UK Probate Research Awards – Supported by NALP

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We are thrilled to be supporting the UK Probate Research Awards in February 2019, celebrating the achievements and expertise of forensic genealogists and probate research professionals.

Probate Research traces missing beneficiaries and identifies and locates heirs to estates, properties and assets worldwide. Probate Research provides a constant stream of fantastic stories, reconnecting families and finding missing heirs, whilst providing invaluable research and essential services to the legal world.

The UK Probate Research Awards is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the outstanding individuals and firms working within Probate Research, it’s an opportunity to share the stories and recognise the great work Probate Researcher do for the legal sector.


There are 14 Award Categories, including the best Probate Research Paralegal, presented by NALPs CEO Amanda Hamilton.

Best Probate Law Firm 2019

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

  1. UK (Scotland)
  2. UK (North)
  3. UK (Central)
  4. UK (South)
  5. UK (London)

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Outstanding Achievement in International Probate Research 2019
Recognising an individual’s contribution to the industry.

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.


There is no fee to nominate a firm or individual, this is a great opportunity to recognise the great work of those in the Probate Research world.

It’s simple and quick to nominate, or self nominate. The online form takes just a few moments to fill in, you’ll need to write 30-100 words about why you or they deserve to win! 

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

Last day to submit a Nomination is 20th January 2019. 

The judging panel will be made up of sponsors, experts and other legal professionals.

The Awards Ceremony 

Hosted at The Mermaid, Puddle Dock, London, EC4V 3DB on 7th February 2019.

 The event begins at 6:30pm and finishes at 11:30pm. 

The awards ceremony attendance is free for invited attendees. 

For all other guests, there will be a fee of £50 per person, including a drinks reception, three course meal and further refreshments. 


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