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Friends of the deceased win claim in recent court case

A recent decision in a court which saw the friends of the deceased rather than the man’s only child awarded a claim in proprietary estoppel has been detailed in a report on the Nelsons Law website.

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Funding strain on local government during COVID-19 pandemic

If central government funding is to be of use, councils will need up to four times what has been awarded so far for them to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).

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An emotional rollercoaster—life as an heir hunter

No doubt about it—life as an heir hunter (or probate genealogist) takes place on an emotional roller coaster.

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Finders International Showcase ‘Acts of Kindness’ During Mental Health Awareness Week – #KindnessMatters

Across this week, Finders have taken it upon themselves to not only reflect on mental health, but to aid in furthering awareness of the fundamental topic across social media platforms.

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How to avoid scams—inheritance AND promises of Covid-19 testing kits

As a member of Friends Against Scams, we take our responsibilities to share advice that may help prevent you or anyone you know becoming a victim of fraud seriously.

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Muhammad Uddin, empty homes expert, joins our team

Muhammad Uddin, empty homes expert, joins our team

Meet Muhammad Uddin, who will be working here at Finders International to help local authorities tackle the empty homes crisis.

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Oxford surname dictionary free to access for a week

Oxford surname dictionary free to access for a week

Are you using your lockdown time to investigate your family history? To celebrate #internationaldayoffamilies, The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is free to access from today (Friday 15 May) allowing people to find out where their surnames (and perhaps their ancestors) came from.

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Most popular baby names for 2020

Every year, new trends in naming children arise. Sometimes names come and go—the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spawned many copycats in the years post the birth of their children, George, Charlotte and Louis, which are traditional names.

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The Covid-19 pandemic and wills

The Covid-19 pandemic and wills

Should the impact of the coronavirus in the UK change the law relating to Wills in the UK? A recent article in Barrister magazine by barrister M. A. Muid Khan tackled this very issue.

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The Passing of Jimmy O’Donnell

All of us at Finders International were sad to hear of the recent passing of Jimmy O’Donnell from Covid-19 on 19th April 2020.

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