Aidan founded Estate Research in 2001, having gained vital industry experience in London with two other probate research companies. Over the last 18 years, Aidan has witnessed considerable change within the industry.
When he began his career, research was carried out by painstakingly searching through microfiches, or by visiting St Catherine’s House. These records were matched to the phone book and just one year of electoral rolls and the information obtained was the only way to trace people. More recently, records have been digitalised, the electoral rolls have become freely available and social media has made everyone ‘findable’.
Aidan is dedicated to improving the service for the legal sector and strives to make Estate Research the tried and trusted name in probate genealogy. He splits his time between the Wigan and London offices but his spare time is taken up as taxi driver for his 3 daughters.Contact Aidan Hutchings01942 826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda joined Estate Research after 15 years in teaching. She facilitates the smooth running of the office and maintains close contact with our client base. She loves ‘heir hunting’: reuniting lost families and presenting the family tree to her clients.Contact Amanda Marlow01942 826 email@example.com
Andrew joined Estate Research in 2018 and brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in genealogy and Estate administration services. Based in Glasgow, Andrew is ideally placed to meet his clients on a regular basis.
In his spare time Andrew is a long distance runner and has run 8 marathons and has no intention of slowing down.Contact Andrew Miller01942 826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Formerly a music teacher, Janet has been a professional genealogist since 1999, specialising in probate research for over 10 years.
Since 2010, she has been Chairman of ASGRA (Association of Scottish Genealogists & Researchers in Archives).
In her spare time, she is following up on DNA contacts, as well as compiling her personal family tree – in particular the Inver Gow Line, being a direct descendant of Niel Gow, the famous Scottish fiddler and composer.Contact Janet Bishop01942 826 email@example.com
Estate Research employed Martin as a regional agent over 10 years ago and he has subsequently successfully resolved hundreds of cases over the years; he still enjoys the variety of stories that the job brings.
Outside of work, Martin is an avid vinyl collector and co-owns his own vinyl record shop.Contact Martin Dutton01942 826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dominic joined our team in 2015 after eight years’ experience of professional probate research. Dominic enjoys helping those in the legal profession at all stages of estate administration.
His spare time is taken up raising his young twin daughters and following Liverpool Football Club.Contact Dominic Hendry01942 826 email@example.com
With nearly 20 years’ experience in genealogy, Alex heads up the London office. He is instrumental in driving new business and keeping Estate Research abreast of current legislation. Alex successfully completed his law degree (LLB) in July 2014.Contact Alex Avery020 7347 firstname.lastname@example.org
Angie joined Estate Research after working for more than 20 years in the legal sector. She is enjoying the challenge of organising the financial side of a busy and diverse company. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her expanding family, planning her next holiday and watching Tom Hanks films.Contact Angela Dumper01942 826 email@example.com
Having worked in various accounts positions, Julie joined the Estate Research finance team with her several years of finance experience.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children. Julie also enjoys gardening, travelling, and visiting her family in Bath where she is originally from.Contact Julie Peak01942 826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gavin joins us as our Legal Services Manager & Head of Overseas Assets after 15 years working in the legal services industry gained at Thomson Reuters, Veyo and Hammicks.
Building relationships and developing products are his strengths and in his spare time he plays tennis and listens to heavy rock music!Contact Gavin Potter01942 826 email@example.com
Jo worked in the legal sector for 8 years and retrained to become an IT trainer for a large law firm in East Anglia furthering her knowledge of Practice Management Systems.
Jo manages the Overseas Assets department and has developed and handles the company’s databases.
In her spare time she is involved in local amateur dramatic societies, trying to control her unruly terriers and enjoying being a grandmother.Contact Jo Potter01942 826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony joins Estate Research with a History Degree from Edge Hill University and seven years case management experience in the private sector. Prior to his graduation Anthony spent time in the United States teaching beginner’s level archery to children in summer camp.
Anthony enjoys the job as it coincides with his love of history.
Anthony is happily married and passionate about traveling, sampling different cuisine and cultures from around the world with his wife.Contact Anthony Scully01942 826 email@example.com
Simon has been working in Probate Genealogy since 2005 and joined our team in 2017. Simon’s particular expertise relate to Estates that originate overseas, in particular those from the USA. Simon enjoys the challenges and intricacies of International research.
In his spare time, Simon is an occasional recreational Ice Hockey player and keen follower of the Pittsburgh Penguins.Contact Simon Mills01942 826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily has been working in Probate Genealogy since 2009 and joined our team in 2017. Emily has experience in all parts of the industry having worked in private client and public sector departments as well as having experience working on cases that originate overseas. Emily particularly enjoys the challenge of International probate research.
