Ware & Kay Solicitors (with offices in York, Wetherby & Malton) is proud to announce that Laura Schofield, a Solicitor in the Wetherby office specialising in Wills and Estates, has achieved a distinction in her first STEP exam in the Advanced Certificate in Administration of Estates and was awarded the highest mark in the country for the exam. STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) is a professional body which is committed to helping people manage their affairs.
Laura is working towards an internationally recognised qualification that will demonstrate her practical and detailed understanding of the law and procedures involved in trust and probate procedure, tax and accounting. On completion of four exams she will be entitled to use the designation STEP to showcase her specialist expertise and give her clients the confidence and peace of mind of knowing that she has reached the exacting standards which are required by this body.
Laura is already a member of Solicitors for the Elderly - an organisation which is committed to providing specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.
Laura said “I am very pleased to have achieved a Distinction in my first STEP exam - and to have received the highest mark in the country means that all the hard work really paid off! My colleagues at Ware & Kay have all been supportive, and the specialist knowledge enables me to advise my clients on complex issues related to the administration of estates.”
Director David Hyams commented: “Well done Laura! Her hard work and dedication is clear to see. This new qualification underlines our commitment to ensuring that our clients receive the highest quality of legal service”.