Congratulations to Nysha Forsey on completing her STEP Diploma

12th July 2021

Nysha Forsey

Huge congratulations to Nysha Forsey on completing her STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Diploma and qualifying as a full STEP member. It’s no mean feat completing a qualification during a pandemic whilst still working and also looking after a toddlerWell done Nysha.

STEP is the leading worldwide professional body for practitioners in the fields of trusts, estates and related issues. STEP members help families secure their financial future and protect the interests of vulnerable relatives. STEP promotes the highest professional standards through education and training, leading to widely respected professional qualifications.

Specialising in the administration of trusts and estates this added qualification will allow Nysha to provide a more extensive range of services in this area.  In addition, Nysha specialises in drafting wills, with a particular focus on advising individuals and families on succession planning.  She also helps clients in setting up lasting powers of attorney and preparing court of protection applications.

Nysha, an Associate Solicitor at our Crediton office said: “I am so thrilled to have got through the four gruelling exams that make up the STEP Diploma. This has been a huge confidence boost as it has significantly increased my understanding and ability to give holistic and practical advice to my clients on the laws and procedures involved in the administration of trusts and estates.”

Terry Bastyan, Managing Partner at Gilbert Stephens said “We are all very impressed with Nysha ‘s hard work and dedication during her studies, as well as the results that she achieved. We are confident that her new qualification will enhance the services she can provide to the people of Devon”.

STEP aims to promote the highest professional standards through education and training. STEP Diplomas and Foundation Certificates are widely recognised and its members are highly valued by employers.

All STEP members are subject to an extensive Code of Professional Conduct. Members are required at all times to act with integrity and in a manner that inspires the confidence, respect and trust of both clients and the wider community – something all of us at Gilbert Stephens do.

Full members of STEP are entitled to refer to themselves as Registered Trust & Estate Practitioners(TEP). Choosing a TEP to advise you means that you can have confidence and peace of mind knowing that practitioners like Nysha have reached the exacting standards required.

For more information about STEP visit