The Probate Research Awards, otherwise known as ‘The Probies’ are here to celebrate the achievements and skills of forensic genealogists.

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.

Previously hosted on the 7th February 2019, the UK Probate Research Awards recognises the best of the best.

The UK Probate Research Awards are supported by the National Association of Licenced Paralegals (www.nationalparalegals.co.uk)

Charity Silent Auction

Thank you to everyone who made a bid, we raised over £900 for our chosen charity – AgeUK!

This new event, the first of its kind, will celebrate the achievements and skills of forensic genealogists.

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 will recognise the best of the best at the inaugural ceremony on the 7th February 2019. Details of the venue are below.

The UK Probate Research Awards are supported by the National Association of Licenced Paralegals (www.nationalparalegals.co.uk)

Charity Silent Auction

There will be several lots auctioned on the night, all to benefit different charities. 

Presented By : Nikki Bedi


Nikki Bedi

We welcomed Nikki Bedi as our awards presenter for the 2019 ‘Probies’. Nikki is the writer and presenter of The Art’s Hour on BBC World Service, as well as a regular interviewer on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, and an occasional presenter of Woman’s Hour. Nikki also has her own weekend show on BBC Radio London.

Awards Categories and Winners


Best Probate Law Firm 2019

Recognising the best support provided to probate researchers by a law firm. There are five awards for this category

UK (Scotland)  McClures Solicitors

 

UK (North)  Ramsdens Solicitors

 

UK (Central)  Blake Morgan Solicitors

 

UK (South)  Coole Bevis Solicitors

 

UK (London)  Blandy & Blandy Solicitors

 

Best International Probate Researcher of the Year 2019
Recognising an individual’s skill at their job

Ryan Gregory – Finders International

Ryan Gregory

 

Best Property Clearance Firm 2019
Awarded to a firm who can demonstrate compliance and excellence in this essential area of work

Just Clear

JUST_CLEAR

 

Best Probate Research Paralegal 2019
This Award is presented to an individual whose professional skills as a probate researcher and a licensed paralegal are recognised as exemplary.
Award Presented by Amanda Hamilton, CEO of NALP

Katie Watson – Finders International

Katie Watson

Best Human Interest Story 2019
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.
Award presented by David Stoch of Meerkat PR

Amy Cox (Finders International) & Lawrence Taylor

Amy-Cox&Lawrence-Taylor

 

Best Community Contribution 2019
Recognising an individual/organisation that has made a considerable and special contribution to the community.

David Lockwood – Finders International

David Lockwood

 

Best Probate Research Insurance Provider 2019
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.

AVIVA

Aviva

 

Outstanding Achievement in International Probate Research 2019
Recognising an individual’s contribution to the industry.
Award Presented by Jez Frampton, Global CEO of Interbrand – a hugely successful international company that delivers exceptional results through branding and corporate strategies.

Jan-Mathis Holstein GEN (Germany)

 

Best Private Deputyship Firm 2019
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.

Professional Deputies

Professional-Deputies

 

Best UK Probate Research Firm 2019
Quite simply, this award goes to the firm who has consistently impressed with its results, standards and quality of service.

Finders International

Danny Curran

Presented By : Nikki Bedi


Nikki Bedi

We welcomed Nikki Bedi as our awards presenter for the 2019 ‘Probies’. Nikki is the writer and presenter of The Art’s Hour on BBC World Service, as well as a regular interviewer on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, and an occasional presenter of Woman’s Hour. Nikki also has her own weekend show on BBC Radio London.

Awards Categories and Winners


Best Probate Law Firm 2019

Recognising the best support provided to probate researchers by a law firm. There are five awards for this category

UK (Scotland) McClures Solicitors

 

UK (North) Ramsdens Solicitors

 

UK (Central) Blake Morgan Solicitors

 

UK (South) Coole Bevis Solicitors

 

UK (London) Blandy & Blandy Solicitors

 

Best International Probate Researcher of the Year 2019
Recognising an individual’s skill at their job

Ryan Gregory – Finders International

Ryan Gregory

 

Best Property Clearance Firm 2019
Awarded to a firm who can demonstrate compliance and excellence in this essential area of work

Just Clear

JUST_CLEAR

 

Best Probate Research Paralegal 2019
This Award is presented to an individual whose professional skills as a probate researcher and a licensed paralegal are recognised as exemplary.
Award Presented by Amanda Hamilton, CEO of NALP

Katie Watson – Finders International

Katie Watson

 

Best Human Interest Story 2019
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.
Award presented by David Stoch of Meerkat PR

Amy Cox (Finders International) & Lawrence Taylor

Amy-Cox&Lawrence-Taylor

 

Best Community Contribution 2019
Recognising an individual/organisation that has made a considerable and special contribution to the community.

David Lockwood – Finders International

David Lockwood

 

Best Probate Research Insurance Provider 2019
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.

AVIVA

Aviva

 

Outstanding Achievement in International Probate Research 2019
Recognising an individual’s contribution to the industry.
Award Presented by Jez Frampton, Global CEO of Interbrand – a hugely successful international company that delivers exceptional results through branding and corporate strategies.

Jan-Mathis Holstein GEN (Germany)

 

Best Private Deputyship Firm 2019
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.

Professional Deputies

Professional-Deputies

 

Best UK Probate Research Firm 2019
Quite simply, this award goes to the firm who has consistently impressed with its results, standards and quality of service.

Finders International

Danny Curran

UK Probate Research Awards 2020


Details of next year’s awards coming soon…

Sponsorship

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]

UK Probate Research Awards 2020


Details of next year’s awards coming soon…

Sponsorship

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]

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