Leading North West law firm SAS Daniels has been accredited by the STEP Employer Partnership Programme and awarded Gold status.
STEP is the worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations on wealth planning. STEP promotes best practice and development and its new Employer Partnership Programme has been launched to help employers of STEP students plan and deliver efficient and effective training and development, ensuring that staff can offer the best possible advice to clients.
The Gold accreditation recognises SAS Daniels’ commitment to up-skilling its staff and providing the best possible service to its clients. SAS Daniels are one of the first 24 companies to join the scheme and one of only four in the north west.
STEP members are trained to deal with issues and services that include preparing wills; ensuring elderly and vulnerable people are cared for and supported; family business succession planning and providing for a husband or wife after the death of a spouse while protecting the interests of children.
Helen Kelly, Partner in the Personal Law team at SAS Daniels and Chair of the Cheshire branch of STEP said: “Our clients come to us at often difficult times in their lives regarding some incredibly complex matters, so it’s important that our staff receives training at the highest possible level.
“SAS Daniels is committed to offering our staff the best possible development opportunities to ensure they have the skills and specialist knowledge to offer a first-class service to our clients in the future. This STEP accreditation is testament to this commitment and will help us ensure our clients receive the specialist knowledge they need at all times.”
Jenni Hutchinson, Head of Employer Partnerships at STEP said: “SAS Daniels has demonstrated a supportive and encouraging approach to learning and development and we are pleased to see the value they place on the professional development of their staff. We are delighted to award SAS Daniels with their well deserved Gold Employer Partner accreditation.”
SAS Daniels currently has two members of staff in its private client team that are undertaking the STEP qualification.
STEP has over 20,000 members across 100+ jurisdictions from a range of professional backgrounds including accountants, lawyers, trust specialists and other practitioners in this field.