Series 7 of the popular BBC television show, Heir Hunters returns to our screens next week, beginning with the tale of a mysterious local man who travelled the world and rubbed shoulders with some of history's most remarkable figures.
The new series follows the work of probate researchers as they race to find unknown heirs to unclaimed estates. Highlighted cases within this series include the story of a radical playwright and chess champion who took part in the ‘Hippy-dilly' incident of 1969 and the tale of a Scottish woman, whose father worked during the inception of the motoring age.
Other cases investigated by Fraser & Fraser include that of Michael Daly, who was a member of the Navy and Royal Air Force Institute during the 1950's. Unfortunately plagued with mental health issues, Michael spent a large portion of his life in isolation, but managed to make a difference to those around him.
Each of these cases was investigated by the team at Fraser & Fraser who manage to uncover the thrilling life tales behind each case.
The new series of Heir Hunters begins on Monday, 4th March at 09:15am.
For further information, or to arrange an interview, please contact the Marketing department on 020 7832 1400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fraserandfraser.co.uk.
Notes to editors:
Fraser & Fraser traces its roots back to 1923, although has been trading under this name since 1969 and is currently being run by the third generation. In the last 10 years, over £100 million has been distributed to some 50,000 beneficiaries in the course of more than 10,000 cases, on estates ranging from £5,000 to several million pounds. It has its head office in London, 6 regional UK offices, as well as departments covering France, Italy, Scandinavia and Poland, as well as an extensive network of international agents.
The last series of Heir Hunters (Series 6) peaked at 1.8 million viewers.
The Treasury receives approx. £18 million from intestate estates which have not been claimed. According to the Ministry of Justice's Judicial and Court Statistics, in 2007 (the latest figures released) some 76,000 people died without leaving a will. It is estimated that 60-70% of the population does not have a valid will.
- About the Administration of Estates Act 1925
The Administration of Estates Act 1925 defines under ss 46 & 47 the order of priority of entitled relatives in England and Wales. This is as follows:-