MOJ announce changes to Wills Act, but changes fall short of real innovation

Ashley Rowthorn News

There is a clue about how quickly things change in the Will writing industry in the name of the law that governs it. The Wills Act 1837 is near approaching is double centenary and has changed little over time, despite the fact that social structure and behaviour has changed radically since then. The Law Commission have been reviewing the law …


Announcing 2020 bursary winners!

Ashley Rowthorn News

We are honoured to announce the worthy recipients of this year’s Crispin Ellison Bursary Award.  In a change to this year’s bursary, we had one award providing funding to complete the ILM Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration (CiCLA) and two awards for ILM Training of up to £500 each. The panel were overwhelmed with the number of applications received and …

Podcast – legacy admin during the COVID-19 crisis

Ashley Rowthorn Practical guidance for good legacy administration

Earlier this week Ashley Rowthorn joined Matthew Ladgen from the ILM, on the first-ever podcast from Remember a Charity, to discuss the challenges and opportunities for legacy administration during the pandemic lockdown and beyond. Topics covered include: How to keep cashflow moving during lockdown Striking the right tone in legacy admin communications Ensuring Wills are legal and valid  What might …

Applications for the Crispin Ellison Bursary 2020 now open.

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We are delighted to announce that the Crispin Ellison Bursary Award is back for a fourth year and applications are now open. The award is open to anyone working or volunteering for a UK charity in a legacy giving role, and will fund 3 through ILM training or through the CiCLA professional qualification. We are pleased to be extending the …

The roles of a Legacy Officer

Ashley Rowthorn Practical guidance for good legacy administration

It may seem that a legacy officer’s role is just to attend to day-to-day legacy management matters but, in reality, the role can potentially cover many key areas which require a wide-ranging set of skills and experience, and so bring additional value to the role. So, what are they, and why are they important?

Understanding the importance of checking estate accounts

Ashley Rowthorn Practical guidance for good legacy administration

Checking estate accounts can seem time-consuming and confusing. So why is it vital that you do it, and what should you look for? Checking estate accounts is an important part of ensuring that the administration of an estate has been completed correctly, and that a charity has received its full entitlement under the Will. Indeed, a charity should not give …

Crispin Ellison

Crispin Ellison – Joint statement from Legacy Link and the ILM

Ashley Rowthorn News

It is with great sadness that we write to announce that Crispin Ellison died peacefully with his family on Friday 30th August. There are few people to have made such an impact on our sector, and Crispin was certainly one of them. For those of us that had the pleasure to work with him during his three decades in legacy …