Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

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The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners is the professional body for the trust and estate profession, which "blatantly promotes tax haven activity" according to some.[1]

Founded in 1991, it is headquartered in London but has a local branch network which spans 33 countries, including many offshore centres: Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Bermuda, Isle of Man and Jersey.

As of the end of 2010 STEP had nearly 16,000 members in 66 countries. [2]


Former staff:

  • Jacob Rigg, Head of Philanthropy at STEP Worldwide (circa 2009) [3] Head of Policy (circa 2008), former press and parliamentary officer (2008), 'lobbyist' [4]


  • Cicero Consulting provided only UK public affairs monitoring services in the 1 Sep-30 Nov 2010 quarter. [5]


Artillery House (South) 11 - 19 Artillery Row London SW1P 1RT


  1. Richard Murphy of Tax Research UK, accessed Feb 2009
  2. STEP, Annual Review 2010, accessed Sept 2011
  3. Dr Thomas A Wach, A better way of doing good, Step Journal, April 2009, acc 28 Sept 2011
  4. Jacob Rigg, Linkedin] acc 28 September 2011
  5. APPC Register Entry, 1 Sep - 30 Nov 2010 and APPC Register Entry for 1 March 2011 to 31 May 2011