Top ranked Private Client team welcomes the completion of Advanced Certificates in Administration of Trusts

August 29, 2018

With four fully qualified Trust and Estate Practitioners, Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s Private Client Department is set to add to its expertise, with Solicitors Rachael Gamble and Jade Gabriel recently receiving their Advanced Certificate in Administration of Trusts.

The completion of this module as part of the STEP Diploma will add to the specialised knowledge and expertise of the team.

Senior Solicitor, Rachael Gamble specialises in contentious probate and trusts and Solicitor, Jade Gabriel specialises in wills, trusts, probate and administration of estates, Office of Care & Protection Work, tax planning and estate planning.

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.

As the department grows in strength and numbers, following the recent appointment of Associate Solicitor, Kristina Killen to the Residential Conveyancing team, the Private Client department has also been ranked as a top Band firm in the Chambers and Partners HNW Guide. The market-leading Private Client team has been described by clients in the guide as having “an excellent practice” with “strength in numbers” and are “very proficient.” Director and Head of Department, Michael Graham was also recognised for his excellence in this area, with clients noting that he is “first class” “very, very knowledgeable, thorough and energetic,” and “a good, warm, solid person who is well liked and well regarded.”

Michael Graham, Director and Head of Department commented: “The attainment of Rachael’s and Jade’s Advanced Certificate in the Administration of Trusts is testament to the team’s specialist expertise. Our Private Client team is growing from strength to strength, particularly given our recognition in the prestigious Chambers and Partners HNW rankings as a leading practice. With four fully qualified Trust and Estate Practitioners and growing, we are setting our specialist practice apart in Northern Ireland.”

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Caption: (Pictured left to right) Solicitor, Jade Gabriel and Senior Solicitor, Rachael Gamble, Cleaver Fulton Rankin.