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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Heir Hunters Regulation

Heir Hunters are not regulated although we recognise the Professional Paralegal Register (PPR) as our regularity body. Consumers can be assured that individuals on the register meet the required standards of both the individual’s membership body and the robust criteria set by the PPR.

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Public Health Funerals

The Public Health Act 1984 confers a statutory duty on councils and health boards to cause to be buried or cremated the body of any person who has died or been found dead in their area, in any case where it appears to the authority that no suitable arrangements for the disposal of the body […]

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Wills & Probate

Fraser and Fraser, one of the largest Heir Hunters firms in the UK may face legal costs after they failed to acknowledge the Will of a deceased pensioner on a case that they worked on. Andrew Fraser, partner in the firm was involved in the investigation of the £600,000 estate of 1930s model, Tessa Amstell. […]

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Free Wills Month!

October is Free Wills Month 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. An up to date […]

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Probate Fees

The cost of many legal services provided by law firms are not always transparent however this is to change later in the year. From December 2018, all regulated law firms will be required to publish information on prices they charge, and what these cover for services such as probate and conveyancing. When a person dies […]

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Heir Hunter Fees

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. Specialist firms known as Heir Hunters try to trace blood relatives of such persons with a view to making a claim to the Treasury […]

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