Paula Myers Awarded For Long-Term Contribution To The Society
Irwin Mitchell’s Director of Private Client Services has been awarded a prestigious lifetime achievement award from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
The awards are given to those who have made ‘an exceptional and outstanding long-term contribution to the Society above and beyond that normally expected of a member, through office in their branch, or elsewhere in the voluntary life of the Society’.
Paula is the current chair of the STEP Contentious Trusts and Estates SIG, having been a member for six years and previously appointed as deputy chair. Paula has been a full member of STEP for many years and has achieved STEP’s Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes.
STEP is the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. STEP works to improve public understanding of the issues families face in this area and promotes education and high professional standards among its members.
Expert Opinion“It’s absolutely wonderful to have been recognised by STEP for this award. It’s been a pleasure to work with STEP Yorkshire and the various committees I’ve been involved with over the years.
“STEP is a vital part of upholding excellence in the private client industry, so to be recognised with this award is truly an honour.
“Many of our Private Client Services solicitors are members of STEP up and down the country, so I hope so see some of them receiving the same award in the future!” Paula Myers - Partner
In 2020 partner Andrea Jones was appointed as chair of STEP’s Yorkshire committee, while solicitor Sarah Wintle in the Tax, Trusts and Estates Leeds team qualified as a full member (TEP) this year.
In 2019 the national Tax, Trusts and Estates team was awarded Platinum Employer Partner accreditation by the professional association, which takes into account a firm’s quality of training, learning and development.
STEP members help families plan for their futures, from drafting wills to issues surrounding international families, protection of the vulnerable, family businesses and philanthropic giving. Full STEP members, known as TEPs, are internationally recognised as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience.