STEP in the News

News coverage quoting STEP in national and international media

19 October 2020 - The case for digital wills is only getting stronger - Emma Paul - The Scotsman

13 October 2020 - Time to plan your legacy.com: From online passwords to photos and music, writing a will for the digital age has never been more important - This is Money

4 September 2020 - Video wills: Leaving a legacy moves into 21st century - Financial Times (paywall)

23 August 2020 - Without a will, families could break up - Straits Times (paywall)

20 August 2020 - Where there’s a will there’s a (remote) way: witnessing wills in the time of coronavirus - The Lawyer

3 August 2020 - Jersey consults on detailed rules for beneficial ownership reporting - Accountancy Daily

3 August 2020 - The importance of making a will to protect loved ones (featuring Sim Bock Eng, branch chair of STEP Singapore) - Business Times, Singapore

30 July 2020 - 'It should be a last resort': Experts voice concerns over temporary coronavirus laws allowing witnessing of wills on Zoom and FaceTime - This is Money

29 July 2020 - How Singaporeans can prepare themselves for end of life and incapacitating events - Omny FM

27 July 2020 - Video witnessing of wills to be legalised during pandemic - Money Observer

27 July 2020 - MoJ to allow and backdate remote will witnessing - Legal Futures

25 July 2020 - Final wishes recorded over Zoom: Law change in England and Wales means wills can be witnessed via video link until 2022 as Covid battle continues - Mail Online

25 July 2020 - Coronavirus: Wills witnessed by video link to be made legal - BBC News

25 July 2020 - Video witnessing of wills to be made legal in England and Wales during pandemic - The Guardian

25 July 2020 - MoJ Announces Video Witnessing Of Wills Due To Be Made Legal During Coronavirus - Today’s Wills and Probate

25 July 2020 - Wills that are witnessed using Zoom and FaceTime are to be made legal - Yorkshire Live

21 July 2020 - Singaporeans ill-prepared for end of life and incapacitating events - Singapore Business Review

21 July 2020 - Singapore: Survey shows Singaporeans ill-prepared for end of life and incapacitating events - Asia Insurance Review

21 July 2020 - Most Singaporeans not prepared for end-of-life events and incapacity - The Asset

21 July 2020 - Survey shows Singaporeans are ill-prepared for end of life and incapacitating events: STEP - The Edge Singapore

30 June 2020 - Shepherd and Wedderburn’s Lorna Brown receives STEP Excellence Award - Scottish Legal

4 May 2020 - Experts Discuss Possible Will Changes - Today's Wills and Probate

28 April 2020 - Where There’s a Will in England, There’s a Way - New York Times

23 April 2020 - Want a trusted loved one to handle your finances if you fall ill? Find out how to set up power of attorney safely during the coronavirus lockdown - Daily Mail

15 April 2020 - Executing a Will in the time of COVID-19- Lexology

12 April 2020 - Brits rush to write will - Sunday Express

8 April 2020 - Hero NHS staff drive up demand for wills - Daily Mail

7 April 2020 - Coronavirus Lockdown: Can I still make or amend a will? - UK News Group

3 April 2020 - Demand for wills surges as coronavirus has ‘focused people’s minds’ — here’s where to start- NBCUniversal

31 March 2020 - UK examines ways to make writing wills easier during Covid-19 crisis- ExecReview

31 March 2020 - Coronavirus lockdown: how to make or amend a will - Money Observer

31 March 2020 - UK examines ways to make writing wills easier during Covid-19 crisis - Guardian

27 March 2020 - 'Significant Spike' For Wills Amid Coronavirus – But How Do You Get Them Signed? - Huffington Post

26 March 2020 - Will services in high demand – how to make a will quickly and cheaply- Which?

20 February 2020 - Keith Robinson Joins STEP Editorial Board - Bernews

19 February 2020 - Ellen Kratzer to Speak at 2020 STEP Europe Conference in Vienna - Financial Times

30 January 2020 - Relief for trustees over relaxation of new regulation - Financial Times

30 January 2020 - Could inheritance tax be replaced with a 10% rate? - This is Money

29 January 2020 - APPG urge government to reduce inheritance tax - Today's Wills and Probate

29 January 2020 - MP's call for UK Inheritance tax overhaul - Tax Notes

29 January 2020 - Inheritance tax faces radical overhaul - Morningstar

17 January 2020 - Could new regulation spell the death of trusts? - Financial Times