Edinburgh Solicitors Turcan Connell announce that two of their solicitors are award winners!

Chris Sheldon and Louise Pierce, both solicitors in the firm,  have been awarded prizes by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in recognition of their outstanding achievements following their 2010 examinations.

Senior Solicitor Chris Sheldon has been awarded the STEP President’s Prize: (Scotland) Qualified Practitioner Student of the Year (Taxation Award) for his thesis on ‘Gifts out of Surplus Income’. STEP awards six President’s Prizes for the best essays produced by Qualified Practitioners across the UK each year.

Louise Pierce, also a Senior Solicitor at Turcan Connell, achieved the highest mark in the STEP Diploma for the STEP Wills, Trusts & Executries (Scotland) (May Paper), a recognition that covers students in the England & Wales and Scotland Diploma examinations.

Joint Senior Partner Douglas Connell said: “These STEP Excellence Awards are a great goal for any candidate and we are very proud of Chris and Louise’s success.”