Who We Are
We are Fraser and Fraser, a professional team of genealogists and international probate researchers, dedicated to tracing missing beneficiaries to unclaimed estates.

With over 90 years’ experience we assist the legal sector and local authorities with every element of estate administration. Each referral is treated on a case-by-case basis as we pride ourselves on our commitment and clarity. Our clients are diverse and so are their requests, which is why we offer a wide range of services.
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Meet the team
Neil Fraser

Neil Fraser joined Fraser and Fraser in 1998 and has been a partner since 2007. Neil is a Tier 4 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate. In 2020, he was awarded “UK Paralegal of the Year” as well as “Paralegal of the Year (South)”

neil@fraserandfraser.co.uk

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Partner
Andrew Fraser

Andrew Fraser joined Fraser and Fraser in 2000 and has been a partner since 2007. Andrew is a Tier 4 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate.

andrew@fraserandfraser.co.uk

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Partner
Gareth Langford

Gareth Langford joined Fraser and Fraser in 2005, and is a Public Sector Case Manager. Gareth is a Tier 3 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate.

garethlangford@fraserandfraser.co.uk

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Public Sector Case Manager
Ben Cornish

Ben Cornish joined Fraser and Fraser in 2011, and is a Public Sector Case Manager. Ben is a Tier 3 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate.

bencornish@fraserandfraser.co.uk

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Public Sector Case Manager
Shannon Freeman

Shannon Freemen joined Fraser and Fraser in 2012, and is a Public Sector Case Manager. Shannon is a Tier 3 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate.

shannonfreeman@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Shannon Freeman
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Public Sector Case Manager
Mike Pow

Mike Pow joined Fraser and Fraser in 2008, and is a Public Sector Case Manager. Mike is a Tier 3 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate.

mikepow@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Mike Pow
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Public Sector Case Manager
Emma Pryde

Emma Pryde joined Fraser and Fraser in 2012, and is a Public Sector Case Manager. Emma is a Tier 3 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate.

emmapryde@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Emma Pryde
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Public Sector Case Manager
Andy Loakes

Andy Loakes joined Fraser and Fraser in 2021, and is a Public Sector Case Manager. Andy is a Tier 3 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate.

andyloakes@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Andy Loakes
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Public Sector Case Manager
Staci Pipkin

Staci Pipkin joined Fraser and Fraser in 2017, and is a Legal Case Manager. Staci is a Tier 3 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate.

stacipipkin@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Staci Pipkin
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Legal Case Manager
Rachel Oliver

Rachel Oliver joined Fraser and Fraser in 2019, and is a Legal Case Manager. Rachel is a Tier 3 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate.

racheloliver@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Rachel Oliver
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Legal Case Manager
Simon Grosvenor

Simon Grosvenor joined Fraser and Fraser in 1983. Having begun his career as Junior Researcher at the firm, he is now our Head of International Department. Simon is a Tier 3 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate.

simongrosvenor@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Simon Grosvenor
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Head of International Department
Audrey Dupey

Audrey Dupey joined Fraser and Fraser in 2019, and is an International Case Manager. Audrey is a Tier 3 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate.

audreydupey@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Audrey Dupey
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International Case Manager
Karen Johannesson

Karen Johannesson joined Fraser and Fraser in 2012, and is the Scottish Case Manager based in our offices in Scotland. Karen is a Tier 3 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate.

karenjohannesson@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Karen Johannesson
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Scottish Case Manager
Georges Delarue

Georges Delarue joined Fraser and Fraser in 1992, and is the French Case Manager based in our offices in France.

georgesdelarue@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Georges Delarue
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French Case Manager
Luigi Scotalati

Luigi Scotalati joined Fraser and Fraser in 1982, and is the Italian Case Manager based in our offices in Italy.

luigiscotalati@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Luigi Scotalati
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Italian Case Manager
Krzysztof Barksi

Krzysztof Barski joined Fraser and Fraser in 2004, and is the Polish Case Manager based in our offices in Poland.

krzysztofbarski@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Krzysztof Barksi
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Polish Case Manager
Brian Shew

Brian Shew joined Fraser and Fraser in 2018, and is Head of Asset Recovery and the Legal Department. Brian is a Tier 3 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate.

brianshew@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Brian Shew
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Head of Asset Recovery
Michael Pettifor

Michael Pettifor joined Fraser and Fraser in 2017, and is the Asset Recovery Case Manager at the firm. Michael is a Tier 4 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate.

