Over 100 Guernsey professionals have taken up membership with the recently-formed local branch of STEP - the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners that has 3,000 members and over 20 branches worldwide.

Every STEP member has been involved for at least five years at senior level in one or more of: the planning, creation, management of, and accounting for trusts and estates, executorship administration and related taxes.

STEP's aim is to cut across professional boundaries and to bring together lawyers, accountants, bankers, insurers, fiduciaries and other trust and estate practitioners so that information, knowledge and experience can be shared through seminars, lectures, exchanges of technical papers and reports. Members can also benefit from STEP's worldwide network of contacts.

The first chairman of the Guernsey branch is Tim Bennett, of Belgrave Ltd, St Peter Port. He says the new branch is already the largest local organisation focused on trust and estate practice and is planning to host a one-day conference in Guernsey on Friday 21 June 1996.

For further information contact Peter Crook on Tel: +44 (0) 1481 712 706 or Fax: +44 (0) 1481 712 010.

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