Emma Clarke > Birkett Long LLP > Chelmsford, England > Lawyer Profile

Birkett Long LLP
Faviell House
1 Coval Wells

Work Department

South Essex Wills, Trusts and Probate team.


Solicitor, Team leader and Partner of the South Essex Wills, Trust and Probate team.


Diploma – STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) 2008 – 2010.
Qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and became the team leader and partner in June 2017.
Joined Birket Long LLP in 2009.


Emma is a full member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) which is an international organisation. She is also the chair and committee member of the Essex branch of STEP and a member of the Solicitors for the Elderly.
Emma is a trustee of My Home Life Essex Community Association – the charity behind the “Friends and Neighbours (FANS)” initiative for care homes whereby they help older people in care homes remain fully engaged with their wider community.


TEP (Diploma – STEP) 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) 4 B’s


Between working full time, being a mother to 3 young boys under 5 and her trustee role Emma feel sometimes that she does not have a lot of free time. However, she does try and make time for her 3 dogs and enjoys walking them on walks with her family. It's a busy life but full of variety and experiences.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Essex

The five-partner team at leading regional firm Birkett Long LLP provides clients with a wide and far-reaching service that covers all aspects of wills, tax, trust creation, and international trust advice. Working across three offices, the cross-practice team works together to deliver an ‘excellent and efficient service‘. Emma Clarke , who oversees the South Essex wills, trusts & probate practice, is regularly engaged in high-value matters and international advisory work. Other core members include private client head Claire Read, newly-made up partner Ben Parmenter who heads the wills, trusts & probate team in Colchester, and the ‘diligentAmanda Smallcombe , who provides expertise on contested trust and probate work.