Generally we deal with the estates of people who have died intestate which means they have not made a valid will. In such circumstances the law sets out who is entitled to inherit the assets of the deceased person. In February, when a person dies without having made a Will and leaving a surviving spouse, that […]
Black Friday – Ancestry DNA
Family History researchers are increasingly being drawn to the use of DNA testing as a way to overcome their genealogy brick walls. A DNA test on its own however is not very informative and it may be best used as a family history research tool in combination with documentary records. It can be satisfying to have […]
October is Free Wills Month!
Free Wills Month is now open! Free Wills Month brings together a group of well-respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple Wills written or updated free of charge by using participating solicitors in selected locations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Legal Services Regulation
Independent Review of Legal Services Regulation The interim report of the Independent Review of Legal Services Regulation, conducted by Stephen Mayson identifies a mismatch between consumer expectations of regulation and protection, and the current structure. In particular, the review questions the continuing need for ‘reserved’ legal activities that exclude providers outside the existing framework. The […]
Who Do You Think You Are?
Tonight on #WDYTYA, Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet delves into her Swedish roots. 9pm on @BBCOne pic.twitter.com/oHbMvLPtyF — WDYTYA? UK (@WDYTYA_UK) August 12, 2019
Long Lost Family
The Scottish singer KT Tunstall features on Long Lost Family TV programme this evening. As the series is known for unearthing surprises and emotional reunions, expect to shed a tear or two as Tunstall’s adoption story is laid bare in the bid to find the missing piece of her biological puzzle. KT Tunstall had a […]
Heir Hunters List
The Treasury Solicitor acts for the Crown to administer the estates of people who die intestate (without a Will) and without known kin (entitled blood relatives). When the Treasury release the details of such estates we publish them on the Heir Hunters List and can assist you to make a claim to the estate if […]
Scottish Unclaimed Estates
In England and Wales the Treasury takes in millions of pounds each year from unclaimed estates and in Scotland the Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer Office perform a similar role. Below are details of three recent unclaimed estates that QLTR have been published. Michael Francis Thornton of Greenock died in 2016 leaving an unclaimed estate […]
The Heir Hunters®
The Treasury takes in millions of pounds each year from unclaimed estates and some of the cash could be yours! Anyone in England and Wales who dies without making a will is said to have died intestate and if they are without known kin their estate is handled by the Treasury. There are currently over […]
Free Wills Month!
The next campaign launches in March 2019! Free Wills Month brings together a group of well-respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple Wills written or updated free of charge by using participating solicitors in selected locations around England, Wales and Northern Ireland.