Report Reveals Only 36% of UK Adults Have a Will: DIY Wills on the Rise and Solicitor Use Declining

The percentage of adults in the UK who have a will in place might be as low as 36%. That’s the headline finding from the recent IRN Legal Wills and Probate Consumer report. There were

There is still time to reserve your place for our free, 1-hour webinar about financial asset searches being held on Tuesday 4th June at 10am. Joining us as guest speaker will be Emma Baddaley, Strategic

If someone dies intestate in England and Wales, it means that they had no valid will place in place at the time of death. In such circumstances, the rules of intestacy determine the distribution of

On Tuesday 4th June at 10am, Anglia Research will be hosting a free-to-register 60 minute webinar discussing the billions of pounds of unclaimed assets in the UK. Our special guest speaker on the day will

The rules of intestacy loom over any intestate matter and are even applicable where a valid will is in place but does not deal with all of the deceased’s estate. The rules will celebrate their

Bereavement Support Payment is a lesser-known welfare benefit available to those whose husband, wife, civil partner or long-term partner with whom they have dependent children died in the last 21 months. Though not means-tested, those

Verifying family trees isn’t just for probate cases; there is often a need for this service on Court of Protection matters too. At Anglia Research, we are frequently instructed by professional deputies to use our

Kings Court Trust’s latest blog explores the rules of intestacy

The rules of intestacy are a pre-defined order of who is entitled to inherit when someone dies intestate and are something we as a probate genealogy firm constantly receive queries about. As a reminder, only

Premiering on Channel 4 this Sunday, the series delves into the stories of individuals unexpectedly inheriting properties from distant relatives, showcasing the emotional decision-making process of whether to retain or sell their newfound assets. The

You may remember this story from last spring. The life story of Flight Sergeant Peter Brown, a World War II veteran who had died alone in London aged ninety-six with no known family, became front

Missing Beneficiary and Missing Will indemnity insurance products, whilst niche, are a key part of the estate administration process. They offer Personal Representatives (PR) protection from claims against them for a share of an estate

The Unclaimed Estates List in England and Wales comprises estates of individuals who died without a valid will or known relatives to inherit their assets. If unclaimed after 30 years, the estate becomes Crown property

This week is Good Business Week, a campaign run by The Good Business Charter of which we are accredited – and proud – members. The Good Business Charter offers a straightforward accreditation process open to

The “cost of dying” in the UK has reached a record high, forcing some grieving families to sell belongings, tap into savings, or even borrow money, according to a report by insurer SunLife. Funeral costs

The question of “Who inherits when there is no valid will?” is one we frequently get asked. Articles on the rules of intestacy always generate interest. Whether it is people wanting to understand more about

𝟱𝟲% 𝗼𝗳 𝗨𝗞 𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝗱𝗼 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 – that’s the headline figure from a report earlier this year by The National Will Register on will writing in the UK. Just over 1,000 UK

What is Bereavement Support Payment and to whom is it relevant? Key things to know about it, though for many this will be just a refresher. Bereavement Support Payment is a lesser-known welfare benefit available

Who inherits if there is no valid will? The rules of intestacy are a pre-defined order of who is entitled to inherit when someone has passed away intestate. As a company, we get queries about

Anglia Research acts as consultants for the documentary “The Sinking of the Lisbon Maru” We were delighted to have a presence at the exclusive screening of the documentary film “The Sinking of the Lisbon Maru”

For the second consecutive year, Ipswich-based probate research firm Anglia Research were revealed as winners at the National Paralegal Awards (NPA’s) held last week at the Grand Hotel in Birmingham. Replicating last year’s success, the