Wills & Probate Solicitor qualifies as associate STEP member


Farnworth Rose are delighted to announce that Wills and Probate Solicitor Amanda Coates has qualified as an associate member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).

STEP is a global professional association for those who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. Full STEP members are internationally recognised as experts in their field.

As an associate member of STEP, Amanda helps families plan for their futures, from drafting a Will to advising on estate planning, inheritance tax, protection of the vulnerable and family businesses.

STEP is recognised in 96 countries and members have access to an extensive global network of specialist practitioners across a variety of professions.

Members are required to maintain and develop their knowledge and skills relevant to their roles, meaning clients can receive the most up to date advice on the latest legal and regulatory developments that may affect them.

In order to qualify as an associate member of STEP, Amanda was required to take a 3-hour closed book exam and complete 2 additional online assessments.

By choosing an associate member of STEP when making a Will, you can be guaranteed you will receive the best possible estate planning advice.

Amanda commented:

“It worries me that the industry allows unregulated Will writers to draft such important documents as your Last Will and Testament.

“I have seen badly drafted Will’s that have had devastating effects for the families at such a sensitive time.

“As a consumer, you must be sure that the person you instruct to draft your Will is at the very least a member of STEP.

“This way, you can be sure that they have the most up to date information and act in accordance with the STEP Code for Will preparation. “

Making your Will with Farnworth Rose

At Farnworth Rose, we offer a free appointment where our specialist solicitors will discuss your needs with you and provide advice on how we can help you.

To make it even easier for you to put a Will in place, we now offer Saturday morning appointments at our Barrowford office.

You can book your appointment by calling Farnworth Rose on 01282 695 400.

We offer more than a Will writing service

The specialist estate planning team at Farnworth Rose offer more than simple Wil writing service.

As an associate member of STEP, Amanda can provide expert advice on the use of trusts and inheritance tax when making a Will. You can also receive advice on how making a Lasting Power of Attorney can protect you.

Contact the expert team at Farnworth Rose today

To talk to a member of our expert estate planning team today, call us now on 01282 695 400.

Or, you can arrange a call-back with a member of our team by completing our online contact form here.