STEP in the News

STEP news reflected in national and international publications

7 August 2017 - Law practice Blackadders goes forth with accolade - The Scotsman

12 July 2017 - Warning over the return of dreaded death taxes after plan was ditched before the General Election - Mail Online

28 June 2017 -  UK Tax Authority Misses Trust Ownership E-Register Deadline - Bloomberg BNA

24 May 2017 - Higgs & Johnson associate wins Worldwide Excellence Award - Radio Cayman

24 April 2017 - Government ditches plan to hike probate fees - New Law Journal

21 April 2017 - Govt U-turns on 'unpalatable' probate fee legislation in run-up to election - Professional Adviser

21 April 2017 - 'Stealth death tax' becomes victim of snap election - FP Today

6 April 2017 - Death tax rise may be illegal, MPs tell ministers: Backbenchers call on Justice Secretary to halt controversial increase in probate fee - Mail Online

18 March 2017 - How planned increases to probate fees could cost you up to £20,000 - BBC Radio 4 Money Box

10 March 2017 - Death tax by stealth to rake in £1.5billion - Nigeria Daily News

10 March 2017 - Budget 2017: Death tax by stealth to rake in £1.5billion - Newsgrio

10 March 2017 - Hammond is urged to ditch 'stealth' death tax that will rake in £1.5billion from bereaved families as Tories condemn it as a hangover from 'sneaky' George Osborne - This is Money

10 March 2017 - Death tax by stealth to rake in £1.5billion- Capital Bay

10 March 2017 - Families are warned about the Budget stealth tax - Capital Bay

11 March 2017 - Take out a loan to pay death tax, families are warned as the extent of the stealth tax raid on wills emerges in the Budget - Mail Online

10 March 2017 - Grieving families could be forced to take out crippling loans so they can administer a dead relative's estate - Mirror

10 March 2017 - Stealth death tax to rake in £1.5billion: Budget small print reveals bereaved families face new fees of up to £20,000 - Mail Online

9 March 2017 - Hammond is urged to ditch 'stealth' death tax that will rake in £1.5billion from bereaved families as Tories condemn it as a hangover from 'sneaky' George Osborne - Mail Online

2 March 2017 - What the government's probate fees jump means for your clients - Professional Adviser

2 March 2017 - Probate fee shake-up will take place in May - FT Adviser

2 March 2017 - Probate costs set to rocket - Nigeria Daily News

1 March 2017 - It’s a small world: Emily Deane gives the lowdown on FATCA and CRS - Trust & Estates Law & Tax Journal

1 March 2017 - Probate costs set to rocket - Mail Online

1 March 2017 - Trust planning and administration update: FATCA/CRS and trusts – where are they now? - CILEx Journal

27 February 2017 - Probate fees set to rise by almost 100 times for big estates - City AM

24 January 2017 - No will? No way! Over 38 million of us in the UK have not made plans for later life - NS&I

2016

2015

19 December 2015 - Kobre & Kim Partner Tim Prudhoe Receives Founder's Award From Leading Trusts & Estates Association, PR Newswire

1 December 2015 - Bahamas Faces ‘New Frontier’ Over Tax Information Exchange, Tribune 242

13 November 2015 - Singapore 'ideal' for resolving disputes, Straits Times

12 November 2015 - MSF to seek public feedback on draft amendment to Mental Capacity Act, Channel NewsAsia

6 November 2015 - International professional group role for Foot Anstey private client specialist, Bristol Business News

5 November 2015 - Les trusts ne sont pas des boîtes noires, Le Temps (in French)

25 September 2015 - Global estate planning forum STEP opens India chapter, The Echo of India

24 September 2015 - How can you instil confidence within an unregulated profession? Today's Wills & Probate

24 September 2015 - Withers Consulting Group – Family Business Advisor of the Year, Withers Consulting Group

22 September 2015 - Avantia Asesoramiento Fiscal y Legal, premio a la mejor 'firma boutique' del año, Expansión

18 September 2015 - Former Tollbar pupil named one of the best accountants in the country, Grimsby Telegraph

16 September 2015 - Law firms launch Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners in India, Economic Times

15 September 2015 - Butterfield named trust company of the year, The Royal Gazette

15 September 2015 - Butterfield Trust Named Trust Company Of Year, Bernews

15 September 2015 - Meritus Trust wins Step award, The Royal Gazette

15 September 2015 - Bermuda Trust Companies Honoured In London, Bernews

11 September 2015 - Golden facts on financial advice: Staying one STEP ahead, Close Brothers Asset Management via Linked In

