Cunningham-Silk Probate and Inheritance Specialists is a family ran business dedicated to genealogical research and tracing beneficiaries of estates.
You may be familiar with the BBC programme 'Heir Hunters' featuring London based company Fraser & Fraser, if so you will be aware of the fact that heir hunting is tracing those people who are potentially entitled to the estate of a relative who died intestate (without making a Will).
If you have never heard of heir hunting then let us explain a little further. Most people have made a Will at some stage in their life which sets out who is entitled to their estate in the event of their death, unfortunately in the UK there are thousands of unclaimed estates because a deceased person had never made a Will and had no known living relatives. This is where we step in!
We spend our time researching, using our genealogy skills, to establish who is a distant relative to the deceased and to make contact with details of the case......most people have never even heard of the person in question!
At Cunningham-Silk we have nearly two decades of genealogy experience starting with family history research for clients, including celebrities. With time we eventually expanded and began assisting people with tracing lost relatives which brought us great joy. Around 12 years ago one of our specialists was approached by an heir hunting company herself regarding an unclaimed estate within her family, as a result of this we decided that we wanted to provide such a service to others who could be entitled to an estate without the knowledge or expertise to successfully claim it.
We firmly believe that our experience in genealogy research as well as personal experience of an unclaimed estate allows us to provide the best service as possible because, we have the ability to view cases from all angles with an understanding of the importance of accuracy with a reassuring and sensitive service to our clients.