Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) is a unique professional body providing members with a local, national and international learning and business network. It offers education, training, representation and networking for its members, who are professionals specialising in trusts and estates, executorship, and administration and related taxes. Members advise clients on the broad issues relating to the management of personal finance. Full members of STEP are the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field of trusts and estates.
The following partners at Rooks Rider Solicitors are members of STEP:
We are proud to continue to have very close links with STEP and regularly attend meetings and conferences, as well as providing editorial information for various STEP publications.
Self Storage is defined as the direct storage by individuals and companies of goods in their own exclusively-occupied, self-contained, secured rooms/spaces – which form the major or primary use within a larger building or complex.
The Self Storage Association of the United Kingdom is a Company Limited by Guarantee. It is a founder member of the Federation of European Self Storage Associations, with which it has close links.
At Rooks Rider Solicitors, we provide specialist services to the Self Storage industry and have a longstanding relationship with the Self Storage Association. Our dedicated industry group led by James John has a wide range of expertise – enabling us to offer Self Storage Association members advice on legal issues arising within the self-storage industry. The team includes commercial expert Lindsey Hemingway, wealth planning specialist Karen Methold and Dispute Resolution and Employment expert. We regularly attend Self Storage Association conferences, meetings and trade shows.
The Leasehold Advisory Group comprises members from Rooks Rider Solicitors and Michael Tims & Company, consultant valuers specialising in London residential property.
The Leasehold Advisory Group was founded by Rooks Rider Solicitors and offers advice on Leasehold Enfranchisement. Our clients who own a leasehold house under a lease which was originally granted for more than 21 years, may be eligible to buy the freehold. We also advise on extending leases.
We are proud to say that the Rooks Rider Solicitors team has been recently named ‘Solicitors Firm of the Year’ at the Enfranchisement and Right To Manage Awards 2013 (ERMAs), one of the most prestigious awards recognising professional excellence in leasehold enfranchisement work.
ALEP, the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners, exists to ensure that valuers, solicitors, intermediaries and others involved in leasehold enfranchisement adhere to an agreed level of conduct and service.
Membership of this professional association is a badge of assurance for all Rooks Rider Solicitors’ leaseholder and freeholder clients that they can be sure of a consistently high level of service, integrity and professionalism.
For more information about ALEP, visit www.alep.org.uk or contact:
Nicola Stewart, Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution
+44 (0)20 7689 7252
Anthony Shalet, Partner, Real Estate
+44 (0)20 7689 7143