11 September 2015 - Grant Thornton's Nathan Potton wins Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners' Young Practitioner of the Year award, Grant Thornton

10 September 2015 - Ogier is named International Legal Team of the Year by STEP, Cayman iNews

9 September 2015 - Shoosmiths wealth protection team work recognised in the STEP private client awards, Shoosmiths

1 September 2015 - New European Union rules make inheritance choice easier for expats, ExpatForum.com

23 August 2015 - Money Made Easy: Your quick guide to... EU inheritance rules, The Sunday Times (paywall)

19 August 2015 - Own a property abroad? You need to update your will, Citywire money

18 August 2015 - Cross-border overhaul of inheritance rules set to ease Europe's battle of wills, Financial Times (paywall)

17 August 2015 - Estate planning: New EU rules on passing on assets take effect today Financial Planner Online

14 August 2015 - EU reform will help beat property inheritance tussles, Financial Times (paywall)

14 August 2015 - Own a holiday home? Then you need to know about this EU inheritance change, Mindful Money

12 August 2015 -  Tax authorities urged to be more vigilant over the super-rich, Financial Times (paywall)

9 August 2015 - Why are we being punished for having no children?, The Sunday Times (paywall)

11 June 2015 - Standard Chartered is ‘platinum’ employer, Guernsey Press

05 June 2015 - Private Wealth Professionals to Gather in Manchester for Conference, Newsroom

01 June 2015 - Local STEP to host 2016 meet, The Voice

24 May 2015 - There is a Future for the Caribbean as a Financial Servcies Hub, Caribbean Journal

19 May 2015 - Minister of Financial Services attends offshore financial services conference, Bahama Islands info

04 February 2015 - STEP launches new branding, Cayman Compass.com

30 January 2015 - STEP launches new branding, ACQ5

30 January 2015 - STEP gets identity makeover, The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland

2014

24 December 2014 - EU drops naming of ultimate beneficiaries

25 November 2014 - Brussels Moving On Ownership Registries, Says STEP

24 November 2014 - Two trust and estate lawyers honoured

05 November 2014 - Edward Buckland elected Worldwide Chair of STEP

03 November 2014 - Trust lawyers say Bermuda should introduce law providing for foundations

30 October 2014 - IFCs may struggle with transparency, warns STEP

30 October 2014 - First Names Group Director Appointed Chair of STEP Jersey

22 September 2014 - Updated Guidance for Taxation Professionals

18 September 2014 - STEP Private Client Awards 2014/15

17 September 2014 - Family finances – a private matter?

15 September 2014 - Island trust industry delegation on Mexico mission

03 July 2014 - STEP launches 2014/15 Private Client Awards

15 April 2014 - Nottingham Post: Sarah looking forward to new role as chairman of STEP

10 April 2014 - The Cornishman: New code of practice comes into force for trust and estate practitioners

07 April 2014 - Lexology: It's a FATCA world...

03 April 2014 - Legal Futures: The quality of quality marks

01 April 2014 - ACFCS: European Parliament adopts tougher anti-money laundering rules

01 April 2014 - Shoosmiths Access Legal: New code for will preparation in England and Wales launched

21 March 2014 - Isle of Man News: Local advocate joins STEP Isle of Man board

03 March 2014 - Business Life: STEP launches 2014/15 Private Client Awards

02 March 2014 - Bernews: STEP conference cocktail reception photos

06 February 2014 - Times of Malta: Foreign courts challenge trust confidentiality

22 January 2014 - Business Life: Edward Buckland elected Deputy Chair of STEP

16 January 2014 - Legal Futures: STEP volunteers will writing code of practice to fill regulatory vacuum

15 January 2014 - The Will Writing Company: New code of practice for will writers

14 January 2014 - Mortgage Strategy: Trade body launches code of ethics for will writers

13 January 2014 - Your Money: Code of ethics for will writers unveiled

2013

2012