Four members of the Cleaver Fulton Rankin Private Client Team have now completed their STEP Diploma

April 28, 2017

Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s Private Client team now have four fully qualified Trust and Estate Practitioners. The Private Client team recently attended the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Probate Practitioners Day at the Stormont Hotel where Solicitor Paula Gibson and Associates Timothy Rankin and Judith Jones were recognised as having completed their STEP Diplomas in a presentation by the Honourable Mr Justice Horner.

The STEP Diploma is an industry standard, which enables practitioners to develop their understanding of the law and procedures associated in trust and estate administration, tax and accounting within Northern Ireland. Through attaining this specialist certification, practitioners can demonstrate knowledge of current issues affecting trusts and estates, whilst also providing assurance to clients that they are a highly qualified trust and estate practitioner and a trusted advisor.

Director Michael Graham, Associate Judith Jones, Associate Timothy Rankin and Solicitor Paula Gibson are all full members of STEP. During completion of Judith’s Diploma, she was awarded the Trust & Estate Accounting Student of the Year (NI) Award, for achieving the highest results in the Diploma. Solicitor, Jade Gabriel will also soon undergo the Northern Ireland STEP Diploma Course. Director Michael Graham was also recently elected as a committee member of the Mental Capacity Global Special Interest Group Steering Committee of STEP.

Solicitor, Paula Gibson who recently completed her Diploma and is now a full member of STEP commented, “I am really pleased to have been awarded the STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates, which I feel has developed my specialist knowledge in this area which will be an asset to the team. The fact that we now have four full STEP members, really sets our team apart in Northern Ireland.”

Pictured are Associates Judith Jones and Timothy Rankin, and Solicitor Paula Gibson at the recent Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Probate Practitioners Day at the Stormont Hotel.

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