Coronavirus Notice

We are open and available for secure video consultations throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Our staff are ready to help you with guidance and information, writing your Wills or helping you to start the administration process if you have lost a loved one. You can contact us via the Chatbox on this site, email or by calling our office 01778 382723.

Rest assured we are following UK Government guidance and have put in place measures and remote working policies to protect our staff and all of our clients. We are here to support you and our community where we can.

Nick Ash

Nick Ash


Nick heads up Will and Probate Services and is a nationally known Will Writer and Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals who is passionate about his role in the Company.

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Kate Jacobs


Kate has over 30 years experience in a range of businesses from Blue Chip organisations to small charities, her roles have included management, projects, training and sales. Kates qualifications include Master Practitioner in NLP, Life and NLP Coaching, extreme empowerment coach and a mentor for the IOEE (Institute for Enterprise and Entrepreneurs).

Kloë Davis


Kloë is a qualified Paralegal specialising in private client practice. After joining Will & Probate Services in 2015, she has achieved the Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Private Client Practice is now working towards achieving Licensed Probate Practitioner status. Kloe has experience in dealing with all aspects of Estate Planning, including Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Estate Administration/Probate.

Mariam Khan GCILEX


Mariam heads up the Islamic Wills team who specialise in Islamic Will & 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.

Elisabeth Westerman


Elisabeth organises the diary of Nick and performs a multitude of tasks which result in the smooth running of our day to day business. Elisabeth is also a qualified Counsellor.


Sasha Dunn


Sasha joined Will and Probate Services in September 2018 as an apprentice, working towards the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives qualification whilst continuing to build her experience in the Will and Probate field of the legal services.

Phoebe Lucas


Phoebe joined Will and Probate Services in April 2019 as an apprentice, following her graduation from the University of Warwick with a Degree in law. She is working towards qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive whilst building her experience of working in the Will and Probate sector of the legal profession.

Valeria Vaszicskin


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 and English. Outside of her legal interests, Valeria enjoys active pursuits, in particular horse-riding and ballroom dancing.

Kim Bush


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.


Des Dawes


Des has more than 20 years experience in senior management in the brewing and pharmaceutical industries. Married with two children, Des believes he is in a strong position to understand the need for careful and precise future planning for the security of families and working with Will and Probate Services has realised the opportunity to share knowledge and experiences in this important area.

Neil Emmerson


Neil worked in the banking and financial services industry for over 20 years, during that time he personally advised clients on investment, pension and protection matters.


Simon Hughes


After a long career in fresh food retail and management, Simon is using his people skills to help clients find the best solutions to their Estate Planning requirements. Simon lives in Pannal near Harrogate and is married to Sarah. They have one daughter, Roseann.

“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