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Congratulations and a warm welcome to Estate Research – Our new Approved Partners

APSE is delighted to welcome Estate Research as the newest member to our Approved Partner scheme.

Established in 2001, Estate Research is a firm of International Probate Genealogists who specialise in locating missing beneficiaries and assets to estates. Estate Research offer a complete worldwide service backed up with their own in-house expertise; enabling them to complete research quickly and thoroughly. 

Over the last 19 years Estate Research have provided free genealogy and probate services to the public sector, this includes local authorities, hospitals and coroners. 

Speaking about the partnership, Aidan Hutchings, Managing Director said, “I consider it important to not just concentrate on the commercial aspect but the overarching mission, which is to assist local authorities in contacting next of kin so that they can attend the funeral of a relative and help minimise public expenditure on welfare funerals. It feeds through to our commitment to be transparent to all parties and to be used by public sector bodies for all occasions. 

Through this partnership with APSE, we hope to play a vital role in ensuring that our services meet the needs of local authorities; keeping us at the forefront of best practice in local government in the UK.”

Paul O’Brien, APSE Chief Executive said, “As a market-leader in this field, APSE members will benefit enormously from Estate Research’s expertise and use of cutting-edge technology; helping them make significant savings at a time of growing financial uncertainty. I’m sure you will all join me in congratulating them on their status as APSE Approved Partners.”

Estate Research’s experienced paralegal staff are able to offer an array of services to clients and they remain open and fully operational.

Find out how Estate Research can help your council: https://www.estateresearch.co.uk

Coronavirus Update

We fully appreciate the pressure being placed upon the UK’s public sector by the current pandemic and would like to reassure everybody that Estate Research remains open and fully operational to support Local Authorities and Public Sector Bodies with our services. 

 Our staff are working from home with complete access to our systems allowing them to continue to locate next-of-kin and support public health funerals to go ahead with the family’s support.  

Additionally, we have been able to adapt and continue to offer our property services including Search and Security via a nationwide property management company. They will only enter a property 7 days after the passing of the deceased and upon entry of the property, will wear protective clothing whilst following Government hygiene guidelines all times.   

For further information please visit our website www.estateresearch.co.uk or get in touch with our Public Sector department directly at ps@estateresearch.co.uk 



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APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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