Business Groups

Rooks Rider Solicitors LLP are members of numerous key business groups dealing with issues relating to leasehold properties, self storage, and trusts and estates.

Business Groups

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Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) is a unique professional body providing members with a local, national and international learning and business network. It offers education, training, representation and networking for its members, who are professionals specialising in trusts and estates, executorship, and administration and related taxes. Members advise clients on the broad issues relating to the management of personal finance. Full members of STEP are the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field of trusts and estates.

The following partners at Rooks Rider Solicitors are members of STEP:

We are proud to continue to have very close links with STEP and regularly attend meetings and conferences, as well as providing editorial information for various STEP publications.


Self Storage is defined as the direct storage by individuals and companies of goods in their own exclusively-occupied, self-contained, secured rooms/spaces – which form the major or primary use within a larger building or complex.

The Self Storage Association of the United Kingdom is a Company Limited by Guarantee. It is a founder member of the Federation of European Self Storage Associations, with which it has close links.

At Rooks Rider Solicitors, we provide specialist services to the Self Storage industry and have a longstanding relationship with the Self Storage Association. Our dedicated industry group led by James John has a wide range of expertise – enabling us to offer Self Storage Association members advice on legal issues arising within the self-storage industry. The team includes wealth planning specialist Karen Methold. We regularly attend Self Storage Association conferences, meetings and trade shows.

Self Storage Association – Rooks Rider Solicitors Member Certification


ALEP, the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners, exists to ensure that valuers, solicitors, intermediaries and others involved in leasehold enfranchisement adhere to an agreed level of conduct and service.

Membership of this professional association is a badge of assurance for all Rooks Rider Solicitors’ leaseholder and freeholder clients that they can be sure of a consistently high level of service, integrity and professionalism.

For more information about ALEP, visit or contact: