Following her years of providing help and advice to the local community in relation to Wills and Probate matters, Chartered Legal Executive Ashleigh Kelly of the Private Client department has now taken the next step to furthering her expertise by becoming a member of STEP.
Ashleigh joined Slater Heelis in August 2006 and she specialises in Lasting Powers of Attorney, the Administration of Estates and Will drafting and was admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2014.
Ashleigh’s clients benefit from her friendly, approachable and reassuring manner when dealing with what are potentially sensitive issues. Now, Ashleigh has continued to demonstrate her commitment to her work by completing the STEP Diploma In Trusts and Estates.
When discussing her decision to become a TEP, Ashleigh said; “I wanted to broaden and enhance my understanding of issues relating to Wills Trusts and Probate matters in order that I am able to provide fully rounded advice to my clients. I have found the knowledge I have gained from my studies to be invaluable in my day to day work as a Private Client lawyer.”
The STEP Diploma In Trusts and Estates comprises four exam-based advanced certificates at degree level, covering the Administration of Estates, Administration of Trusts, Taxation of Trusts and Estates and Trust and Estate Accounting. Once complete, candidates are then able to become a full STEP Member.
STEP expands the technical knowledge that enables practitioners to identify and manage risk within private client work more effectively, giving Ashleigh the skills required to provide practical solutions to her clients in relation to their needs. .
STEP is considered the benchmark professional qualification within the Trusts and Estates industry, and gaining the qualification means that Ashleigh is able to give her clients extra peace of mind in knowing that their case is being handled by a highly experienced and competent professional.
Overall, the whole of Slater Heelis would like to congratulate Ashleigh on her achievement and we look forward to seeing her continue to develop her skills in the future.