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

Dress Code: Suits and cocktail dresses


Your first two tickets are FREE - any further tickes are £40 each. A welcome drink and three-course meal with refreshments for the table is provided with your ticket. 



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 Best International Probate Researcher award.

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.

Adam Huttly – Founder


Our Juniper Sponsor for 2020 is Just Clear



Interested in sponsoring this 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:

Awards Categories

Best Probate Law Firm

Recognising the best support provided to probate researchers by a law firm.  There are six awards for this category: Scotland, Wales, North England, Central England, South England and London/South-East.

Best International Probate Researcher of the Year

Recognising an individual’s skill at their job.

Best Property Clearance Firm

Awarded to a firm who can demonstrate compliance and excellence in this essential area of work.

Best Probate Research Paralegal

This award is presented to an individual whose professional skills as a probate researcher and a licensed paralegal are recognised as exemplary.

Best Human Interest Story

Some stories uncovered by probate researchers touch people on an emotional level.  It’s not about financial benefit, but about real-life stories and unexpected outcomes that are truly unique.  This award will be presented by David Stoch of Meerkat PR.

Best Community Contribution

Recognising an individual/organisation that has made a considerable and special contribution to the community.

Best Probate Research Insurance Provider

Insurance companies cover risks against claims on estates.  These risks are only accepted after an approved probate research firm has finalised their report. This award goes to the insurance company who provides the most efficient and effective cover in this specialised field.

Best Private Deputyship Firm

Private deputyship firms perform a vital role in safeguarding the affairs of vulnerable clients.  This award honours an outstanding provider in this trusted and sensitive area of work.

Outstanding Achievement in International Probate Research

This award recognises an individual’s exceptional contribution to the industry.

Best UK Probate Research Firm

Quite simply, this award goes to the firm who has consistently impressed with its results, standards and quality of service.

Nominations for the 2020 awards are now closed - to get your tickets, please scroll up to 'Get Tickets Here'.