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Harper Macleod solicitor tops the class in STEP Award

Leigh Beirne, a Senior Associate in the Private Client team at Harper Macleod, has claimed a top award from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Leigh received the Excellence Award for the STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust and Executry Accounting after being the top scoring Scottish student in the exam.

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Harper Macleod is a Gold Employer Partner of STEP, the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. Members of the firm's team are constantly learning and developing through the STEP Programme, gaining their individual STEP qualifications.

Leigh is the latest member of the Harper Macleod team to become fully STEP qualified.

Pamela Niven, Head of the Private Client team, said: "This is a great achievement by Leigh as achieving full STEP membership requires so much work and dedication, never mind receiving the top score for any exam. As a firm and team, we are committed to providing professional excellence to the individuals and families we advise. STEP is the recognised benchmark of quality in our field, so these achievement illustrate that we are able to do just that.”