Raising Standards in Professional Probate Research

The International Association of Professional Probate Researchers, Genealogists & Heir Hunters (IAPPR) is an association for highly experienced professional companies that provides reassurance for those using their services and a forum for industry advice and media consultation.

The IAPPR is a voluntary registered scheme. We promote the interests of professional probate researchers, genealogists and heir hunters because we believe these professionals are important members of the legal services industry.

Those who belong to the IAPPR are committed to safe and ethical standards. They subscribe to the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct Code.

If you have been approached by a probate researcher, ask them if they are an IAPPR member to give you peace of mind.

Whether you are an industry professional or from the media or general public, please feel free to contact us.

An association for the professional probate research,
genealogy & heir hunter industries

Providing clarity in monitoring and advising an unregulated industry

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An Authority for Professionals around the World

” As a professional, I am regulated by an independent body. Regulation safeguards the public because it ensures that I have to meet a minimum standard of professional conduct and ethics. It provides peace of mind for those dealing with me. Sadly, I have seen what can happen to clients who deal with unregulated service providers and how expensive and distressing it can be when things go wrong. I welcome Finders voluntarily signing up to a Code of Conduct, confirming that they act in accordance with very high standards. It shows a commitment to protecting their clients and to providing a sustained high quality of service.” Louise Lewis, Blake Morgan Solicitors, UK 
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