. Executors of such wills may be obliged to apply to court for assistance in determining the correct interpretation (“construction”) of the will, or even an order that the will be amended (“rectification”).

Posted on 09 Jun 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

Legacies Roundup | April 2016 >

BWB’s Charity Legacies, Trusts & Probate Disputes team continues to be busy with a wide range of legacy-related matters. Highlights this month include advising on a difficult property legacy in Northern Ireland, and assisting a number of clients with changing the purposes of restricted legacies.

Posted on 06 Apr 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >