The Probate Research Award 2021 Shortlist

This year’s Probies may be virtual, but it is bigger and better than ever with new award categories, our new judging panel and our host, British criminal barrister and television personality, Judge Rinder!

Founded by Meerkat PR, The UK Probate Research Awards celebrates the achievements and skills of forensic genealogists and probate professionals, recognising the best of the best.

We are excited to announce the shortlist for the 3rd Probate Research Awards as follows:


Best Probate Law Firm Scotland

  • TC Young (Glasgow)
  • Sturrock Armstrong Thomson

Best Probate Law Firm Wales

  • Hugh James
  • New Law

Best Probate Law Firm North England

  • Ramsdens Solicitors
  • Chadwick Lawrence LLP
  • Tilly Bailey Irvine

Best Probate Law Firm Central England

  • Wilson Browne Solicitors
  • Wright Hassall
  • Pickerings (Tamworth)

Best Probate Law Firm London & the South-East

  • Aston Bond
  • Martin Tolhurst
  • Brachers LLP
  • Osbornes
  • Furley Page

Best Probate Law Firm South England

  • Co-op (Bristol)
  • Coole Bevis
  • Charles Russell Speechleys

Young Wills and Probate Professional

  • Jade Gani – Aston Bond
  • Sophie Wallace – Brachers LLP
  • Becci Haffner – Harrison Drury
  • Holly Radcliffe – Harrison Drury
  • Paige Gouldthorpe – Fosters Solicitors

Best Property Clearance Firm

  • Just Clear
  • Cullen’s Clearance
  • Torbay Clearance Services Ltd
  • AJ Site Clearance Ltd
  • Simple As

Best Probate Research Paralegal

  • Dee French-Patel – Finders International
  • Heather Carson – Finders International
  • Amy Cox – Finders International

The Unsung Hero Award

  • Ilinca Mardarescu – Aston Bond
  • Rachel Jones – Aston Bond

Best Community Contribution

  • Aston Bond
  • Lorna Fleming – Finders International Ireland
  • David Lockwood – Finders International

Best Private Deputyship Firm

  • Professional Deputies
  • Bennett & Brown Deputyship Services
  • Owl Guardian Services

Best International Probate Researcher of the Year

  • Amy Crabill Lay – American Global Heir Search
  • Ryan Gregory – Finders International
  • Carmelo Guarino – Finders International

Outstanding Achievement in International Probate Research

  • Ryan Gregory – Finders International
  • Jan-Mathis Holstein – GEN
  • Antoine Djipka – ADD Associes

Best UK Probate Research Firm

  • Pro-Gen Research
  • Finders International
  • Harrisons Research and Genealogy

Good luck to all our shortlisters, we look forward to seeing you on the 29th April at 4pm! Attendance is free, so make sure you register to attend here.