Nick Ash

Nick Ash

MANAGING DIRECTOR

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

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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

LEGAL SERVICES MANAGER

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

GRADUATE LEGAL EXECUTIVE

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

PA TO THE MANAGING DIRECTOR

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.

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Sasha Dunn

APPRENTICE LEGAL EXECUTIVE

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

APPRENTICE LEGAL EXECUTIVE

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

LEGAL ADMINISTRATOR

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

ESTATE PLANNING CONSULTANT

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.

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Des Dawes

AREA DIRECTOR

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

AREA DIRECTOR – SURREY AND SUSSEX

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.

Amanda Lipman

AREA DIRECTOR – NEWCASTLE

With a career foundation as a qualified solicitor and former owner of the long lived and popular law firm in Newcastle upon Tyne, Geoffrey Lurie Solicitors, Amanda Lipman has a enjoyed a steep career trajectory through her ability to continually learn, and further her understanding of clients’ needs.  Amanda has a proven track record of delivering with integrity, transparency and efficiency, always achieving the best with numerous client testimonials. As a well-respected figure in Newcastle upon Tyne, Amanda is recognised for her ability to identify the issues quickly and find the best solution for her clients.

“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

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