Wealth Protection team are finalists in 2015 STEP Awards

Wealth Protection team are finalists in 2015 STEP Awards


Author: Allan Bisset

The excellent work of our Wealth Protection team has been recognised by being shortlisted in the STEP Private Client Awards 2015 Large Legal Team of the Year category.

Finalist - Legal Team of the Year 2015

STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) is the worldwide professional association for those advising both individuals and families across generations. It promotes best practice and professional integrity for all its membership, which is achieved following rigorous assessment.

STEP members are required to abide by the STEP Code of Professional Conduct, which sets out the key ethical and professional standards a member should uphold. Today there are over 20,000 STEP members across 95 countries including lawyers, accountants and other trust and estate specialists.

Now in their 10th year, the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards highlight excellence among private client solicitors, lawyers, accountants, barristers, bankers, trust managers and financial advisors. The awards judges assess entries and shortlist up to five nominees per category.

Inclusion on the shortlist is entirely up to the independent judges who are supported by a panel of experts drawn from internationally renowned solicitors, lawyers, accountants, financial advisors, barristers and trust companies.

The full list of finalists selected in the Legal Team of the Year (large) category were:

  • Burges Salmon
  • Macfarlanes
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Shoosmiths
  • Stephenson Harwood

Winners of each category are announced on the night of the awards ceremony taking place in the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel on September 8 2015. The evening begins with a champagne reception, followed by dinner and the awards themselves and culminate in the popular After Party, featuring a charity casino with some fantastic prizes on offer.

Charlotte Dunn, partner and national head of the Wealth Protection team said:

'To have been shortlisted for large legal team of the year at this year's STEP awards is very exciting for the team. STEP membership is the benchmark of quality for any practitioner and to be short listed for these prestigious awards is a real recognition of the expertise we have within the team and the quality of work we undertake for our clients.'