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Whilst we strive to run our operations as normal, the safety of our staff and clients is our top priority and at the heart of every decision, we make. Over the past 51 years, the business has faced many challenges and we have constantly evolved our working patterns, but never on such a scale as has occurred since the start of the pandemic.
We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new scheme in partnership with NHS Test and Trace: We Offer Testing To Our Staff. This scheme shows our employees and customers that we are dedicated to regular workplace testing.
When entering the office, strict social distancing measures are in place, we have modified the office to avoid face-to-face contact, installed additional dividers and screens as well as providing cleaning products and sanitisers easily accessible to everyone.
In line with the Government guidance, for a large part of 2020 and the first four months, of 2021 Fraser and Fraser took the decision that face-to-face meetings were not allowed under the COVID laws, we remain disappointed that certain other high-profile competitors didn’t read the rules as we and others did. It has always been our belief that safety must come first even if it is detrimental to the business. From mid-April 2021 Fraser and Fraser have allowed some staff to make contact with clients and potential clients in their own homes. These meetings are all conducted following strict guidance; individual risk assessments are conducted and recorded before all meetings, and all of our traveling staff have been provided with Government issued testing kits to allow them to test daily before any contact with members of the public and Face masks are to be worn at all times when in a meeting. Importantly it is vital that both parties of a potential meeting are happy with the arrangements and feel safe.
Fraser and Fraser have continued our work throughout the pandemic and are looking forward to the easing of restrictions as infection rates fall and as the distribution of COVID vaccinations increases. We will continue to follow Government guidelines to keep the welfare of our staff, clients and contacts secure so that our work distributing the funds to which our clients are entitled can continue.
At this time our thoughts are with all those who haven’t been so fortunate in this global crisis.
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 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.
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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.
“Very efficient and prompt in communication. Helped us achieve what we needed to do.”Sinem Goodger – Thomas Boyd Whyte Solicitors
"I have been extremely satisfied every step of the way with the very professional service provided by Brian Shew. As already noted, this was a fairly complex case where all the different hurdles were dealt with in a very satisfied manner."Beneficiary
"Thank you very much for the cheque I received. It was a pleasant surprise when you first contacted me and I have found the process very stress free. It seems that there are indeed good people out there in this new world of technology. Not all firms are what I call "ambulance chasers". I found this a good, easy and professional experience."Sue Hartley – Beneficiary
“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 heard of your firm from the television programme 'Heir Hunters'. My contact with the staff was very good, they were polite and helpful."Irene Simmons – 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
“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
"Thank you for all your hard work - very pleased and a nice surprise to receive a cheques despite the long wait."Susan Summer – Beneficiary
“Very quick response to our query and then dealing very efficiently with the USA Bankruptcy search we requested at a very reasonable price.”Solicitor
“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 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