Emily was a former competitive swimmer for Kent and plays both the Piano and Oboe.Contact Emily Talbot01942 826 email@example.com
Worked in genealogy since 2008 with experience in international estates, especially those originating from the USA. Enjoys the variety of the role, having a keen interest in history.
An avid baker for family and friends and enjoys travelling.Contact Jo Ibrahim01942 826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Antony is well known in the private client sector with over 10 years experience in the field. He’s an expert in intestacy and property management and can also assist in the cleansing of will banks. If you want to arrange a meeting with Antony please call or email him using the details provided.Contact Antony Singer01942 826 email@example.com
Rebecca brings invaluable public sector knowledge to her role. She relishes the challenge of solving the more complex cases and the social aspect of welfare funeral work is particularly rewarding.
Out of the office her hands are full trying to control her unruly beagle, HeroContact Rebecca Hogan01942 826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen worked in the legal profession for over 10 years before moving to Estate Research. With a keen interest in research and family history, she welcomed the opportunity to work for Estate Research, doing what she loves.
Outside of work Helen enjoys spending her free time travelling and particularly enjoys visiting the Lake District.Contact Helen Greaves01942 826 email@example.com
Having left university with a first class degree in History, Megan jumped straight into her role at Estate Research after graduation. With a keen eye for detail and an unquenchable curiosity for historical investigation, Megan really enjoys cracking the trickiest of cases.
As a history geek even outside of work, she loves binging on period dramas (especially with some chocolate ice cream in hand).Contact Megan Murphy01942 826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stuart served as a Police Officer for 30 years until his retirement in 2006. From 2008 he began doing field work and enquiries with potential heirs and at Registrars Offices for a London based probate research company.
He joined Estate Research in 2013 where he continues his interest in this work by conducting client interviews with potential heirs, particularly those who may be appointed as Administrators, and other enquiries across the south of England and Wales.Contact Stuart Richardson01942 826 email@example.com
Jade has an LLB Honors Law Degree and studied at The University of Buckingham.
She has worked within the legal sector for the past 3 years and has extended knowledge of Case Management.
She has a keen interest in Medieval History and previously swam for Lancashire.Contact Jade Taylor01942 826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie has been working as a probate genealogist since 2007. She enjoys the variety of the profession from the international research, travel and direct contact with beneficiaries to the satisfaction of reuniting long lost families. Katie also has an ongoing demolition project she calls home.Contact Katie Lowe01942 826 email@example.com
A graduate of Manchester University Tom joins the team after 10 years working in the retail sector.
Tom’s enthusiastic attitude has helped Tom to quickly acquire the skills to be an invaluable member of the team of researchers.
Tom is a devoted snooker player and avid film lover and looks forward to the day that they make a film about his hero, Ronnie O’Sullivan.Contact Tom Hutchings01942 826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Having worked in the legal sector for 18 years Zoe was aware of the services genealogists provided. Bearing in mind that she has an innate passion for social history she didn’t hesitate to switch careers when the opportunity arose. She thoroughly enjoys the investigative nature of her job.
Zoe spends her free time viewing historic buildings or attending heavy metal gigs (she does not advocate combining these two pursuits).Contact Zoe Heaton01942 826 email@example.com
Joined Estate Research after spending 10 years in the Welfare to Work Industry.
Really enjoys the problem solving and analytical nature of tasks as well as the satisfaction of “piecing together” cases and family trees.
Matthew enjoys literature (books of Bernard Cornwell in particular), is a keen fisherman and musician as well as proud parent / butler to his two cats Miles and Lancelot.Contact Matthew McLoughlin01942 826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucy thrives in the hustle and bustle of a busy office. Supporting our extensive operations by planning, organising and implementing administrative duties, Lucy is key in facilitating the smooth running of our office.Contact Lucy Wallace01942 826 email@example.com
Ian has worked in probate genealogy for nearly 20 years and still enjoys contacting beneficiaries on a daily basis. Ian specialises in our most complex cases. Outside the office he continues to endure watching Fulham FC’s continued decline.Contact Ian Dyer020 7347 firstname.lastname@example.org
In a constantly evolving industry, Jonathan strives to adapt and improve our resources to ensure that service output is consistently excellent.
In his spare time you’ll find him travelling both in the UK and abroad and being dragged around the local countryside by his faithful Labrador.Contact Jonathan Platt01942 826 email@example.com
After working in business support for 9 years at a well-known department store, Lauren joined our administration team before becoming a case manager.
As a case manager Lauren enjoys the varied nature of the role and the ability to sit down and resolve issues.
