Contentious Trusts and Estates Global SIG Steering Committee Elections 2021

A vacancy has arisen on the Contentious Trusts and Estates Global Special Interest Group (SIG) Steering Committee and they are now accepting applications to fill this vacancy and bring the committee to its full complement of twelve members.

The STEP Worldwide Board and SIG Committee's wish is for the composition of the Steering Committee to be geographically diverse and to reflect the make-up of the SIG's global membership, following guidance outlined in the Global SIG Terms of Reference. For this reason they wish to encourage applicants from Hong Kong and the USA (although applications from all jurisdictions are invited). Candidates are encouraged to highlight jurisdictional experience in their personal statement and professional experience.

If you wish to stand for this steering committee position, then please complete the application form below and submit to [email protected] with the subject line: ‘Contentious Trusts and Estates SIG Steering Committee Application-[INSERT CANDIDATE NAME]'. Applications must be received no later than 11:59pm London, UK(GMT+1), Sunday 27 June 2021.

In submitting an application, please ensure that you read the Global SIG Terms of Reference, which set forth the rules and guidance on all matters relating to the running, governance and operation of special interest groups, to include detail on the responsibilities and obligations you would undertake as a Global SIG Steering Committee member and who is eligible to apply. If successfully elected, Members of the Committee are expected to actively participate in the work of the Committee on behalf of the global SIG and regularly attend committee meetings, joining either in person or by means of tele-/web-conferencing equipment (occurring four-six times in a calendar year).

These elections to the steering committee will take place to the following schedule:

11 June 2021 Upcoming election dates and request for candidate submissions announced.
27 June 2021

Deadline for candidate applications (applications received after 11:59pm GMT+1 on 27 June will not be accepted).

30 June – 9 July 2021

Members of the SIG provided with details of candidates running.

Online voting available to SIG members for a period of 10 days.

By 13 July 2021

Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be individually informed. 

By 15 July 2021

The election results will be publicly announced
21 September 2021

New committee member invited to attend first committee meeting.

If you have any questions regarding joining the steering committee or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected]

Application Form, Code and Regulations