Winners have been announced!

The best of the best in the world of probate research was formally recognised and celebrated at the 2020 UK Probate Research Awards, Today’s Wills and Probate reports.

The article highlighted that ‘The Probies’, presented by BBC’s Nikki Bedi and sponsored by the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP), Red Inc, Just Clear and Finders International recognises national and international probate researchers, paralegals, law firms and legal support services for their outstanding quality of work.

Highlights included the Best Human Interest Story award-winner, Margaret Abbotts and Best UK Probate Research Firm winner, Finders International – a regular on BBC’s Heir Hunters.

The awards also raised money for Alzheimer’s Society, a charity leading the battle against dementia, from their silent auction which raised more than £2,500 on the night.


The article also listed the other winners of the night:

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: 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: Tilly Bailey Irvine

Best Probate Research Insurance Provider: Aviva Legal Indemnities

Outstanding Achievement in International Probate Research: Antoine Djipka from ADD Associés, France.

Best UK Probate Research Company of the Year: Danny Curran of Finders international