FAQ for Solicitors
What if my client wishes to leave a legacy to ShareGift in their will?
Please refer to our notes on leaving a legacy to ShareGift here. Should you have any queries please contact us.
We would rather keep costs down for our client. Can they arrange the transfer of the shares with you directly?
Yes. We often receive donations from the executors of estates. Please refer them to the relevant information or ask them to contact us.
The share certificate(s) have been lost. How should we proceed?
Send us details of the shareholding and we will let you know how best to proceed. In most cases this is relatively straightforward.
Can shares registered overseas be transferred to you?
In most cases yes, however we cannot register the legal paperwork for you. We request that you transfer the shares into our name when lodging the legal paperwork. If the death has already been registered overseas, please contact us and we will assist with the transfer if we can.
Will you send confirmation of the ultimate transfer of shares?
We do not send confirmation of transfers as a matter of course. We receive thousands of donations of shares every year and the administrative burden would be too great. If you do require a confirmation on the transfer we recommend that you undertake the transfer of the shares into our name. The registrars will send you the share certificate duly re-registered into our name. You can then mark the matter complete and forward us the share certificate.