This year’s ILM Annual Conference, in association with Bates Wells Braithwaite, will be held on 11th May at a new venue – 155 Bishopsgate. We are very excited about this year’s event, which we believe will offer delegates a unique blend of news and views from the world of legacies.

This year’s agenda will, as always, be diverse and of interest to all those working within the sector. Our headline sponsor Bates Wells Braithwaite will host two exciting sessions on the day. The first will cover recent legal cases as well as the Law Commission’s consultation on wills and GDPR, while the second will focus on executors – costs and communication, property legacies and refusing a legacy. Scroll down to view the full agenda, or download it here.

The day will also include our ever-popular and enlightening market update from Meg Abdy of Legacy Foresight, and a session hosted by Dying Matters. We will also be holding a panel discussion where the issue of changes to will making will be debated.

The event as a whole also offers a fantastic networking opportunity for like-minded legacy professionals to meet with each other and share their experiences.

Every year the conference is a sell-out. Last year, 250 delegates joined us for an enjoyable and thought-provoking day – and 93% of those who responded to our post-conference survey said the conference was good or excellent overall.

ILM members can see a debrief from last year’s event online here.

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The event will be held at etcvenues, 155 Bishopsgate, located right next to Liverpool Street station. 


This year’s conference will be held on May 11th from 9.15am-5pm, followed by a drinks reception.

The agenda

Time Subject Presented by …
9.15-10am                      Registration
10-10.05am Welcome and housekeeping Tom Dumont, Radcliffe Chambers
10.05-10.30am                  Update from ILM ILM CEO Chris Millward
10.30-11am – Introducing corporate partner, BWB
– There’s always a farm… case roundup
– It’s coming, but don’t panic! GDPR for legacy professionals
Rob Oakley, Leticia Jennings, Jaqui Symcox, Sophie Cass, Lucas Atkin
Bates Wells Braithwaite
11-11.30am Update on the external market Meg Abdy, Legacy Foresight
11.30am-12pm                  Coffee break
12-12.30pm – When to look a gift horse in the mouth – turning down a legacy
– All aboard the (runaway) train? Executors’ costs and communication
– Getting practical about property legacies
Laura Soley, Leticia Jennings, Jamie Huard
Bates Wells Braithwaite
12.30-1pm Factors affecting the legacy sector
A panel-based discussion on recent changes to the will writing landscape and what this might mean for charities and consumers
Panel discussion
1-2.15pm Lunch (including AGM for ILM members from 1-1.15pm)
2.15-2.45pm    Public attitutes towards death and dying Toby Scott, Dying Matters
2.45-3.30pm Five Things to do before I Die  Nichola Sims, ILM
3.30-3.50pm Afternoon tea break
3.50-4.20pm PR Consequences of estate litigation  Tim Maltin Eifron Hopper 
4.20-4.50pm ILM Awards Ceremony Sponsored by Legacy Link
4.50-5pm Closing remarks Tom Dumont, Radcliffe Chambers
5-7.30pm Drinks reception Sponsored by Radcliffe Chambers


Delegate Rates

Early Bird Rate Standard Rate
Member: Charity SOLD OUT £175
Member: Commercial n/a £220
Non-Member: Charity n/a £235
Non-Member: Commercial n/a £270

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