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

Neil Fraser
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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

Andrew Fraser
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Partner
Luigi Scotolati

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

luigiscotolati@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Luigi Scotolati
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Italian Case Manager
Krzysztof Barski

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 Barski
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International 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
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

Gareth Langford
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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

Ben Cornish
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Public Sector Case Manager
Shannon Freeman

Shannon Freeman 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
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

Dan Willsher
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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
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
Matthew Tobin

Matthew Tobin joined Fraser and Fraser in 2018, and is an Assistant Case Manager. Matthew is a Tier 3 Registered Paralegal and holds a Professional Practising
Certificate.

matthewtobin@fraserandfraser.co.uk

Matthew Tobin
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Assistant Case Manager
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 Manager

And Also….

Giles Medd – Legal Case Manager
Josh Crawford – Case Assistant
Leeanne Prosper – Case Assistant
Imani Dennis – Case Assistant
Stuart Haydock – Business Development Manager
Jennifer Meares – Travelling Senior Researcher
Paul Rider
– Travelling Senior Researcher
Simon Cheetham
– Travelling Senior Researcher
Andrew Keetch –
Assistant Case Manager
Harima Khan – Asset Recovery Administrator
Barbara Sawicka – Asset Recovery Administrator
Ann-Marie Walker – Accounts Manager
Madison Dobell – Accounts Assistant

Eli-Raluca Predoaica – Accounts Assistant

Emily Muanza Domingos – Marketing Assistant

Prasanna Jayakumar – Compliance & Quality Manager
David Slee – Consultant

Derek Kirwan – Researcher

Militsa Milinova – Researcher

Katharine Peacock – Researcher

Pembe Sari – Researcher

Claire Yuen – Researcher

Rebecca Slaney – Researcher

Alison Everest – Junior Researcher

Jake Upton – Junior Researcher

Chynique Carter – Junior Researcher

Jess Bankes – PA to Partner

Claire Cable – Partners’ PA

Melodie Simpson – Estate Administration Assistant

Jane Ringrose – Estate Administration Assistant

Nicola Folan – Asset Assistant

Eliza Forde – Overseas Secretary

Annie-Marie DeSouza – International Secretary

Tahira Miah – International Case Assistant

Jenny Adams – Secretary

Sue Cooper – Secretary

Floritta Blake – Secretary

Deborah Shinett – Secretary

Gail Wright – Secretary

Vanessa Green – Secretary

Daisy Mack – Office Assistant

Bella Lynch-Dunn – Receptionist

Olivia Pugh – Office Junior

 

Careers

At Fraser and Fraser Probate Researchers, we have a long history of excellence in genealogical research, heir tracing, and probate-related services. We are now looking to expand our team with dedicated individuals who share our commitment to accuracy, integrity and professionalism.

 

Interested in working for Fraser and Fraser? Please submit your CV to info@fraserandfraser.co.uk. If you have not heard back from us in two weeks, please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.

 

The roles we are currently recruiting for are:

 

 

Since 2016, all our staff members receive the Real Living Wage (London Living Wage)
during their contract period. We are proud to have been awarded the Living Wage Employer mark.

 

Unlike other genealogists we are strong believers that all our employees are awarded for the work they do. Therefore, we do not offer internships, or apprenticeships as this goes against our beliefs in guaranteed receipt of at least the London Living Wage. We do not offer commission, sign-up bonuses or other variable pay (money determined by sales activities), as we believe that all departments within the business, are fundamental for its success.

 

We currently do not have any in-office researcher job vacancies. When we are hiring, we usually go through a recruitment agency, or will post career opportunities here.

 

Please do not send us your CV or contact us to register your interest as we are unable to store this information. We are also unable to offer advice, requirements or guidance on how to get into the industry or respond to applications not directly linked to a job advert.

 

Fraser and Fraser would love to hear from you if you have experience working for a professional probate research firm. We are happy to match or better any package you are currently on.

 

Accreditations

Since 2016, all of our UK and US case managers and Partners, Neil and Andrew Fraser are registered under the Professional Paralegal Register (PPR), regulated by the Institute of Paralegals (IoP). All members have a practising certificate and follow best practise methods, including the PPR Code of Conduct.

 

The Institute of Paralegals (IoP) is the professional body for paralegals in England and Wales and is committed to promoting the highest standards of professional competence and conduct amongst paralegals.

Institute of Paralegals (IoP) – Corporate Member

IoP is an internationally recognised professional status for legal professionals. As an IoP member, all our Case Managers are regulated by the Professional Paralegal Register and hold a Practising Certificate.

Institute of Paralegals (IoP) – Corporate Member
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
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
ISO 14001

ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. We are audited annually and currently hold a Grade 1 certification in ISO 14001.

ISO 14001
ISO 45001

ISO 45001 specified requirements for and Occupational Health and Safety management system; demonstrating compliance with health and safety law. We are proud to be Grade 1 certified in ISO 45001.

ISO 45001
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
PPR

All our Case Managers are registered under the PPR. Our clients can be assured that our Case Managers meet the required standards of both their recognised membership body and the robust criteria set by the PPR.

PPR
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
CPD Member

Our webinars are now recognised as CPD accredited. Legal professionals will be able to earn CPD points by watching our past and upcoming webinars. As a CPD Memeber our content follows the obligations and policices of professional bodies and academic institutes.

CPD Member
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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