Step in the right direction for lawyer Lisa

20th June 2013

A lawyer who deals with the private legal affairs of people across the region is celebrating after receiving an Excellence Award from STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) as one of the top students of the year.

Lisa Whitehouse, a lawyer in Higgs & Sons' private client team, achieved the UK's highest mark in the administration of estates examinations and was presented with her award at a special luncheon in London.

Speaking about her award, Lisa said: "Professional development is essential if we are to give our clients the very best legal advice. Higgs recognises the importance of STEP and has supported me throughout my exams."

STEP is the leading worldwide professional body for practitioners in the fields of trusts, estates and related issues.  Members help families secure their financial future and protect the interests of vulnerable relatives. The organisation promotes the highest professional standards through education and training, leading to widely respected professional qualifications.

Peter Gosling is a partner in Higgs' private client department. He said: "We are lucky enough at Higgs to have one of the largest and most talented private client teams in the region. We pride ourselves on continually learning and developing as lawyers and Lisa's achievements are great news for the whole team and our clients."

Higgs & Sons works from two offices in the Black Country - Waterfront Business Park in Brierley Hill and Kingswinford. The firm employs over 200 people, which includes over 100 specialist lawyers. 

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