Estate Research

Estate ResearchEstate Research is a leading firm of International Probate Genealogists and have been tracing next of kin for local authorities, NHS trusts, coroners, and Private Client solicitors for over 21 years.

Offering a full range of services in estate administration to the private client practitioner, we remain committed to the core values of transparency, flexible fee choice and exceptional service.

With local expertise and international coverage, we have successfully located family and assets all over the world, helping to wrap up even the most complex of estate administration cases.

Our aim is to deliver comprehensive research on time and through our commitment to quality and accountability, we hope to provide a service that professional will use, and crucially, use again.

We now employ more than 50 people across three offices and, as well as working in the UK, we offer all of our services internationally.

Estate Research is committed to the support and promotion of our Corporate Social Responsibility programme. We dedicate time to ensure as a firm, we are as socially responsible as possible. Our nominated charity for 2023 is Derian House.


About Estate Research Learning Hub

Since 2020, the company has also been providing FREE online training to enhance the services it offers to Wills and Probate solicitors. These include CPD Webinars, e-Conferences and Q&A panel sessions delivered by experts in the field – all free of charge.

The Learning Hub now offers over 120 FREE online webinars presented by more than 60 different speakers, each sharing their expert knowledge for Private Client practitioners across the UK.

Click here to see our full schedule of Webinars for 2023.

Presented by legal experts, its Learning Hub, which delivers CPD for Private Client practitioners, underpins the company’s ability to continue to provide world-class excellence in service across the Wills & Probate sector.

The Estate Research Learning Hub disrupted legal training in the Private Client space by offering free CPD from the industry’s leading speakers, compared to others that charge per session or have a fee of £100s for season ticket learning.

Every live webinar offers the audience the chance to put their questions to the speakers at the end and each one is recorded so all Learning Hub members can watch the webinar again on-demand at a time convenient to them. If the speaker produces any notes, slides or follow-up Q&A documents, these are also available to download for free allowing the solicitor to keep and utilise them for future cases.

The Estate Research Learning Hub also offers a CPD log feature. It automatically tracks and keeps a record of all learning carried out on the Learning Hub or via any CPD events hosted or sponsored by Estate Research, but also allows practitioners to add any additional CPD from other providers to their record. Members can also choose to add additional notes about what they have learned from a particular session – keeping in line with SRA guidance. This easy-to-use feature prevents any panic when solicitors are asked to show proof of their CPD by their firm or insurance providers!

The Learning Hub has an articles page where every feature piece is specifically for Private Client practitioners. This regular updated page offers news and opinion pieces for the sector, as well as educational papers on case updates and more general guidance in the area of Wills & Probate.

The Learning Hub now has over 6,500 registered members with more joining every week.

Feefo Trusted Service Award Winner 2023

Estate Research, winner of the 2023 Feefo Trusted Service Award*, is a leading firm of International Probate Genealogists that also provides free online training through its Learning Hub.

*Feefo has presented Platinum Trusted Service Awards to businesses that have achieved Gold standard for three consecutive years. To receive a Gold Trusted Service Award, businesses must have collected at least 50 reviews with a Feefo service rating of between 4.5 and 4.9 between 1st January 2022 and 31st December 2022.

Working with the Public Sector

Estate Research have been tracing next of kin for local authorities, NHS trusts and coroners for over 21 years.

The overarching mission within our public sector team has always been to contact next of kin as quickly as possible to inform them of an upcoming funeral and give them a chance to attend.

Estate Research also hosts a free bi-monthly Bereavement Services Zoom Forum open to all Local Authorities from across England and Wales.


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For further information about our services, contact the Private Client team at |

Tel: 01942 826 500


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