Special Interest Groups

STEP members help families plan for their futures, specialising in a wide range of activities, from drafting a relatively simple will to more complex issues surrounding international families, protection of the vulnerable, family businesses and philanthropic giving. Our special interest groups provide forums for practitioners to connect and advance their focused area of practice. The groups exist to benefit the practitioner, their area of specialisation, the clients they serve, and the industry at large. Explore the groups below:

Business Families Special Interest Group

The group focuses on what makes business families distinct, their particular challenges and how to best address them.

Charities Special Interest Group

The group facilitates the discussion of legal and accountancy issues relevant to the charity sector and the role charitable giving plays in succession planning.

Contentious Trusts and Estates SIG

The group focuses on international trust and estate jurisprudence and avoiding, or dealing with, contentious trust and estate disputes and trustee litigation.

Cross-Border Estates SIG

The group addresses estate planning and the administration of estates/successions across borders,reconciling divergent inheritance rules between jurisdictions.

Mental Capacity SIG

The group focuses on the increasing importance and relevance of issues concerning capacity in all aspects of legal work relating to inheritance and succession planning.

Philanthropy Advisors SIG

The group enhances the strategic nature of giving and social investing to raise the status of private client philanthropy advisory and help encourage further professionalism.

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