Solicitors and Trustees

Solicitors & Trustees

Celtic Research can provide a number of services to Solicitors, Trustees, Custodians, Local Authorities; as well as Private Individuals acting as Executors and Administrators, in order to help them meet their obligation to settle an estate.


Location & Research

Our specialised probate services include identifying and locating:


– Next-of-kin in public authority funeral and death-in-tenancy cases
– Legal beneficiaries in cases of intestacy
– Missing heirs named in wills
– Missing shareholders
– Pension fund holders and their legal beneficiaries
– Relevant vital records and other evidentiary documents


Fraud Prevention & Administration

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) estimates that Probate Fraud Accounts for £150 million in annual losses to entitled beneficiaries. Therefore, we can help asset holders and other interested parties comply with their due-diligence and anti-money-laundering protocols as follows:


– Combat probate fraud by verifying the individuals who are set to be distributed assets from an estate


– Ensure that beneficiaries who have recently passed, but whose death details are not yet public record, are accounted for by consulting the disclosure of death registration information (DDRI) scheme and preventing sums sent to them from going astray, unclaimed, or pilfered by fraud


– Prevent creditor fraud by ensuring that any beneficiaries to an estate are checked for bankruptcies, which we can undertake in the following jurisdictions: UK, most of the EU and the USA


– Provide genealogy reports to a) prevent probate fraud by verifying the familial relationships and b) secure missing beneficiary and/or missing Will insurance and protect interested parties once an estate is distributed


Our investigative expertise has allowed us to resolve the most complex and challenging Case Work and we are confident we can provide you with the highest quality research. Our Fees can be determined by contingency agreements or fixed by hourly rates to fit most budgets.


Please contact us for more information and rest assured we will handle each query with the utmost discretion.