Yorkshire Rows team member abandons sea for sand

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Over two years ago we sponsored Yorkshire Rows, the four-woman team who went on to complete the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, becoming the oldest female crew to row any ocean and authoring a bestselling book about their journey. In this interview we catch up with team member and private client solicitor Frances Davies to find out more about her Atlantic adventure and see what she plans to do next.

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The historical research behind TV series A House Through Time

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For case manager Imogen Benneworth, carrying out historical research for a TV programme is a natural extension of her work as a probate genealogist: tracing people’s lives from place to place and over time is something she does every day. However, there’s nothing everyday about the way in which BBC 2’s documentary series A House Through Time has caught the public imagination. Here Imogen answers some of the many questions people have been asking over the course of the series.

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Money Carer Foundation: Anglia Research partner features in Parliamentary Review

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Anglia Research regularly works with The Money Carer Foundation (MCF), finding long-lost family for its clients. Now we’re delighted to report that MCF has been featured in The Parliamentary Review 2017, which aims to share best practice among policy makers and business leaders.

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A House Through Time

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When case manager Imogen Benneworth was approached to contribute to the historical research for TV documentary A House Through Time, she never envisaged the rich vein of stories she would uncover at 62 Falkner Street in the heart of Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter. In this article she talks about her involvement in the series, which traces the fortunes of the families who lived in one terrace house in Liverpool.

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Judge orders refund of unfair charges

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Anglia Research has campaigned long and hard against double charging – a practice favoured by many heir hunters who claw back their research costs from the proceeds of an estate, while simultaneously taking a percentage fee from their clients. Up until now there has been no relevant legal case to clarify matters. However, our recent claim against an heir hunter provides some guidance, with a judge ruling that certificate costs were “not a reasonable expense of the estate” but instead “an expense of the finding company”. Philip Turvey reports.

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