STEP Standard Provisions

The STEP Standard Provisions provide non-technical clauses for practitioners to include in wills they prepare. There are Provisions that cover the law of England and Wales, and Northern Ireland respectively.

STEP Standard Provisions

The STEP Standard Provisions contains useful material to include in a will, avoiding technical terms that could confuse the lay reader.

England and Wales

The Provisions were originally published in 1992. An update was published in 2011, following changes in trust and tax law.

In 2013 a Practice Direction was issued by the Senior District Judge of the Family Division. This allows the STEP Standard Provisions (Second Edition) to be incorporated into wills by reference.

STEP Standard Provisions - second edition (2011)

STEP Standard Provisions - first edition (1992)

Northern Ireland