At home Lauren is kept busy tending to her three children and enjoys visiting places of historical interest, in particular royal residences.Contact Lauren Mitchell01942 826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Elly has recently joined the world of genealogy after fifteen eventful years working in broadcast television, both in the UK and Australia. Elly is very sociable and loves making new connections. She maintains an interest in the arts and volunteers as the film programmer at an arts centre in Kent. She is also known as a sharp shooter when it comes clay pigeon shooting.Contact Elly Coombs020 7347 email@example.com
Helen has joined the team from working in corporate finance although it’s not numbers that makes Helen tick but people. Helen studied Psychology at University and puts it to good use in developing rapport.
She is an avid tennis fan having been to Wimbledon four times, Roland Garros and the ATP World Tour Finals.Contact Helen Sharrock01942 826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa joined Estate Research after spending several years working in the legal industry. She enjoys the diverse nature of this role, supporting the case managers, organising and performing administrative duties.
Out of the office, Lisa is a season ticket holder for Wigan Warriors and loves attending the theatre.Contact Lisa Rignall01942 826 email@example.com
I studied Politics and Sociology at University following that I worked in local government (housing) for 22 years.
My main interests are music (have a large music collection) and travel. I play badminton and like cycling.Contact Nicola Turner01942 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicola has a wealth of experience in office administration and front of house. After working at an accountants office for 30 years, Nicola relished the change to a new industry.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family.Contact Nicola Myerscough01942 826 email@example.com
Rebecca joined Estate Research in 2019 after graduating from the University of Liverpool with a first class honours History degree.
As a keen researcher, she enjoys the diversity her role brings as she supports the Case Managers on a day to day basis.
In her spare time Rebecca enjoys visiting museums, spending time with friends and travelling, recently spending three weeks inter-railing around Europe.Contact Rebecca Penketh01942 826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Alison joined estate research after working in accounts in the legal sector for 19 years.
Outside of work she enjoys cooking (usually as her daughter’s sous chef) and spending time with her family.Contact Alison Davies01942 826 email@example.com
Hayley graduated from the University of Leeds in 2014 with an International Politics degree. Having worked in executive search and then in sales and marketing for one of the UK’s largest media providers; Hayley now leads on all marketing and sales support projects for Estate research.
When not in the office, you will find her planning her next holiday – probably an Italian city break or to a Greek island.Contact Hayley Miller01942 826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Whilst attaining her Psychology degree from the University of Leeds; Paige focused on nutrition and evolution and really enjoyed carrying out research.
She has now transferred her enthusiasm to research in genealogy and spends her free time meeting up with friends or weight lifting at the gym.Contact Paige O’Brien01942 826 email@example.com
Ethan graduated from Manchester Law School in 2019 before deciding to go on and do a Masters in law, graduating in 2021. At university he covered wills, probate, and intestacy and became very interested in research and working on legal cases. In Ethan’s spare time he teaches drama at a local amateur theatre group and enjoys watching football, rugby league and NFL.Contact Ethan Fairhurst01942 826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Leanne has over 20 years’ experience working in administration across many sectors including Contamination Control, Dental, CCTV Drainage and scaffolding and now brings her experience to Estate Research to support the Private Client team.
In her spare time Leanne enjoys walking and spending quality time with her family.Contact Leanne Liddle01942 826 email@example.com
Jess joined Estate Research after working in the legal sector for 5 years. She has a BA (hons) degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Edge Hill University. She continued her studies at Liverpool John Moores University and obtained a Graduate Diploma in Law, and Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
Outside of work, Jess enjoys swimming, travelling, and spends most weekends walking in the Lake District.Contact Jess Booth01942 826 firstname.lastname@example.org
After recently passing her A-Levels, Mia joined Estate Research as a Team Assistant and was quickly promoted to her current position of Case Assistant in our Private Client team.
In her spare time Mia competes up to national level in equestrian events.Contact Mia Whittaker01942 826 email@example.com
Lauren joined Estate Research in 2021 after graduating from Durham University with a first-class honours degree in History, Spanish and Italian.
Having been passionate about family history and genealogy since she was a teenager, she loves the investigative challenge that comes with each unique case.
Outside of work, Lauren can usually be found planning her next holiday, spending time with family and friends or brushing up on her language skills by watching foreign dramas on Netflix.Contact Lauren Spowart01942 826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cara joined Estate Research after graduating from Edge Hill University with a first class honours English Literature degree and Research Masters. She enjoys carrying out archival research and transfers this to her role in genealogy. In her spare time, Cara enjoys spending time with her family, socialising with friends, and finding good new books to read.Contact Cara Wadsworth01942 826 email@example.com
Louise joined Estate Research in 2021 after graduating from Edge Hill University achieving a first class honours Criminology and Sociology degree. Louise enjoyed the research side of her degree and is enthusiastic to transfer this to her role at Estate Research.
In her spare time Louise enjoys playing football, watching sports and socialising with friends and family.Contact Louise Ainscow01942 826 firstname.lastname@example.org