Rita Bhargava of Russell-Cooke's private client team has been elected to the STEP England & Wales Regional Committee as the central London representative.

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) is the leading worldwide professional body for practitioners in the fields of trusts, estates and related issues. Full members of STEP are the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field of trusts and estates.

STEP members help families plan their long term financial future, facilitating good stewardship and financial planning, ensuring compliance with the often complex tax rules surrounding trusts, estates and inheritance.

Rita now joins Richard Frimston, head of the private client team, as part of STEP's governance. Richard is chairman of the STEP EU Committee, co-chairman of the STEP Public Policy Committee and has recently been awarded 'The STEP Founder's Award' for outstanding achievement (December 2010).

To find out more about STEP, please visit their website http://www.step.org

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