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 6 and her trustee role Emma feels sometimes that she does not have a lot of free time. However, she does try and make time for her 3 dogs and enjoys going on walks with them and 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

Emma Clarke  and Ben Parmenter, both of who are Solicitors for the Elderly members, are joined by wills expert Claire Read in heading Birkett Long LLP‘s personal tax, trusts and probate team. Notable for its expertise in long-term care planning, the firm also handles trust administration, as well as issues relating to non-disclosure of income, capital gains tax and estate planning (with an emphasis on high-net-worth individuals and farming dynasties). In particular, its bespoke approach is recognised for employing ‘forensic grade‘ analysis, drawing on in-house specialisms in all areas of tax law. Colchester-based Amanda Smallcombe is another key name to note.