Bates Wells & Braithwaite
With the largest team in the UK focused entirely on working with charity, social enterprise and not for profit organizations, Bates Wells & Braithwaite are regarded as the leading law firm in this field and described as the "Rolls Royce of Charity law firms" by the leading guide to the legal profession – Chambers UK. Their clients range from household names to innovative start-ups and from international networks to local community groups. They have led a number of groundbreaking legal reforms and lecture widely. They also contribute to books and publications and have extensive personal involvement as trustees and directors.
BWB have a cross-departmental team of solicitors and consultants from the firm's Charity & Social Enterprise Department, Dispute Resolution Department and Property Department who specialise in advising charities on legacies. The team acts for a wide range of international, national and local charities in relation to non-contentious and contentious legacy work, as well as for individuals seeking advice or assistance.
From advising on legacy fundraising and day-to-day probate queries, to helping you deal with difficult legacies, challenges to the validity of wills, and family provision claims, the team is able to provide a full legacy-related advice service.
BWB are committed to providing commercial but practical advice, taking into account all relevant matters including financial pressures and reputational issues.