michaelpettifor@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Michael Pettifor
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Asset Recovery Case Manager
Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan joined Fraser and Fraser in 2011, and is the Asset Tracing Manager.

sallymorgan@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Sally Morgan
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Asset Tracing Manager
Isha Adams

Isha Adams joined Fraser and Fraser in 2007, and is the Research Manager.

ishaadams@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Isha Adams
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Research Manager
Dan Willsher

Dan Willsher joined Fraser and Fraser in 2011, and is a Research Case Manager. Dan is a Tier 3 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate.

danielwillsher@fraserandfraser.co.uk

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Research Case Manager
Alan Riches

Alan Riches joined Fraser and Fraser in 1983 until 1987, before rejoining in 1990. Having begun his career as Junior Researcher at the firm, he is now Senior Researcher.

alanriches@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Alan Riches
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Senior Researcher
Brian Aisbett

Brian Aisbett joined Fraser and Fraser in 2010, and is a Travelling Senior Researcher for the firm.

brianaisbett@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Brian Aisbett
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Travelling Senior Researcher
Joe Dandy

Joe Dandy joined Fraser and Fraser in 2021, and is a Travelling Senior Researcher for the firm.

joedandy@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Joe Dandy
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Travelling Senior Researcher
Charles Lemmon

Charles Lemmon joined Fraser and Fraser in 2011, and is a Travelling Senior Researcher for the firm.

charleslemmon@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Charles Lemmon
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Travelling Senior Researcher
Ewart Lindsay

Ewart Lindsay joined Fraser and Fraser in 1996, and is a Travelling Senior Researcher for the firm.

ewartlindsay@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Ewart Lindsay
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Travelling Senior Researcher
Chris Mclean

Chris Mclean joined Fraser and Fraser in 2015, and is a Travelling Senior Researcher for the firm.

chrismclean@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Chris Mclean
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Travelling Senior Researcher
Mark Parsons

Mark Parsons joined Fraser and Fraser in 2013, and is a Travelling Senior Researcher for the firm.

markparsons@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Mark Parsons
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Travelling Senior Researcher
Mark Povey

Mark Povey joined Fraser and Fraser in 2015, and is a Travelling Senior Researcher for the firm.

markpovey@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Mark Povey
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Travelling Senior Researcher
Mike Wennen

Mike Wennen joined Fraser and Fraser in 2013, and is a Travelling Senior Researcher for the firm.

mikewennen@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Mike Wennen
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Travelling Senior Researcher
Chris Roots

Chris Roots joined Fraser and Fraser in 2018, and is the Finance Manager.

chrisroots@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Chris Roots
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Finance Manager
Ceyda Baser

Ceyda Baser joined Fraser and Fraser in 2021, and is the Marketing Manager.

ceydabaser@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Ceyda Baser
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Marketing Manager
Nick Beetham

Nick Beetham joined Fraser and Fraser in 2018, and is a Business Development Manager for the Public Sector.

nickbeetham@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Nick Beetham
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Business Development Manager
Nick Howitt

Nick Howitt joined Fraser and Fraser in 2018, and is a Business Development Manager for the Legal Sector.

nickhowitt@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Nick Howitt
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Business Development Manager
John Martin

John Martin joined Fraser and Fraser in 2019, and is a Business Development Manager covering Scotland and the North of England.

johnmartin@fraserandfraser.co.uk

John Martin
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Business Development Manager
Michelle Gabbidon

Michelle Gabbidon joined Fraser and Fraser in 2019, and is a Public Sector Case Assistant. Michelle is a Tier 4 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate.

michellegabbidon@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Michelle Gabbidon
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Public Sector Case Assistant
Eimear McGowan

Eimear McGown joined Fraser and Fraser in 2020, and is a Public Sector Case Assistant. Eimear is a Tier 2 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate.

eimearmcgowan@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Eimear McGowan
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Public Sector Case Assistant
Joseph Russell

Joseph Russell joined Fraser and Fraser in 2012, and is a Public Sector Case Assistant. Joseph is a Tier 2 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate.

josephrussell@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Joseph Russell
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Case Assistant
Billie Richardson

Billie Richardson joined Fraser and Fraser in 2017, and is an Asset Recovery Administrator. Billie is a Tier 3 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate.

billierichardson@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Billie Richardson
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Asset Recovery Administrator
Roxanne Bringas

Roxanne Bringas joined Fraser and Fraser in 2018, and is an Asset Recovery Administrator. Roxanne is a Tier 3 Registered Paralegal, and holds a Professional Practising Certificate.

roxannebringas@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Roxanne Bringas
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Asset Recovery Administrator

And Also….

