Help with New Statement of Affairs (Form SA2); replacing the Inland Revenue Affidavit (Form CA24)

September 10th, 2020|

Erin Research recently hosted a webinar for solicitors across Ireland in relation to the new online format being introduced by the Revenue Commissioners for probate applications. Managing Director Padraic Grennan spoke with Roisin McKevitt of the Revenue Commissioners and Anne Heenan of the Probate Office regarding the changes to the new format which will take effect from 14th September 2020. To date the process has involved the filing of paper form CA24 (Inland Revenue Affidavit) to the Probate Office along will all other relevant papers, however, this practice will cease from the 14th September onwards. The CA24 is being replaced by the new Statement of Affairs Form (SA2) which will now be completed online and submitted directly to Revenue. [...]

Applying for Probate in Ireland

September 2nd, 2020|

Applying for Probate in Ireland In a recent webinar, Erin Research hosted High Court Probate Officer John Glennon BL MBA in relation to how solicitors can ensure their application for a grant of representation is accepted on the first submission. Mr. Glennon gave several invaluable tips, tricks, and errors to avoid when applying for probate in Ireland. The key areas that were covered included testamentary capacity, valuations, and oaths and bonds. For the convenience of probate practitioners, we have summarized the most important points that were covered during the webinar. Submitting Probate Papers The single biggest contributor to waiting times in the Probate Office is the error rates on papers that are submitted. Waiting times are double what they should [...]

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. Erin Research also provide free CPD to Irish solicitors in the form of our Probate Experts webinar series, past [...]

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 [...]

Erin Research feature in The Parchment Magazine

August 22nd, 2019|

Erin Research recently featured in The Dublin Solicitor's Bar Association magazine "The Parchment". Managing Director Padraic Grennan discusses how his firm can help resolve historical probate cases and facilitate the safe distribution of stagnant estates. If you are a lawyer dealing with such an issue, please don't hesitate to contact us for a friendly discussion about how we can help.

Allow us to introduce ourselves…

July 1st, 2019|

It gives us great pleasure to officially open the new offices of Erin Research, a boutique probate research firm servicing the Irish legal profession. We would crack the champagne off the wall, if the landlord would let us! Erin Research was borne out of three areas of thought. One, we feel there is a gap in the market for a truly Irish company to serve the Irish legal profession. We understand the culture, the work practices and the needs of Irish clients, from solicitors and firms working to solve complex intestate estate issues to the beneficiaries on the ground, who we will be approaching. Two, we intend to work on cases big and small. We are not only interested [...]


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