Mrs Nima Stepney

Membership category: Full Member i

'TEP' status denotes full membership of STEP and is the top level of STEP membership. TEPs are fully qualified practitioners with proven qualifications and experience. They can use the letters 'TEP' after their name. TEPs must adhere to STEP's Code of Professional Conduct.

Kings House
32-40 Widmore Road
United Kingdom

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0208 776 3893
Practice Areas: Contentious trusts and estates, Elderly and vulnerable clients, Estate planning/administration, Rural family, business and agriculture, Tax, Trust planning/administration, Wills and probate
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STEP Qualifications:
STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates - England & Wales
Thackray Williams LLP
Kent Branch Committee
Special Interest Groups:
Business Families | Contentious Trusts and Estates | Mental Capacity

I completed a LLB Hons Degree Law at the University of London, Queen Mary followed by the Legal Practice Course at BPP, London.  I then trained at Thomson Snell & Passmore and qualified in 2010.  I worked at large regional firms in Kent and Sussex before joining Thackray Williams LLP in 2017. 

I completed the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners diploma to become a qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) in 2014. I am the Kent Branch Chair.  I completed the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists qualification in 2017.  I am also a full accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

I understand that clients do not have legal problems, but personal problems with legal issues. I am known for providing clear and practical advice especially in sensitive and difficult situations in order achieve client objectives.

 I have expertise in

  • Wills 

  • Estate administration 

  • Tax planning 

  • Lasting Powers of Attorney 

  • Court of protection

  • Trust creation and administration 

  • Contentious estates, trusts and court of protection

Recent cases

  • Assisted the litigation friend in the landmark case of Re P [2009] EWHC 163 (Ch) which refined the law on making statutory wills under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

  • Advised a couple where the husband was diagnosed with motor neurone disease. They had a multi-million pound estate with business and agricultural property. Advised in relation to tax planning, wills and lasting powers of attorney.

  • Advised an elderly widow in making a part gift of her home to her daughter and the options for structuring the gift, taking into account estate planning including tax and future care issues.

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