The firm is delighted to announce that Joanne Freeman, a Solicitor in our Private Client Department, has recently been admitted as a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). In order to achieve full membership status it has been necessary for Joanne to undertake an extensive learning programme and thereafter successfully pass examinations in the following areas:

• Administration of Estates;
• Administration of Trusts;
• Taxation of Trusts and Estates; and
• Trust & Estate Accounting.

STEP is the leading professional body for practitioners in the field of Trusts, Estates and related matters. STEP promotes the highest professional standards through education and training. Members are subject to a rigorous code of professional conduct and can be identified by the use of the designation TEP (Trust and Estate Practitioner) after their name. STEP has in the region of 17,000 members, with branches located all over the world.