Foot Anstey

Corporate Partner

We are a top 100 UK law firm and one of the largest law firms headquartered outside of London with a reputation for being entrepreneurial, specialist and easy to do business with.  We focus on bespoke advice delivered through premium levels of service.

With 5 offices across the South West from Truro to Bristol and an office in London we advise charities based in the South West and nationally.

We have over 20 charity specialists across a variety of disciplines with expertise in a wide range of issues that can affect charities.

Our Legacies team of six lawyers takes a unique approach to income generation for charities through:

  •    legacy administration;
  •    probate administration;
  •    resolving legacy disputes; and
  •    legacy marketing, through partnership with Professor Stephen Pidgeon.

Legacy Accelerator is an exciting new product developed by us in conjunction with Professor Stephen Pidgeon.  It brings together legal and strategic marketing expertise to help charities grow and improve their legacy income stream.

Our clients’ reputations are an important consideration in everything we do. Our nationally recognised Media team advise charities on reputation management issues including social media and data protection.  The team has over 25 years’ experience in this complex field.

To speak to a member of the Legacies team please call 0845 111 0016.


Legacy Accelerator:

Location: Exeter



Lucy Gill

Lucy leads the Legacies team and specialises in all aspects of contentious trusts and probate work for charities.  Lucy has a comprehensive track record in the charities sector with more than 10 years’ experience of helping charities resolve legacy disputes.

Lucy is a member of Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and an affiliate of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), having completed the advanced certificate in Trust Disputes.

Lucy works closely with colleagues in the firm’s charity governance, media, property litigation, real estate, private wealth and mental capacity teams to provide a seamless service to clients.

Lucy is described as ‘very pragmatic and personable’. Legal 500 2015

To contact Lucy please email her at

Contact details:

Lucy Gill –  Partner
T: +44 (0)1392 685257

Alex Rogers – Senior Associate
T: +44 (0)1392 685268

Emma Facey – Associate
T: +44(0)1392 685275

Sandra Cottey – Associate
T: +44 (0)1392 685324