Members of Guaranteed Irish

May 21st, 2020|

Erin Research has recently become the only probate genealogy company in Ireland to be awarded the Guaranteed Irish symbol. Membership of Guaranteed Irish is awarded to indigenous Irish companies that provide quality jobs, support local communities and are committed to Irish provenance. The brand is in existence since 1974 and is one that helps consumers and businesses identify products and services that are better for communities across Ireland. The impact of the global pandemic means that more than ever, Irish consumers and business need to support each other, which is an ethos underpinned by the Guaranteed Irish brand.

Free CPD for Irish Solicitors

May 19th, 2020|

Erin Research has recently developed a Continuous Professional Development module that is available free of charge to probate practitioners across Ireland. The module covers how to reduce or eliminate risk when administering and distributing estates. Managing Director of Erin Research, Padraic Grennan, provides case studies relating to testate, intestate and partially intestate estates, and the solutions required to ensure safe distribution. The various probate indemnities that are available to solicitors are also discussed. The CPD module can be viewed through a pre-recorded video or via Zoom video call. Bookings can also be made for in-office training at a future date. To view a short video about our CPD module or to book a CPD session, click on the link [...]

Probate Genealogy Services Provided to Local Authorities

May 14th, 2020|

Council Review speaks to Padraic Grennan speaks about the probate genealogy research services being provided to local authorities across Ireland. Establishing ownership of vacant homes can be a complicated issue for council housing staff. In many cases, extensive genealogy research is required to identify and trace that person or their next-of-kin. This probate genealogy service is particularly useful to vacant homes officers. As part of the Compulsory Purchase Order process, owners can be identified and located at an early stage. This eliminates any complications at a later date should a property be acquired. Erin Research has extended its probate genealogy service offering to assist councils in this regard.

Verifying the Family Tree

April 4th, 2020|

The Spring 2020 edition of the Dublin Solicitor's Bar Association quarterly magazine "The Parchment" published an article on the importance of verifying a family tree when distributing an estate. Erin Research's Managing Director Padraic Grennan discusses in detail why having family trees verified by a fully insured professional probate research firm is of the utmost importance to ensure safe and secure distribution of estate funds.

Probate Genealogy – Three research services every solicitor needs to know about

September 27th, 2019|

As a firm set up to assist solicitors and the Irish legal profession, we regularly come across different cases and scenarios where help is needed, but either the client or the solicitor are unsure where to turn. Examples can include estates that have not been attended to for months or years due to ongoing family issues or disputes, next-of-kin who are known to exist but who have been unresponsive to correspondence thus far, and clients who feel they need to trace all family members before they can engage with a probate solicitor. In our dealings on these cases we like to assure our clients from the start that their case can be resolved and in most cases, within a [...]


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