A KEIGHLEY law firm’s associate director has received a coveted accolade.

Mark Shaw, of AWB Charlesworth Solicitors, has achieved a Worldwide Excellence Award.

The honour is from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning.

The awards are presented twice yearly to top-scoring students at distinction level in each of the STEP exams internationally.

Mr Shaw recently gained the STEP advanced qualification in cross border estates, with distinction.

Tribute is paid by Felicity Green, practice manager at AWB Charlesworth.

She said: “We congratulate Mark for his hard work and commitment to continuing professional development.

“The Worldwide Excellence Award is a remarkable accolade and very well deserved.”