Stephen Horscroft, a specialist in inheritance and succession planning at UK law firm Cripps, has been elected as a steering committee member of the Mental Capacity Global Special Interest Group (SIG).
Established by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in 2010, the SIG focuses on issues concerning capacity in all aspects of legal work relating to inheritance and succession planning. The committee comprises members from across the globe providing an international stage to promote best practice and influence public policy in relevant areas concerning capacity.
Mr Horscroft, whose term starts in January 2018, said: “I am delighted to have been elected to the steering committee of this Special Interest Group. The issues surrounding mental capacity touch upon all aspects of our work here at Cripps, and being a part of the group, which has done such a fantastic job in raising awareness of such issues, is essential in order for us to provide the very best advice to our clients. I am really looking forward to being part of its future.”
His appointment coincides with Cripps partner and longstanding committee member, Anne Lewis, stepping down from the committee after six years.
Ms Lewis commented: “I am really pleased Stephen will be joining the committee. The ageing population continues to present us with a number of challenges and it’s vital that we continue to raise awareness, and monitor these. We are dedicated to providing an exemplary client service at Cripps, and part of this means influencing legislative changes and being at the forefront of industry developments.”
Also joining Mr Horscroft on the committee will be Kathleen Cunningham, Karl Dembicki and Iain Managhan.
Cripps has offices in Tunbridge Wells, London and Kings Hill.
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