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The ease of closing search results in seconds, blended with the knowledge, reliability, and security of Ireland’s most experienced law searchers firm (Established 1890)

Welcome to Ellis & Ellis, the home of econveyancing.

Along with our full Town Agency facility, we provide a comprehensive suite of law searcher services for conveyancing and litigation purposes. With our blend of a quick and easy-to-use ordering platform, over 130 years of know-how, and a quality after-sales experience, we provide clients with a superior searching and litigation support service.

Why not join the 1000’s of users who trust Ellis & Ellis to deliver them a competitive edge?

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Why not discover more about our extensive range of searching options. Click on ‘find out more’ for a detailed breakdown of each offering type.

Closing / Conveyancing Searches

Land Registry, Planning & Title Investigation searches

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Personal, Debt, Probate, & Asset Discovery Searches

UK, International,
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How it all works

Solicitors can request via this on-line portal, all the usual searches types required for the sale of property.

Other searches can also be ordered for use in boundary or title disputes, probate, litigation, fitness and probity and a variety of other matters.

You may register via the ‘register’ icon on the home page, or by contacting us via e-mail at info@ellis.ie, or you can call us at 01 8723460. Once registered, we will do a 2-minute demo to get you started.

When you are ready to order simply log- on, select the search types required. Then fill out the details in the ‘required’ fields; and click on ‘submit’ for results in seconds.

For full comprehensive details of all of our services, costs, benefits, and details please register via the link in the header bar or call us at 01 8723460.

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In 1890, fourteen years before James Joyce’s Ulysses sent Leopold Bloom on his epic tour of Dublin, co-founder Charles Ellis joined with the already established company of James T. Ellis, Law Searchers to form a new firm Ellis & Ellis (Pedigree, Law & Patent Searching Agents). In the intervening 130 years or so, this fully Irish and family-owned company has continued to serve solicitors and legal professionals, with great pride in its work ethic, traditions, and durability. Ellis & Ellis face into this third century confident in our aim to continue serving the legal profession to the high standards, and reliability that have become our bywords.



Probate Searches in a Conveyancing Context – An Ellis & Ellis Explainer

What are probate searches? Typically, when an individual passes away within the State, a procedure is initiated to grantsomeone the legal authority to manage the deceased person’s estate. This process iscommonly known as Probate, and its name has roots in the Latin words ‘probare’ or‘probatum,’ signifying the verb ‘to prove.’ Operating under the jurisdiction of the High Court, it is the Probate Office that facilitates thebestowing of the said legal authority. This ultimate sanction is provided through a documentcalled a Grant of Representation (i.e. Grants of Probate or Letters of Administration) whichderives from a series of stages that collectively constitute

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What is a National Archives Search? – An Ellis & Ellis Explainer

The National Archives – A brief synopsis Born of a merging of the State Paper Office (SPO) (Founded in 1702 and holding the records of the various Lord Lieutenants of Ireland, 1542 to 1801) and the Public Record Office of Ireland (PROI) (Founded 1867) whose duties included ‘…collecting administrative, court and probate records…’, the new National Archives (NA) was opened on 1 June 1988.  On its inception under the National Archives Act 1986, it was purposed with the enduring conservation, indexing and making public of records of state, including legal, historical, and genealogical records.  These virtuous aims were entrusted to

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What is an Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicle (ICAV) Register Search? – An Ellis & Ellis Explainer

What is an Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicle (ICAV) search? In order to respond to the above premised question, we must first ask ‘What is an ICAV?’  Operating under the European Commission’s regulatory framework for managing and selling mutual funds (i.e., financial products that aggregate assets from shareholders to invest in bonds, market instruments, stocks and other assets) Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles (ICAVs) were first introduced by the Central Bank in March 2015. In doing so, ICAVs represented a new form of collective investment vehicle for Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) funds and Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) and

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Closing Searches – An Ellis & Ellis Explainer

What are Closing Searches? Typically, when a premises goes ‘Sale Agreed’ the selling and purchasing solicitors will generate a contract which commits the buyer to the purchase of the property (right or interest) as seen, yet subject to the contract’s agreed terms and conditions. Invariably the contract to purchase will include a deliberation on the outcomes of title investigations, in the form of closing searches. Closing searches thus can be defined as ‘…a series of investigations made to (a) establish title, (b) flag impediments or burdens, (c) address undertakings to lending institutions, and (d) provide the instructing solicitor with insights

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Retrospective Payments Online

Ellis & Ellis are delighted to introduce our new online feature, enabling retrospective payment of invoices and/or statements. In continuation of our recently introduced Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) feature, this new functionality aims to aid users in simplifying their invoice and statement payment procedures. In simple terms, this option enables clients to conveniently pay for services rendered by credit or debit card directly on our website. First go to www.ellis.ie and login. Secondly, post log-in, navigate to the ‘Pay invoice(s) or Statemen(s)’ section of the website. Then merely complete the online payments process and submit payment. A confirmatory e-mail of successful payment

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Beneficial Ownership Searches – An Ellis & Ellis Explainer

What is a Beneficial Ownership search? Ever since European Anti-Money Laundering legislation was transposed into Irish law from 2015onwards, it has become a requirement for companies, industrial and provident societies, andCertain Financial Vehicles (CFVs) to (a) maintain an internal register of their beneficial ownersand (b) to file this information with a central register. In Article 3(6), 4AMLD, a Beneficial Owner is defined as any natural person(s) who either directly or indirectly ultimately (a) owns more than 25% of the company/society’s shares, (b) controlsmore than 25% of the company/society’s voting rights or (c) exercises control via other meanssuch as a shareholders’

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