Irwin Mitchell to champion charitable gifts in Wills across the UK

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Irwin Mitchell, one of the largest full-service law firms in the UK, has partnered with Remember A Charity, signing up 12 of its offices as Campaign Supporters to help raise awareness and inspire more people to leave a gift in their Will.

In the last five years, Irwin Mitchell’s provision of Will-writing services for charity supporters has resulted in legacy pledges of over £34 million to UK charities, with the firm reporting a rise in client appetite for this form of giving.

Through this new collaboration, Irwin Mitchell aims to help charities grow this vital income stream by championing the charitable option with their Will-writing clients across the country. This includes:

  • Educating Clients: When drafting a Will, consistently highlighting the charitable option, and informing clients about the benefits of leaving charitable legacies in their Wills, including the potential inheritance tax advantages.
  • Promoting Charitable Options: Offering comprehensive advice on the options available when it comes to legacy giving; including gifts of specific items, cash amounts, or a share of the estate.
  • Looking within: Encouraging colleagues to engage with and explore legacy giving, fostering genuine support and greater understanding of the importance of this special way of supporting good causes.

Ian Bond, Partner at Irwin Mitchell and a contributor to Remember A Charity’s Legal Sector Advisory Group, said:

“At Irwin Mitchell we are delighted to be working with Remember A Charity to raise awareness of charity legacy giving which can ultimately lead to a more significant number of people considering and executing charitable bequests, which benefits society by supporting the valuable work of charities.”  

Lucinda Frostick, Director of Remember A Charity, said:

It’s wonderful news that Irwin Mitchell will be championing the option for clients of remembering a charity in their Will. Talking about a client’s charitable intentions, their values and passions, can be such an empowering part of people’s estate planning and generates vital income for the nation’s charities.

“Legal firms and professional advisers play an increasingly important role in ensuring clients are aware of the opportunity to leave a lasting impact on the causes close to their heart, alongside taking care of family and friends.”

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