For the third year in a row, Finders International has been shortlisted for Probate Research Firm of the Year and the Best Use of Marketing and Social Media at the British Wills and Probate Awards 2022.

This year’s event will take the form of a hybrid evening, with the in-person ceremony taking place at The Grand Hotel, Birmingham, on Thursday 20th October where law firms, probate researchers, solicitors, IT specialists and more will gather to celebrate the very best of the wills and probate industry.

Other awards include best contentious wills and probate team, best use of technology, solicitor firm of the year and the overall industry champion.

Wills and probate

Introduced in 2018, the awards have become a mainstay of the wills and probate sector, highlighting achievement and recognising excellence in the industry. Broadcaster Jennie Bond will once again be hosting the ceremony.

In the Best Use of Marketing and Social Media, the winner must demonstrate how they have used social media tools to influence clients, colleagues and the industry, and how their marketing campaigns have shown exceptional originality and innovative thinking, as well as providing excellent customer services and complaint handling through social platforms.

The winner of the Probate Research Team of the Year will need to provide evidence of individual and team competency, a focus on service excellence, business success over the course of the last 12 months, and a clear, demonstrable team-based approach acknowledging that a diverse mix of team members bring a variety of skills and expertise to the team.

Judging panel

Judges include David Baskerville, founding director of Baskerville Drummond IT and business consultancy for law firms, Anthony Belcher, director general at The Society of Will Writers, Ian Bond, director and head of wills & estates at Thornfield’s Solicitors, and Carrie Caladine, managing director of Right Legal Group.

Danny Curran, Finders International’s CEO and founder said: “It is such an honour to be recognised yet again in both categories at this year’s British Wills and Probate Awards—a reflection of the hard work the team here has put in to growing our business over the past 12 months.

“We are very much looking forward to the event and networking with other industry experts on the night.”


The full shortlist can be found here: