Ashfords LLP host Charity Conference on Dealing with Unusual Gifts

Ashfords LLP’s Charity Legacy Team recently hosted a conference with industry experts to discuss how charities should deal with unusual gifts. The conference also featured an Ethics Panel which explored unusual gifting scenarios and the moral minefield surrounding whether or not charities should accept a gift under certain exceptional circumstances.

The team identified this topic as an interest for charity legacy managers as charities are increasingly left gifts such as property, land or heirlooms and aimed to address how to maximise these gifts and deal with any conflict. 

The conference was held at Lambeth Palace on the 15th October and attracted legacy managers from across the charity sector with over 80 people in attendance.

The afternoon was chaired by Kerry Morgan-Gould, Head of the Charity Legacy Team. The speakers were: Barny Croft, Ashfords LLP; Will Henderson, Serle Court and Simon Proctor, Proctor Chartered Surveyors. The Ethics Panel included Dr Andrew Purkis OBE, previous board member of the Charity Commission; Spencer Wisdom, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home; Jo Studham, University of Exeter – College of Medicine and Health and Rev’d Dr Sam Wells, St-Martin-in-the-Fields.

Kerry Morgan-Gould commented “We were really pleased to see so many representatives from charities large and small at this event. We hope the event proved informative and thought provoking for all who attended.”

For more information please contact Kerry Morgan-Gould, Partner and Head of Charity Legacy team at Ashfords LLP on or call 01392 334154.

Contact our Disputed Wills and Trusts Team on freephone 0800 0931336 or by email at for a no obligation chat to see how we can help you.


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