STEP was founded in 1991 to meet the recognised need for a medium by which trust and estate practitioners could readily communicate with each other and at the same time be identified as senior practitioners, highly qualified to provide advice in this specialised field. The clear need for such a body is reflected in the steadily growing membership and expanding number of jurisdictions covered.
The key to STEP's success lies in its network of branches. Local branches cover virtually every corner of the UK as well as twenty eight other jurisdictions. All branches are run by voluntary committees and are responsible for their own educational and social activities. Many branches now organise annual conferences and seminars.
The creation of STEP produced a highly specialised and successful professional body, and its rapid expansion of branches worldwide is a clear indication of a young, forward-thinking international society.
|1991||STEP is founded in UK|
|1992||First International branch formed in Geneva|
|1993||Foundation of Swiss German and Liechtenstein Branch of STEP (Zurich ctr and Vaduz ctr)|
|2001||Foundation of Basel Branch|
|2006||Foundation of Lugano Centre|
Foundation of Verein STEP (former Swiss German and Liechtenstein Branch of STEP)
includes: Zurich Centre, Vaduz Centre, Lugano Centre
|2009||Foundation of Lucerne/Zug Centre|
|2010||Foundation of Lausanne|
|2016||Foundation of Swiss and Liechtenstein STEP Federation SLSF|