Law firm becomes ILM partner

By Gill Harris on 20 August, 2018

Samantha O’Sullivan, partner and head of Royds Withy King’s charities and not-for-profit team

Law firm Royds Withy King is celebrating after being accepted as a corporate partner of the Institute of Legacy Management.

The company, which has offices in Swindon and Marlborough, is one of only 12 firms of solicitors selected in the whole of the UK to work with the organisation, which is the membership body for legacy professionals responsible for the administration of donors’ final gifts to charitable organisations.

Samantha O’Sullivan, partner and head of the charities and not-for-profit team at Royds Withy King, said: “We are delighted to have been accepted as corporate members of the Institute of Legacy Management. This demonstrates their confidence in the expertise of our lawyers in our charities and not-for-profit team and our dedication to supporting our clients.”

Royds Withy King, which also advises charities on a full range of corporate and commercial issues, has a team of specialist charity lawyers who are well placed to advise members of the ILM. Their focus on building long-lasting client relationships means they understand the importance of member organisations’ relationships with their donors. They are also able to provide practical and technical support for legacy managers and those involved in the administration of legacies in less direct ways.

Other key members of the team are experts in contested wills, trusts and inheritance disputes – an area which is particularly relevant for ILM members. Partner Amanda Noyce is consistently rated as one of the best solicitors in this area by independent legal directories.

ILM has more than 800 members, including many high-profile charities. The organisation provides networking opportunities and training to charities which derive a significant part of their income from legacies.