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Part of the role of the Government Legal Department (GLD) is to administer in favour of the Crown those estates…More
We’re Fraser and Fraser, a professional team of genealogists and international probate researchers, dedicated to tracing missing beneficiaries to unclaimed estates.
With over 90 years of experience, we assist the legal profession with every element of estate administration.
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We think you may be legally entitled to a share of an estate
You may know the person we are trying to contact
We would like to confirm you are the person we think you are
We assist the legal profession in all aspects of estate administration, using our expert knowledge to track down missing heirs to unclaimed estates.
Searching for next-of-kin is what we do best, and so offer our support free of charge to the public sector looking to trace relatives.
Heirs and beneficiaries are at the core of our business, as we work on your behalf to bring you an unexpected windfall.
You may have seen us on BBC One’s Heir Hunters (since day one!), keeping you involved in the world of probate research, as we trace down heirs to unclaimed estates ahead of the competition.
If you have been contacted by another company of “Heir Hunters” or Probate Genealogists / Researchers then follow this link to read some of the signs to help you identify the difference between a legitimate company and a fraudster.
Fraser and Fraser offer a free verification service to potential heirs.
Use this link if you have already been contacted by us and wish to fill in the Questionnaire or Agreement online.
We believe in regulation. In 2016 Fraser and Fraser were one of the founding firms of the Association of Probate Researchers, a member body of The Professional Paralegal Register (PPR) and the first regulatory body in the Probate Research industry.
Find out more about the Association of Probate Researchers and how our Case Managers became among the first to be regulated by the PPR.
We pride ourselves on being approachable and responsive. If you have an enquiry, would like to refer an estate to us or have a question regarding your case, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.
“I am just writing to say thank you for your involvement in sorting out our family tree. Thank you for all your hard work on this case, and thanks to your team. I’ve enjoyed watching the television episodes of Fraser and Fraser very much and so I’ve been absolutely delighted to find myself on the receiving end.”Suzannah White – Beneficiary
“I wish to thank you most sincerely for the advice, as to where the devoted couple are resting forever. Your information eased my mind, and hopefully one day soon I will visit the church. Thank you.”Sheila Grosse – Beneficiary
“I remain fascinated by the whole process and I still find it hard to believe I was part of it. The money I inherited has been put to good use. My particular thanks to Mr Slee and Mr Hadley who were very kind and helpful.”Patricia Fothergill – Beneficiary
Please pass on to the Case Manager, my personal thanks for keeping me well informed during the fairly lengthy administration period that Estates of this type necessarily generate.”Sandra Dixon – Beneficiary
“My siblings and I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for addressing this matter, and for your patience and dedication to pursuing it.”Icilda Brown – International Beneficiary
“I thank you for your letter and compliment both you and your team for your skill and perseverance.”Patricia Wilson – Beneficiary
Thank you Vinnie - this is fascinating. That must have taken a lot of hard work on your part! It's just wonderful to see - thank you so much.Pam Ruediger – Beneficiary
“Thank you very much for your report, and I am pleased to see this has been a successful search. Thank you again for a good service and I am sure I will use you again if required.”Lindsey Johnson – Partner, Williscroft & Co
I would like to thank you for all the research you have done to enable me to receive this money. I feel very privileged to have a Fraser and Fraser portfolio in my possession.Elaine Strickland – Beneficiary
I would like to thank everyone concerned for all of the hard work by them and for the information given to me. I have since then been able to meet with various relatives who I have not seen for many years. Wonderful!Audrey Hockney – Beneficiary