The probate research world has emerged as a profession that provides a constant stream of good news stories. Welcome windfalls and reunification of families are regular events, whilst invaluable research and essential services support the legal world.  The UK Probate Research Awards aims to celebrate the achievements and skills of forensic genealogists, recognising the best of the best.

We are delighted to announce the details for the 2020 Probies are as follows:
Date: 6th February 2020
Time: 6pm to 12am
Venue: De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5DA

Sponsors


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NALP are sponsoring the Best Probate Paralegal of the Year award.

NALP is the longest running UK Membership Body for Paralegals and have dedicated over 30 years to promoting the status of paralegal professionals. We have dedicated over 30 years to promoting the status of Paralegal Professionals. We offer accredited Paralegal Qualifications and Legal Training. NALP is the only paralegal organisation in England that is recognised by Ofqual as a Qualifications Awarding Organisation.

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Finders International are sponsoring the Outstanding Contribution to International Probate Research.

Finders International are global probate genealogists that trace missing beneficiaries to estates, funds and assets worldwide for private and public sectors. We are highly skilled, full-time professionals with an excellent reputation and credentials to match.  We are a tried and trusted worldwide network that work to a comprehensive Professional Conduct Code.

Red Inc are sponsoring the Best Community Contribution award.

Red Inc are a modern office supplies company with a business model fit for the future. Award-winning in both their own industry and the sustainability world, they lead the UK Market with a unique proposition. They boast a vast array of influential clients such as Irwin Mitchell LLP, Innocent Drinks and Ella’s Kitchen.  In August 2019, they won the stationery tender to supply the WWF (UK) World Wildlife Fund for Nature.

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Our Juniper Sponsor for 2020 is Just Clear

Interested in sponsoring next year’s event? We have a variety of ways in which you can take part in the PRA’s 2020 – showcase your brand and be a part of something special! Contact our team today at [email protected] – alternatively, take a look at our sponsorship package here.

Chosen Charity


Following on from the success of last year, our charity silent auction will be back!  Guests will bid on luxury items and ALL proceeds will go to our chosen charity, which we are thrilled to announce is Alzheimer’s Society.  This wonderful charity works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as supporting research in the causes and cures.

More details can be found at their website: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

2020 Award Winners


Best Probate Law Firm, Scotland: McClure Solicitors

 

Best Probate Law Firm, North of England: Ramsdens Solicitors

 

Best Probate Law Firm, Central England:  Wilson Browne

 

Best Probate Law Firm, South England: Irwin Mitchell 

 

Best Probate Law Firm, South East & London:  Martin Tolhurst Solicitors

 

Best Probate Law Firm, Wales: Hugh James Solicitors

 

Best Probate Research Paralegal (Presented by Amanda Hamilton from NALP) : Emma Bell of Finders International

 

Best Probate Deputyship Firm: Owl Guardian Services

 

Best Human Interest Story:  Margaret Abbotts

 

Best International Probate Researcher:  Carmelo Guarino

 

Best Community Contribution (Presented by Adam Huttly from Red Inc) :  Tilly Bailey Irvine

 

Best Probate Research Insurance Provider: Aviva Legal Indemnities

 

Best UK Probate Research Firm: Danny Curran of Finders international

Awards Categories


Best Probate Law Firm, Scotland: McClure Solicitors

 

Best Probate Law Firm, North of England: Ramsdens Solicitors

 

Best Probate Law Firm, Central England: Wilson Browne

 

Best Probate Law Firm, South England: Irwin Mitchell

 

Best Probate Law Firm, South East & London: Martin Tolhurst Solicitors

 

Best Probate Law Firm, Wales: Hugh James Solicitors

 

Best Property Clearance Firm: Just Clear

 

Best Probate Research Paralegal (Presented by Amanda Hamilton from NALP) : Emma Bell of Finders International

 

Best Probate Deputyship Firm: Owl Guardian Services

 

Best Human Interest Story: Margaret Abbotts

 

Best International Probate Researcher: Carmelo Guarino

 

Best Community Contribution (Presented by Adam Huttly from Red Inc) :  Tilly Bailey Irvine

 

Best Probate Research Insurance Provider: Aviva Legal Indemnities

 

Outstanding Achievement in International Probate Research (Presented by James Empson from Finders International) : Antoine Djipka from ADD Associés, France

 

Best UK Probate Research Firm: Danny Curran of Finders international