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Solicitors join international body for dealing with trusts

Posted onPosted on 28th May

Duncan & Toplis Legal Services probate specialists, Amy Codd (above) and Lesley Harrison (below), have qualified to become full members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

STEP is the international professional body for advisers specialising in trusts, inheritance and succession planning. Its members exemplify high standards of professional standards and are subject to well regarded codes of conduct.

Established last year, Duncan & Toplis Legal Services supports families, individuals and businesses with legal matters including probate, company law, deeds, partnership agreements and regulated private client work. It is part of Duncan & Toplis group, which supports more than 4,500 clients in the East Midlands with a wide range of business advice and accounting services, including from its Newark office.

Amy trained as a solicitor after working in management roles in the NHS. After working at a number of leading legal firms in the region, she is now a private client solicitor and associate of Duncan & Toplis Legal Services.

Amy said: “As qualified TEPs, clients can be assured that the service they receive from our team is of the highest professional standard, giving them peace of mind and confidence.”

Lesley trained as a chartered legal executive at Duncan & Toplis Legal Services after working at a senior management level in the NHS. Lesley has specialised in private client practice dealing with Wills, Powers of Attorney and Estates.

Lesley said: “STEP is a very well respected organisation for trust and estate practitioners.”