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.
The STEP Standard Provisions contain useful material to include in a will, avoiding technical terms that could confuse the lay reader.
The Standard Provisions are available to download below. If you wish to include the STEP Standard Provisions on your website, please link to this page.
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)
- Full text - second edition
- Full text - second edition (Large Print version)
- Practice Direction