Richard Marshall, leading Private Client Lawyer at Hay & Kilner Law Firm, has been named as one of six finalists in the ‘Young Practitioner of the Year’ category at the 2017 Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Private Client Awards.
Now in their 12th year, the prestigious STEP Awards highlight excellence among professional private client practitioners and the categories are judged by a panel of industry experts. The judges shortlisted only those they felt to be the most outstanding in each category.
An Associate Solicitor in Hay & Kiner’s leading Private Client Team, Richard is the only North East finalist in the ‘Young Practitioner of the Year category. He advises private individuals, business owners, farmers and trustees on all aspects of private client work including Wills, Trusts, Probate, Powers of Attorney, Inheritance Tax and Estate Planning. Richard is a full member of STEP. STEP members help families plan their long-term financial future, facilitating good stewardship and financial planning across future generations. Richard is a committee member and currently, holds the role of Secretary of the STEP North East & Cumbria branch.
Speaking of his nomination, Richard said:
“It is a real honour to be a finalist of the STEP Young Practitioner of the Year Award, among such notable peers in the industry. I began my career at Hay & Kilner as a Trainee Solicitor in 2010 and received excellent training from some of the foremost Private Client Lawyers in the region. This nomination is a testament to the excellent training and development that I have received at Hay & Kilner.”
This latest accolade comes shortly after Hay & Kilner’s Private Client Team were crowned ‘Team of the Year’ at the Northern Law Awards. The leading team has seen significant growth over the last 12 months and now has a team of 9 specialist solicitors, providing advice to an extensive private client base, including entrepreneurs and owner managers. The team comes highly recommended in independently researched guides to the legal profession, The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, where they are commended for their ‘strong reputation and providing good, solid advice’.
Alison Hall, Partner & Head of the Private Client Team at Hay & Kilner commented:
“The STEP awards are recognised internationally throughout the private client field and we are delighted that Richard has been named as a finalist. Richard is a talented lawyer and his friendly, approachable manner lends itself perfectly to the private client work he does. We look forward to the awards ceremony, and wish Richard and the other nominees the best of luck.”
Winners of the STEP Private Client Awards will be announced at a prestigious black tie dinner on 6th September 2017 at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel in London.
Established over 70 years ago, Hay & Kilner is one of the region’s leading law firms, offering a full range of legal services to businesses and individuals.
For further information, please contact Alison Hall, Partner & Head of our Private Client Team
Call: 0191 232 8345