The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners has announced the short list for the second **STEP Private Client Awards**.

The awards highlight excellence among private client solicitors/attorneys, accountants, barristers, bankers and trust managers. Those who service the industry, like publishers and investment managers are also recognised for their contribution to the profession. See link below for the short list recently released by STEP after the first vigorous judging process. BFSB congratulates those member firms and affiliates that have been recognised.

The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, 13th September at The Brewery in London. Andrew Young, Chairman of the Judging Panel, says *”The STEP Awards celebrate excellence in practice and the high status private client work richly deserves. Everyone on the short list should be proud.”*

Central Law Training is sponsoring a **“Best Government Initiative of the Year”** award as part of the annual programme. Short listed are Dubai, Isle of Man, The Bahamas, and British Virgin Islands.