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, Holborn, London, WC2B 5DA

Sponsors


Coming soon…

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/

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 open

Nomination criteria and requirements

You can nominate yourself, your company or the company you work for.

You do not have to be a probate researcher to nominate a winner.

Nominations must be accompanied by a written statement of between 30-100 words explaining why your feel the nominee deserves an award.

You must state which award the nominee is being proposed for.

All nominations to be completed online here by 8th December 2019.

Nominate Now

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 open

Nomination criteria and requirements

You can nominate yourself, your company or the company you work for.

You do not have to be a probate researcher to nominate a winner.

Nominations must be accompanied by a written statement of between 30-100 words explaining why your feel the nominee deserves an award.

You must state which award the nominee is being proposed for.

All nominations to be completed online here by 8th December 2019.

Nominate Now
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