STEP re-elects Patricia Wass as Worldwide Chair
Patricia is a Consultant within our Court of Protection Team, and was named as a ‘first-class lawyer and panel deputy’ by Legal 500 2017. A past chair of the Private Client Section Committee of the Law Society of England & Wales, she specialises in mental capacity law and issues relating to elderly people, and is a Panel Deputy for the Office of the Public Guardian.
‘I am delighted and honoured to have been reappointed for a further year to serve STEP as its worldwide Chair’, Patricia said. ‘We have many challenges ahead in the world of trusts and estates and for all those specialising in family inheritance and succession planning, not least in the areas of regulation and compliance that now dominate the private client industry across the world.
‘We will continue to work to improve public understanding of the issues families face as well as helping families prepare for their future. We will continue to work with policymakers and regulatory authorities across the world to examine and challenge policy proposals and to help develop guidance and support. I look forward to working with the Board and Council of STEP in the coming year and wish to ensure that all of our members feel supported by the wider Society wherever they are based.’
STEP CEO George Hodgson said, ‘Patricia has been closely involved with STEP for many years at both a regional and global level. She has always shown great dedication to ensure that STEP remains valued and relevant to members across the world and helping build STEP into the leading international professional body for those advising families on inheritance and other inter-generational issues’.