Nick Ash F.Inst.Pa


Nick founded WAPS in October 2005, and has been at the head of the firm ever since. He has been called the Most Respected Estate Planner in the UK and holds a seat on the Professional Standards Board of the Society of Will Writers where he has responsibility for dealing with complaints against members of the profession. A Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals and a member of STEP, Nick is also a qualified Civil and Commercial mediator, often dealing with complex family disputes. Nick sets the tone at WAPS and is responsible for achieving our ambition to be the best known, most trusted legal brand in the UK.

Elisabeth Westerman Dip.Couns FDSc A.I.R.P.M.


Elisabeth has completed her Counselling Diploma and Foundation Degree and is a registered member of the BACP. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Residential Property Management and has over 20 years of experience in a wide range of roles within her business life. Elisabeth is committed to identifying, creating and implementing workflow processes and procedures and ensuring best practice for WAPS. Elisabeth is also an advocate for ongoing personal development both for herself and encouraging others to reach their full potential.

Mariam Khan GCILEX


Mariam heads up the Islamic Wills team who specialise in Islamic wills and probate. She’s a qualified graduate legal executive and working towards her fellowship. Mariam is a qualified and well-respected scholar and Quranic teacher with 13 years of experience. She’s an active member of the community. Mariam can speak Urdu, Punjabi & English. She is happy to see clients in their own homes, at our offices or Iqbal Community Centre.

Kim Bush Cert PFS


Kim has worked in the Financial Services sector for over 20 years, she holds a Certificate in Financial Planning and a Certificate in Life and Pensions. Kim specialises in all aspects of estate planning with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Kim prides herself on her integrity and trustworthiness she has a friendly and professional approach. Kim loves nothing better than to sit down and have a great chat with her clients to find the right solution for them, which is why she became a part of the enthusiastic team at Will and Probate Services.

Valeria Vaszicskin LLB (Hons)*


Valeria joined Will and Probate Services after gaining her Foundation Degree in Law and is currently completing her LLB Degree in Cambridge. She has gained significant multi-national legal experience allowing her to find the best solution for clients of different nationalities. Valeria is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian, Polish and English. Outside of her legal interests, Valeria enjoys active pursuits, in particular horse-riding and ballroom dancing. (*currently studying)

Megan Dugdale BA (Hons)*


Megan joined Will and Probate Services in August 2020 as an administrator. She assists the teams with liaising with clients and the production of legal documents for signature. Megan is currently completing her degree in Psychology and Criminology at Nottingham Trent University, following this, she will be completing her Legal qualifications with CILEx with the aim of becoming qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive. (*currently studying)

Emily Walden


Emily joined Will and Probate Services in 2021 after working in university administration for several years. She is currently completing her Graduate Diploma in Law after completing a History degree in 2015. Following this, Emily intends to complete qualifications to become a Chartered Legal Executive/Solicitor. Emily also volunteers as an Assessor at her local Citizens Advice.

Kiera Thorold


Having had experience in conveyancing I am currently studying my Level 4 Conveyancing. I aim to then complete my qualifications with CILEX to become a chartered Legal executive. After gaining a good understanding of legal knowledge in conveyancing, I pursued my passion for Probate by joining W&P. I am passionate about delivering excellent customer service and being on hand to answer any queries a client may have.

When not working I love to spend time with my nephew and godson. I also have a beautiful Ragdoll cat Albert who I love to spend time with at home along with my partner.

“Our circumstances were complex – or so we thought, no children and no family to speak of. Nick worked with us to identify the best options for our estate and recommended setting up a charitable trust, we can now be certain that our estate will benefit all of the causes that we support after our deaths.”
G & S P. Lincolnshire

“Our experience of Will and Probate Services has been excellent, they are knowledgeable and always happy to help. They are definitely specialists in Wills and planning for later life. But the best thing about them is that they are much cheaper than the local solicitors and offer a better service.”

by P.G. Cambridgeshire