STEP Excellence Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Private Client Awards have been announced.

The STEP Excellence Awards show the highest scoring students from the 2019 sitting across all STEP exams globally.

The awards announced included:

International Advanced Certificates

  • Amy Pettitt TEP at Fraser Dawbarns
  • Michael Rogers from Ogier
  • Luca Del Panta from Stewarts Law LLP
  • Celia Speller and Caroline Russell from Farrer & Co LLP
  • Phil Brown from Rawlinson & Hunter
  • Kerandeep Guraya from HSBC Trustee Limited
  • Jamie Wisbey from Mourant
  • Jessica Rose from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Martin Rankin from Smith Williamson LLP

England and Wales Advanced Certificates

  • Laura Schofield from Ware & Kay Solicitors Ltd
  • Lauren Fraser from Stintons LLP
  • Vanina Allegra Wittenburg from Hunters Lap LLP
  • Claire Nelson from Cozens-Hardy LLP
  • Shu Fen Lim from K&L Gates Straits Law Practice LLC
  • Molly Hunter from Mishcon de Reya LLP
  • Louise Axford from George Green LLP
  • Helen MacLeod from Burges Salmon Limited
  • Kate Walsgrove from Ince Metcalfes
  • Emma Bhuttae from Shoosmiths LLP
  • Rebecca Adams from Cartmell Shepherd

The STEP Excellence Awards recognise the top-scoring student at distinction level per STEP exam or assignment, Essay Route, and the highest-scoring graduates across each of the STEP Diplomas, aggregated across the four diploma papers.

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