• Office
  • Faviell House
  • 1 Coval Wells
  • Chelmsford
  • Essex
  • CM1 1WZ
  • Tel: 01245 453800

Emma Clarke

Partner, Head of Wills, Trusts & Probate South Essex

I am a solicitor, team leader and Partner of the South Essex Wills, Trust and Probate team.

I qualified as a solicitor in 2006, joined Birkett Long LLP in 2009 and became a team leader and Partner in June 2017.

I am a full member of STEP (Society of trust and Estate Practitioners) which is an international organisation. I am also the chair and committee member of the Essex branch of STEP and a member of the Solicitors for the Elderly.

I am a trustee of My Home Life Essex Community Association – the charity behind the ‘Friends and Neighbours (FANS)’ initiative for care homes whereby we help older people in care homes remain fully engaged with their wider community.


Diploma – STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) 2008-2010

Qualified as a solicitor in 2006.

Legal Practice Course – 2003-2004

University of Kent, Canterbury (1999-2003) 2:1 (hons)

Havering Sixth Form College (1997-1999) 


  • Solicitor
  • The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Committee member of the Essex Branch of STEP
  • Member of Solicitors for the Elderly

What is STEP?


Between working full time, being a mother to 3 young boys (including twins!) and my trustee role I feel sometimes that I do not have a lot of free time. However, I do try and make time for my 3 dogs and enjoy walking them on walks with my family. It’s a busy life but full of variety and experiences.

What our clients say

  • Just wanted to let you know used Emma Clark for mum & dads affairs and also Jasmin and holly for the sale of their house. All outstanding job. Especially holly who kept us all informed along the way.
  • Thank you for all the work you have carried out for us; we feel very assured that we had you to take us through the myriad of paperwork in such a professional and friendly manner. We would certainly recommend you to any of our friends who are contemplating making wills and lasting powers of attorney
  • Emma was so helpful, so quick to grasp and understand my needs, reliable and efficient and, above all, kind. She made things as easy as she could, and I am grateful.
  • A professional and prompt service from initial phone conversation to completion.
  • Both of the people I have dealt with have been pleasant, competent, good communicators and seemed genuinely interested.
  • My wife's sudden passing in May 2016 was such a huge shock that i was unable to think straight for some time. My wife and I had quite a few investments including shares, ISA's, bonds together and individually as well as property both here in the UK and in Spain. On top of that my late wife's tax return and other formalities had to be completed which has really just now finished nearly 15 months later. Without Emma Clarke and David Feakins I don't know what I would have done. Perhaps I should re-phrase that. Both Emma and David took everything off me and did everything that needed to be done, for which I will be ever grateful.
  • Emma was so helpful, so quick to grasp and understand my needs, reliable and efficient and, above all, kind. She made things as easy as she could, and I am grateful. Long may she stay at Birkett Long!
  • Many thanks, we do appreciate how easy you have made this all to get done for me. It has been a delight to work with Birkett Long again and hopefully we will not be in any rush to use these documents.