Heir Hunters Blog
Unclaimed Estates – Values
When someone dies with no will or known family, their property passes to the Crown as ownerless property (or ‘bona vacantia’). It can be any kind of property, like buildings, money or personal possessions. We would generally refer to this as the deceased person’s estate although the net value of the estate may only be […]
VE Day 75th Anniversary – NHS
Friday 8 May 2020 marks 75 years since Victory in Europe Day when the Second World War came to an end in Europe. The long-anticipated news resulted in celebrations breaking out across the nation. A national holiday was declared, and people came together to mark the moment. To celebrate VE Day and to support the […]
Free UK People Search – NHS
The NHS staff working tirelessly on the frontline have been deservedly praised by people up and down the country for their work and to show our appreciation we are offering them a Free People Search this weekend. Generally you would have to register and pay for such a service however frontline NHS staff can email […]
Free Wills Month!
Free Wills Month March 2020 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, Scotland and Wales. An up […]
Heir Hunters List
When the Government Legal Department release details of new unclaimed estates we publish them on our website. The Treasury takes in millions of pounds each year from unclaimed estates and some of the cash could be yours! Check the Heir Hunters List for details of the latest estates and follow us on social media to […]
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