Thursfields congratulates Zoe Perry, Solicitor in the Wills and Estate team at Thursfields’ Worcester office who has recently passed another of the exacting examinations towards the achievement of her Diploma in Trusts and Estates from the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP). Abigail Wells, Trainee Legal Executive in the Wills and Estate team at Thursfields’ Halesowen office who has also passed her recent exam working towards the same Diploma award from STEP.

The STEP academic and professional qualification is highly regarded within the legal and professional services industry and is recognised across 95 jurisdictions around the world.

STEP is a niche worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning.

Zoe joined Thursfields growing Wills and Estates team in January 2014 after qualifying as a Solicitor in September 2013 and has now been working in practice for nearly 12 years. She advises on matters including trusts, wills, estate planning and probate, powers of attorney and Court of Protection matters.

Zoe commented:  “I am very pleased to have achieved a distinction in the latest STEP module. A lot of hard work and dedication has gone into studying for this on top of the ‘day job’, but it’s very rewarding to be part of STEP and further my specialist knowledge.”

Abigail joined Thursfields in September 2015, after qualifying as a Trainee Legal Executive in June 2014 and working in practice for two years since graduating in Law. She now advises on matters including trusts, wills, estate planning and probate, powers of attorney and Court of Protection matters.

Abigail commented:  “I am thrilled to have achieved this qualification towards my STEP Diploma. These exams are rightly very difficult for such a prestigious Diploma and I would like to thank Thursfields for their support for my continued development, which shall in turn benefit my clients.”

Michelle Hetheridge, Director and Head of Thursfields’ Wills and Estates Department commented: “Congratulations to Zoe and Abigail – STEP are extremely tough exams and I am pleased that they are both now well on their way to achieving this internationally recognised and respected qualification. Our private client team continues to develop specialist knowledge and expertise further strengthening our client offering throughout all of our offices across the West Midlands and Worcestershire”.

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