Z for Zealots

30 April 2016

There have been a few tough nuts to crack during the A-Z blog and the last of the lot, Z, had a fairly short list of possibilities. Zebra? Zoology? Zulu? None particularly fit with the topic of family history without a significant amount of lateral thinking….!

So, we settled on zealots. Not a commonly used word in the English language but a pertinent one. When used as a noun, it means “a person who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of their religious, political, or other ideals”. Sounds like the team at FWL! We are all enthusiastic about our work to the point of being fanatical at times…. we have to be. We take a case on. We have to crack it. Not just part of it. All of it!

Once our case is admitted (accepted) by the Government Legal Department, FWL and our legal partners have to ensure that we have accounted for all entitled beneficiaries. We cannot leave any stone unturned and sometimes that means we have to dig deep, often spending days/weeks/months on individual lines. Some cases are simple and can be cracked in minutes/hours. Then, we are generally in the mix with several of our competitors because, did you know, we aren’t the only probate and intestacy researchers in the United Kingdom. [I was amused the other day when I corresponded with a researcher in Europe and he quipped that he had to work fast because there was another firm who also worked on the same cases as him…. ONE firm!!!!]

There must be other zealots out there…. we are, once again, looking for more researchers as we have a constant flow of work and need more terriers. Full or part-time, from any location across the globe …. get in touch!

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