Philip Warford, Managing Director at Renaissance Legal, has been appointed Chair of the Sussex branch of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
The leading worldwide professional association for experts in the field of trusts and estate planning, members of STEP help families plan for their futures; from drafting a will or advising family businesses, to helping international families and protecting vulnerable family members.
STEP Sussex branch was established in September 1991 and has over 220 members, principally from legal and accountancy practices. The membership spans East and West Sussex and represents the elite Trust and Estate Practitioners in the area with expertise in advising on most private client matters. STEP Sussex offers a range of formal and informal opportunities for TEPs, students and other interested professionals to meet.
Founder of Renaissance Legal, the Brighton-based firm specialising in working with families and carers of disabled and vulnerable individuals, Philip brings his over 25 years legal experience to the Chair role which he takes on from 19th May.
Previous Chair, Scott Clayton TEP FFA FFTA ATT (Fellow), said: “I have enjoyed my time as Chair of STEP Sussex immensely, and know that I am handing the reigns over to a fellow expert who is both passionate and highly skilled in his field. Philip is respected enormously in the region and I wish him well in his new role”.
Philip Warford said: “I am proud and delighted to be taking over the mantle from Scott, who has steered STEP Sussex on behalf of its members so well through hard economic times. At Renaissance Legal, my team and I work with families of all shapes and sizes and help them plan effectively for the future with a truly bespoke approach. Our fellow STEP members in Sussex share this commitment to excellence in advice and service, and in taking on the Chair role I am looking forward to working with and supporting the leading trust and estate professionals in the region”.