The dark side of probate research

Posted in Fairness Campaigns, For Solicitors

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In this article, first published in Solicitors Journal on 16 August 2016, Anglia Research’s Carolyn Lord warns that while the BBC's Heir Hunters programme has increased public awareness of the role of probate genealogists, it has also brought many amateurs into the industry.

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Problem heir hunters prey on unsuspecting beneficiaries

Posted in Case Histories, Fairness Campaigns, For Relatives, For Solicitors

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At Anglia Research we are committed to helping the victims of negligence and malpractice. In this case history, Philip Turvey describes what happens when potential beneficiaries fall prey to unscrupulous heir hunters who conduct the minimum of research.

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Clarity all year round

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This time last year Anglia Research gained the right to display the Plain English Campaign’s Internet Crystal Mark on our website. In this article, Carolyn Lord discusses the importance of plain English for everyone working in the legal and allied professions, and looks at the practical steps you can take to improve the documents you send to your clients.

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Copy-cat government websites

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Despite years of campaigning, client care remains at risk from copycat government websites – and nowhere is this more true than in the world of probate.

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Forget bitcoin – think blockchain, think assets, think registries

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Never mind Craig Wright. A quick news search for “bitcoin” and “blockchain” reveals that the technology underlying bitcoin grabs many more headlines than the cryptocurrency itself. Already this year, the Government Office for Science has published a report on blockchain’s implications, the deputy governor of the Bank of England devoted a speech to it, and journalists have hailed it as a trust machine, asking is blockchain the most important IT invention of our age? So what is blockchain and why is it seen as the gold bullet for achieving proof of ownership?

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