About Us

ELM Legal Services are a specialist Wills, Probate and Trusts company.

Established in 2000, we have helped over 30,000 people complete their Wills and are currently one of the Top 5 providers of Will Writing services within the UK.

We pride ourselves on being personal, professional and family-focused.

Our aim is to give you the peace of mind that your family's interests have been properly protected.

About ELM Legal Services

Why choose ELM?

We are specialists

We are a specialist Will writing, Probate & Trusts company. This is all that we do. As a result, we're able to provide the highest quality service possible - something that is reflected in our fantastic customer reviews.

Over 20+ years experience

ELM was established in 2000 and has been providing a professional and reliable service ever since. We are members of the Institute of Professional Will Writers and our in-house training development plan means all our employees achieve industry-recognised qualifications.

We have helped over 30,000 people

We have helped over 30,000 people to complete their Wills, leaving them safe in the knowledge that their family’s interests have been properly protected.

Free no-obligation enquiries

Because everyone's circumstances are different, we offer free no-obligation enquiries, ensuring you get a personalised service that meets your specific needs.

What makes ELM different?

As every individual has varying circumstances, we pride ourselves on the personalised approach we have towards every client that comes to us.

We ensure our services are delivered in the most professional and reliable way possible, resulting in a trusted and loyal relationship being built between us and our clients.

This is supported by our in-house training development plan, which sees all our employees achieve industry-recognised qualifications.

These include the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Diploma programme which leads to becoming a fully-fledged Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) qualifications.

We are also members of the Institute of Professional Will Writers

It's our team that makes us great!

Meet the professional and friendly team behind ELM Legal Services

Jim Emsley

Managing Director

Sue Hobbs

Head of Administration

Tammy Hamilton

Returns Department Administrator

Andy Mills

Data Administrator

Guy Millward

Contact Centre Manager

Nathan Hobbs

Head of Bookings

Chloe Nelmes

Bookings Department

Paul Baker

Probate Practitioner

Katie Deamer

Probate Administrator

Ella Bracey

Head of Wills and Trusts

Steph Ley

Will Updates

Chloe Turnbull


Catherine Stead

Head of LPAs

Zoe Barshell

Operations Manager

Lauren Sadd

Legal Assistant


Office Companion

Work with us

We currently have Estate Planning Consultant positions available across England & Wales

Work with us

Our History

ELM Legal Services have been helping people for over 20 years. Find out more about our history below.


In 2000 ELM was founded by Jim Emsley.


In 2005 ELM. joined the Society of Will Writers, a self-regulatory organisation whose primary objectives are the advancement, education and ethical standards within the will writing profession.


In 2010 ELM joined the Professional association of Legal Services (PALS).


In 2011 ELM became investors in People. Since 1991 Investors in People has set the standard for better people management.


Moved to the current extensive city centre premises.


ELM joins the Institute of Professional Will Writers

Shortlisted for Will Writing Firm of the Year


In 2018 ELM were shortlisted for Will Writing Firm of the Year (South) at the British Wills & Probate Awards 2018.


The Parliamentary Review recognises the best practice of organisations across the private and public sectors.

"Great service - should have done our wills years ago"


In 2020 ELM launched Online Wills; a brand new way to conduct estate planning consultations.

What our clients say

We take the drama out of making a Will, but don’t just take our word for it...

“Many thanks for your excellent and friendly service, you made everything so easy to do. We will be recommending you to our friends.”

Chris & Lynda Chick

“The consultation with Richard was relaxing with no pressure salesmanship. Thank you”

Mr Forgham

“We were very pleased with the service we received!”

Mr & Mrs Andrews

“Very pleased with the whole service we have received… very quick and efficient.”

Mr Stokes

“Very happy in regards to the service and advice received.”

Mr Beamish

“The gentleman who came out to us was lovely and although he explained all the optional extra’s to us he didn’t push us to get them. Very impressed.”

Mr Steer

“Always helpful and documents returned quickly.”

Mr Davies

“I am very satisfied with the service I have received from ELM.”

Mr Westlake

“The rep that attended my house was very good, patient and easy to talk to.”

Mrs Rendells

“Anthony Marshall was very efficient and arrived on time, questions were answered in a professional manner, and care was taken to make sure we understood everything.”

Mr Gregor

“Great service – should have done our wills years ago”

Mrs Bailey

“Very happy with service received, would recommend”

Mr Haylett

“Really appreciated the time spent Glen Coley with us to clarify our needs, listened and understood very pleasant man.”

Mr Barratt

“We did original wills several years ago & recently had reason to make amendments. Did not know what standard of service we would receive but we were thrilled so have full confidence in our choose of legal management. Thanks so much.”

Mrs & Mr Goldie

“Great service. Advisor helpful and friendly. Everything connected to the process was excellent.”

Mr Coulson

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