Inheritance Tracing 

 Serving both the public and private sector 


Taylor&Emmet LLP have a specialist team serving both the public and private sector in all matters relating to inheritance and asset tracing.

Working alongside our trusted partners in this field, we have extensive experience of assisting local authorities, housing associations, care providers, hospitals and funeral directors in locating next of kin and administering intestate estates.

Sadly, around two thirds of the population die intestate and some will have all lost contact with their family. This creates a problem for the local authority or the individual who may be tasked with the responsibility of having to arrange the funeral and attempting to locate the next of kin. As well as the administrative and financial burden of arranging a Public Health funeral, a time-consuming referral to the Government Legal Department may also be necessary.

Our Inheritance Tracing team offer a more efficient and cost-effective solution.



"Over the past few months Ben has been dealing with my father's estate, having died intestate in 2005. I would like his managers to know, how personable and helpful he has been, nothing was too much trouble, and he was always available to answer questions etc. He was a credit to your firm and you should be proud to have him represent you in these matters."

Mr G Scholes

"Taylor & Emmett Solicitors and staff are exceptional in dealing with even the most complex probate and property related cases and are extremely dedicated and meticulous in their preparation and presentation. There is an outstanding focus on client care and ensuring that advice and support is always available."

Local authority empty homes consultant

"The Charity has worked with Ben Brown and Taylor & Emmet on a number of matters. Ben is incredibly knowledgeable, professional, helpful, and patient. He always provides information in a timely manner and explains any issues in a clear and understandable way. The value of working with a solicitor with this approach cannot be understated, especially for a large organisation. I would have no hesitation in instructing the firm again or recommending both Ben and Taylor&Emmet to others."

Legacy department, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

"Thank you for all your support during my journey as executor. You pointed me in the right direction on numerous occasions. You were always patient, polite and available whenever I needed your advice. I cannot stress enough how much easier you made my role. Many thanks."

Mrs Cundy

"Ben Brown at Taylor Emmett provides an outstanding service to Estate Research and our clients, which we would highly recommend to others. He deals with probate matters extremely efficiently, thoroughly, and treats even the most sensitive of cases with the upmost professionalism.”

Leading UK Genealogist

“Ben Brown at Taylor Emmett solicitors never fails to deliver an excellent service and is always happy to help. He is professional, efficient and always deals with sensitive matters in a patient and understanding manner. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services.”

Leading UK Genealogist

““n over a decade of working in the probate field, Taylor Emmet stand out as being one of the most decent, trustworthy, thorough and beyond helpful, solicitors I have ever had the pleasure of working with. No request has ever been too great or small whether that be a complex, sometimes contentious case or simply seeking a bit of advice for ourselves or for one of our clients. Taylor Emmet go the extra mile to assist and provide an excellent service. We regularly receive very positive feedback from our clients who have gone on to use Taylor Emmet’s services.”

Leading UK Genealogist

Case Study

Empty property and missing person

We recently acted for the family of a young gentleman (‘Mr G’) who sadly went missing in 2000, never to be seen again. Mr G disappeared in unexplained circumstances, leaving his car abandoned with his keys, phone and diary locked inside...


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We have legal experts near you

If you are interested in understanding how Taylor&Emmet can help you with inheritance tracing then please contact:

Ben Brown

Ben Brown

Associate - Wills & Probate

Tel: 0114 218 4054

Email Ben

Office: Sheffield