Haroon Qayum, (pictured) partner and Head of Private Client at Blackhams Solicitors in Birmingham and Solihull, has been awarded the advanced certificate in Advising the Family Business, passing with Distinction, by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

STEP is the leading worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning. The qualification adds to Blackhams expertise to assist family businesses with their future planning.
Timothy Cuthbertson, senior partner at Blackhams, said:
‘This is a major step forward for Blackhams, adding to the breadth of Haroon’s expertise which already encompasses dealing with the complexities of Cross-Borders estates. Both areas are of increasing relevance as time goes on and this underlines the firm’s commitment to providing the highest quality advice to a broad spectrum of clients’.

Haroon said: ‘There is a growing need to advise family businesses, in particular managing succession of management and ownership and balancing the interests of multiple generations. The course was a fascinating insight into navigating these issues. The course gave an opportunity to build on the experience and skills we have developed in this area’.

Haroon often works in conjunction with colleagues from across the firm to provide a comprehensive service catering for the business and personal needs of individuals and families. Haroon prides himself on going the extra mile by providing a tailored service for each client, working closely with his clients to understand their requirements and applies his technical knowledge to reach practical solutions, working collaboratively with the client and their team of advisers.

If you need any further information please contact Haroon on 0121 233 6912 or hqayum@blackhams.com