Heir Hunters Series 9 Preview - Finders are back in action!

It was all hands on deck when the case of Roger Stuart Lennon, initially referred privately to the Finders team became public. Aware that competing firms would also be seeking out Roger's rightful heirs, Finders boss Daniel Curran put everyone on the job of tracing Roger's beneficiaries.

CATCH up - Finders on BBC Heir Hunters Series 8

Follow Finders team of researchers along the exciting trail of discovery that leads through a family history that covers the First World War and shines a light on the old world of domestic service. Meet family members and hear their recollections as the Finders team trace Pub Landlord Michael Naish’s heirs in this episode of the new series of Heir Hunters..

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News, Information & Updates from Finders

Finders International Inaugural Deputyship Development Day

On the 14th September 2017, Finders International held its first Deputyship Development Day event at the Holiday Inn, Regents Park, London. The free event was an outstanding success with over 90 attendees from both the public and private sectors.

Legal Futures : Deputy development day for local authorities

The first Finders International Deputy Development Day for local authorities is to take place next month on Thursday 14th September (9am to 3.30pm) at the Holiday Inn, Regents Park, London. The theme for the day is how to establish links between the public and private sectors, and speakers will discuss how the two can find […]

Council Applications for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Soar

Applications made to the court by councils for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in the aftermath of the Cheshire West and Cheshire Council ruling have increased by more than 100 percent, according to recent research. Local Government Lawyer and LexisNexis surveyed 56 councils, looking for practitioners’ views on issues such as the impact of the Supreme […]

Inheritance Tax Collection at Record Level

Inheritance tax bills have reached their highest ever level, according to a recent article on Which? news. In the last 12 months, the HMRC has collected £5.1 billion in inheritance tax (IHT) – the first time the tax bill has broken the £5bn barrier in a single year. Compared to the last 12 months, the […]

House Ownership and Demographics in the UK

How many people own their homes and how many rent? At the end of 2016, a UK-wide survey found that about 65%of UK households are owner-occupiers, while 17% are rented from private landlords and 18% from social landlords. How does that compare to previous years? Social renting has declined since 1996, and private renting has […]

Growing Problem of Lack of Burial Space

How would you feel about your body, or that of a relative’s, being buried on top of another? In some parts of England and Wales, land for burial is scarce, and many cemeteries are closed because they are full. While cremation has grown increasingly in popularity* over the last few decades, there are still segments […]

DNA Testing – Right or Wrong?

Four friends who experiment with life’s modern options called The Try Guys recently decided to find out just what their DNA consists of, and they filmed the results for YouTube. In the film, Zach, Keith, Eugene and Ned – spoke about where they thought their families came from. For the most part, this was northern […]

The Cat That Didn’t Get the Cream – Lessons from the Illot Case

If there are lessons to be learned from the Illot case, it is that appellate courts should be slow to interfere with a trial judge’s initial ruling. That was the opinion of Professor Leslie King from the University of Law, speaking at the annual conference of the national organisation, Solicitors for the Elderly. She referred […]

Dementia Social Care Bill – 125 Years to Save For

It’s National Dementia Awareness Week (14-20 May), and the Alzheimer’s Society has warned that the typical person’s bill for dementia social care would take an incredible 125 years to save up for.

What Your Surname Says About You

When it comes to researching your family tree, the more unusual your surname (or your
ancestor’s surname), the better.