• Office
  • Faviell House
  • 1 Coval Wells
  • Chelmsford
  • Essex
  • CM1 1WZ
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Katie Hayden

Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

I am responsible for drafting wills, lasting powers of attorney and trusts, whilst assisting with estate administration. I am based in our Chelmsford office, and am available for a free 15 minute chat over the phone on 01245 453837.

My aspiration to pursue a career in law is driven by my desire to assist those in times of need. I have always been intrigued by the world of law and the work of a solicitor, and my passion was confirmed through my time studying at sixth form and then university.

I use the skills and knowledge I have learnt throughout my experience to assist clients and provide a successful outcome. My ability to build relationships with different people has given me the tools needed to support clients at the most difficult of times.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, but most importantly – my two dogs! I have recently taken up running as a way to unwind and relax. I also have a new found interest in ‘free-from’ baking, particularly cakes!


  • 1st class law degree (LLB)
  • Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives


Our team's friendly approach ensures that clients are put at ease and made aware that they will be looked after. All members of the team are happy to discuss a client’s needs over the telephone for an initial 15 minutes at no cost. Once it is established what a client needs, fixed fees are almost always available to provide certainty to our clients.

What our clients say

  • Birkett Long provide a practical approach to this sensitive work and ensure great attention to detail. They are prepared to go the extra mile to assist their clients.Client testimonial from the Legal 500
  • Many thanks again for all the help you have given me and my family over the past few years and please be assured that should I need any further legal assistance in the future you will be my first port of call.
  • Thank you so much for your help in drafting my Will and Inheritance Act Statement. I very much appreciated not having to find a witness. You made things so much easier at a difficult time. I would be very happy to employ your services should I need them in the future.
  • I appreciate your time, the professional and friendly service that you have provided, along with the speed and efficiency for getting my will updated, it has been a very easy process.