Wilkes Solicitors STEP Up Their Knowledge
Two members of the The Wilkes Private Client Team – Lucy Cox, and Sophie Fenn have recently completed the STEP course with a third, Jodi Flint, soon set to complete her final exam as part of our drive for continual staff development.
Lucy and Sophie join Ellie Holland, Managing Partner at Wilkes, who gained her accreditation in 2008, as specialist STEP qualified solicitors within the team.
STEP is the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. STEP members help families plan for their futures, from drafting a will to advising on issues concerning international families, protection of the vulnerable, family businesses and philanthropic giving.
Lucy and Sophie were two of the highest performing students in the latest round of STEP graduates and were invited to sit at the top table at the Birmingham STEP annual dinner this summer.
Nigel Wood, Senior Partner at The Wilkes Partnership, says: “Giving our solicitors the opportunity to develop their skills is not only important for our firm and its clients, but for their futures. We have always dedicated investment in our people to help them fulfil their potential and deliver excellence to our clients”.
Lucy Cox, solicitor at The Wilkes Partnership said, “From the moment that we started at Wilkes we were encouraged to enrol on this course and to develop our skillset. Now that it has been completed, I feel that I have greater knowledge and confidence to provide expert advice to clients.