UK Probate Research Awards 2019: Winners Announced
A global first, The UK Probate Research Awards 2019 took place on Thursday 7 February in London with winners announced from across the UK, and internationally.
Presented by the BBC’s Nikki Bedi, the winning companies and individuals include:
Best Probate Law Firm, Scotland: McClures Solicitors
Best Probate Law Firm, North of England: Ramsdens Solicitors
Best Probate Law Firm, Central England: Blake Morgan
Best Probate Law Firm, South England: Coole Bevis Solicitors
Best Probate Law Firm, South East & London: Blandy & Blandy
Best International Probate Researcher: Ryan Gregory of Finders International
Best Property Clearance Firm: Just Clear
Best Probate Research Paralegal: Katie Watson of Finders International
Best Probate Deputyship Firm: Professional Deputies
Best Human Interest Story – the case of Barbara Williams: Amy Cox (Finders International) and Lawrence Taylor representing the beneficiaries.
Best Community Contribution: David Lockwood of Finders International
Best Probate Research Insurance Provider: Aviva Legal Indemnities
Outstanding Achievement in International Probate Research: Jan-Mathis Holstein from GEN, Germany.
Best UK Probate Research Firm: Finders international
The Awards, created by Meerkat PR, supported by Aviva Legal Indemnities and the National Association of Licenced Paralegals (NALP), gives recognition to probate research as a profession, which also provides a constant stream of engaging news stories, while providing an invaluable public service.
Directors at the industry body, the International Association of Professional Probate Researchers, Genealogists & Heir Hunters (IAPPR) commented: “We praise the awards not only for recognising excellent work across the UK, but also for initiating a global first in probate research. The Awards also raises the profile of a fascinating industry in which to work, providing rich career paths.”
Details for the 2020 UK Probate Research Awards are soon to be announced.