"Working through complicated legal conundrums, managing diverse (and, shall we say, often quirky) personalities and family dynamics, and helping to resolve emotionally fraught disputes means it’s never boring and always keeps you on your toes!"
"My membership is an invaluable tool for my professional development. The global recognition of the STEP membership has also been beneficial through my dealings with overseas clients, adding creditability to my local qualifications."
"The best things about STEP Queensland are our lunchtime seminars and annual conference. They foster a real sense of collegiality within the STEP Queensland community."
"‘The apparent surge in the number of will and estate disputes has put pressure on the many small practices to get it right… STEP offers the expertise needed by practitioners in this area’"
"STEP will provide you opportunities to grow with quality education and resources, professional recognition and international connections."
Peter Bobbin TEP
STEP New South Wales
"It means being part of a worldwide organisation of like-minded professionals that offers experience, knowledge-sharing and the opportunity for networking."
"Education and policy are the most important things that STEP does. There is also the social aspect, which is great, but making it easy for people to keep up to date in the area of Trusts and Estates and having a voice where change is needed is vital."
"STEP allows me to highlight our expertise and experience, as well as networking, connecting with and learning from other members around the world who are dealing with similar issues with similar clients."
'It is an affordable way of keeping up‑to‑date, with seminars that are excellent and on point for my area of practice. It also provides an opportunity to meet and network with professionals in my area.'
"STEP has proven to be a highly convenient source of practical hands-on information: case summarises, regular seminars. If you are practising in the area, I would highly recommend you to be a member of STEP."
Paul Brennan TEP
STEP Queensland
"STEP is the premier professional association for trusts and estates practitioners. As a global organisation, it links members working in the trusts and estates space all over the world and has a strong reputation in Queensland. It was an obvious choice to become a member."
"STEP provides a group of like-minded professionals who are a part of a worldwide membership base. The outstanding quality of our relevant and on point presentations and high calibre speakers are second to none. The benefits of networking at our face-to-face events have always been a big part of our STEP community. "
As an accountant STEP membership has been invaluable in building a specialist practice. It has provided me with professional recognition and credibility within a global multidisciplinary estates and trust profession. The education, networking and also the ability to contribute to policy and advocacy in this space have all been priceless.
Ian Raspin TEP
STEP Victoria
"It’s being part of a group of professionals who use financial structures and genuinely useful law for the protection and benefit of clients. STEP allows me insights I would never otherwise encounter and builds knowledge that I can apply when it fits."
"It is about being part of a worldwide community of professionals."
"The ability to have up-to-date information about important developments concerning trusts, estate planning, tax and its impact on family law."
"STEP provides exceptional educational events, resources and networking opportunities for members. Our branch is often approached by Government bodies to provide important feedback on proposed legislative changes that impact trust and estate laws."
"Being a STEP member enables me to actively contribute to the ongoing education of trust and estate practitioners in Tasmania through my role with the STEP Tasmania branch. I see education as critical to our profession. I obtain a great deal of personal and professional satisfaction by contributing to the availability of high-quality professional development opportunities for colleagues in Tasmania."
"STEP raises the profile and ability of members to advise families and influence decision makers."
"To me, being a STEP member means being constantly surrounded by the best trusts and estates minds around and having access to (what I think is) the best education network in the world."
"It has broadened my professional engagement with trust and estate practitioners, including non-lawyers, and also gives me involvement in a worldwide organisation."
"STEP has been invaluable in giving us the opportunity to raise our profile and to confirm our reputation as experts in our chosen specialist fields."
"I was attracted by the high-calibre professional development programme, together with the collegiate interaction."
"It provides me with an immediate network of multidisciplinary practitioners, as well as an international forum to keep ahead of the game."
"As a junior lawyer, all of the most knowledgeable lawyers I worked with were STEP members. It seemed a natural step: if I wanted to be a succession-law lawyer, I should be a member."
"STEP education helped me identify and achieve new goals"
"It means I am recognised as a practitioner with expertise in my field of practice. Membership offers unrivalled opportunities for networking, idea and resource sharing, discourse, and a greater degree of insight into the development of the law in my area of expertise. This enables me to better understand the trends and emerging areas, both domestically and around the world. "
"It means being a member of a highly regarded community of professionals, which unlocks access to resources and the ability to network with members of varying backgrounds and experiences. The calibre of the professional development events offered is invaluable to my practice and my career."