Ward Hadaway is a UK top 100 law firm. Based in the North of England, with offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester, we work with a whole range of charities – small and large, regional and national – on a wide range of issues. As you would also expect, the firm offers a full range of legal services.
We have a team of charity legacy specialists who provide advice on issues which impact on your legacy income. In addition to the traditional services which we provide for the administration of estates and trusts, we advise on all manner of issues which relate to the proper management of assets including:
- Deeds of Variation
- Construction of Wills
- Charity Commission and Treasury Solicitor applications
- Inheritance claims
- Trustee and executor problems
- Inventory and Account applications
- Taxation in the administration of Trusts and Estates
- Property issues including disposals of land, overage agreements, planning issues and matters affecting the disposal of charity land generally
- Professional Negligence
- Advice on legacy fundraising and charitable giving
- Court of Protection
We understand the conflicting pressures that charities are subjected to by operating in a commercial and competitive environment. As such, we strike a delicate balance to ensure that the interests of the charity, including its reputation, are protected. We listen to and work closely with our clients to ensure that our method of approach, from reporting to strategy, mirrors their needs and requirements.
Gaynor Jackson – Consultant
Gaynor has more than 20 years of experience working with charity legacy officers. Gaynor recalls that her first charity legacy meeting was with the late, great Hector Mullins who was instrumental in introducing Gaynor to the wider charity legacy community.
Gaynor advises charities on a wide range of legacy issues including trust and estate disputes, inheritance claims and accounting for estate administrations where there may be a problem with regard to fees, the burden of tax or a failure by the executors or trustees to properly account for the funds due.
Those of you who are regular readers of the ILM Newsletter will be familiar with the ‘Gossip with Gaynor’ column and many of ILM’s members attend courses to listen to Gaynor talk about the taxation of trusts and estates (double grossing-up being a particular favourite) and the administration of estates generally.
Gaynor is recognised as a leading expert in independent legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners and is a recognised Private Client expert in Legal Experts Directory 2011