Giles Medd – Legal Case Manager
Josh Crawford – Case Assistant
Ann-Marie Walker – Accounts Manager

Diana Stan – Accounts Executive

Elizabeth Williams – Accounts Assistant

David Slee – Consultant

Derek Kirwan – Researcher

Militsa Milinova – Researcher

Katharine Peacock – Researcher

Pembe Sari – Researcher

Claire Yuen – Researcher

Rebecca Slaney – Researcher

Imani Dennis – Junior Researcher

Alison Everest – Junior Researcher

Jake Upton – Junior Researcher

Leeanne Prosper – Case Assistant

Jess Bankes – PA to Partner

Claire Cable – Partners’ PA

Melodie Simpson – Estate Administration Assistant

Nicola Folan – Asset Assistant

Eliza Forde – Overseas Secretary

Annie-Marie DeSouza – International Secretary

Jenny Adams – Secretary

Sue Cooper – Secretary

Deborah Shinett – Secretary

Suzannah Gilholm – Secretary

Gail Wright – Secretary

Xènia Terrones – International Case Assistant

Yasmin Rink – Marketing Assistant

Rebecca Scott – Reception Administrator

Daisy Mack – Office Assistant

Amy Edwards – Assistant to PA

Lara Alper Barrena – Office Junior

Madison Dobell – Office Junior

 

Careers

Interested in working for Fraser and Fraser? We are always looking for keen individuals to join our diverse community, we are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment with a family run feel. The roles we are currently recruiting for are:

If you would like to enquire about any of the roles or if you have experience in the probate research industry please don’t hesitate to apply or send us an email referencing the vacancy along with your CV.

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Accreditations

Since August 2016 all of our UK and US case managers and Partners, Neil and Andrew Fraser are regulated by Association of Probate Researchers (APR). All members have a practising certificate and follow best practise methods.

APR is a recognised body of the Professional Paralegal Register (PPR). The probate research industry is unregulated and APR was set up as a voluntary, self-regulatory body which aims to raise standards and to offer protection to beneficiaries from amateurs and hobby genealogists with little or no legal training.

ISO 9001 and ISO 27001

We are independently audited twice a year for continuing compliance with international standards of Quality Management and Information Security Management certification.

ISO 9001 guarantees our commitment to quality, meeting customer requirements and continual improvements

ISO 9001 and ISO 27001
ISO 27001

ISO 27001 ensures clients will be satisfied with the knowledge that we operate a Management System that ensures their information is kept secure

ISO 27001
FCA

Financial Conduct Authority Our insurance mediation is monitored and regulated by the FCA. Ensuring our work is carried out in accordance with current legal requirements. Our Registered number 472919

FCA
APG

Association of Professional Genealogists Neil Fraser is a member of the association of Professional Genealogists. Every member of the APG signs a code of professional ethics and is the only globalised association for people working in probate research. We are the longest serving overseas members.

APG
ICCM

Institute of Cemetery and Crematoria Management Fraser and Fraser is an Associate Corporate Member.

ICCM
APSE

Association for Public Service Excellence Fraser and Fraser is an APSE Approved Member

APSE
ABI

Association of British Investigators Neil Fraser is an Approved Investigator in the association. The ABI is home to professionals in the private sector in investigation, here in the UK.

ABI
School Sites Act

After taking a case to the House of Lords over who was entitled to an estate, Fraser and Fraser won the case. Five Law Lords ruled unanimously that the successors of the donors of land for a school site were entitled to the proceeds when the school closed.

School Sites Act
RICS

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Andrew Fraser, our in-house building surveyor, is a long standing member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Expertise for assisting with property issues and ensures our work continues until an estate is distributed.

RICS
Awards
Awards

We celebrated our 50th anniversary as a partnership in 2019, and in the same year won the awards for Paralegal Business of the Year at the UK’s National Paralegal Awards.

In 2020, we were very pleased to in be winners of the Paralegal Firm of the Year at the National Paralegal Awards. Neil Fraser went on to win Paralegal of Year (UK). In 2021, the firm went on to win Probate Research Firm of the Year at the British Wills and Probate Awards.

We take great care in all that we do, and are dedicated to providing a transparent and worthwhile service, priding ourselves in being approachable and responsive. Our aim is to continue to provide a service of a high standard to all our clients.

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