Locate Missing Beneficiaries

Our Services for Locating Missing Beneficiaries

Blanchards offer a range of services to the legal sector. Our most requested service is locating missing Beneficiaries. Whether in cases of Testacy or Intestacy, we can help.

We provide a professional and efficient service to ensure that our clients are fully satisfied with the work that we do. In addition, Blanchards offer a wide range of expertise and strive to ensure that we consistently review and renew the research techniques that we use. We are not only adept at locating beneficiaries, but we have a wealth of knowledge on the Law of Intestacy.

Please read our blog post, Solicitors You Need Us! to learn more about our beneficiary tracing and our experience working with the legal sector. For instance, our ability to trace beneficiaries on a global scale.

Due to the nature of the industry, we are aware that no two cases are the same, so we offer our clients 4 flexible fee options.

Bespoke Hourly Rate

This is based on the amount of information known

We will agree an initial budget prior to starting work

Payment required irrespective of results

Arranged fee

We agree a fee with you negotiated on a case by case basis

Fee is affected by the amount of information provided

No payment required if the research is not complete at the end of the time frame

Larger fee due to the possibility of heirs not being traceable

Beneficiary fee

Most suited to cases of Intestacy

We will agree a fee with the beneficiaries we trace, a share of their individual entitlement

No win no fee

Finder’s fee

The fee is paid through an agreement with any beneficiaries we trace, a share of their entitlement upon administration of the estate

No win no fee

Known heirs do not incur any cost for research fees


What is it? – We locate beneficiaries to cases of testacy (with a will) and intestacy (without a will). Beneficiaries can be difficult to locate, they may have changed their name, changed address or even moved abroad.

Why do we do it? – Because a solicitor HAS to legally be seen giving the beneficiaries of an estate their legal entitlement and in many cases the rightful heirs can not be found.

How long does it take? – This is case depending. It depends where the beneficiary has relocated and how difficult they are to locate.

No Win, No Fee

Our no win, no fee options have an obvious advantage for our clients. Unless the work we have been commissioned to do is complete, we are not paid. These options also mean that the client instructing us is not responsible for payment of our fee, it is deducted from the Estate during Administration.


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