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How we help solicitors

Tracing next of kin

Hoopers have been working successfully in support of the legal profession since 1923, tracing next of kin effectively and confidentially.

Eliminate your risk

In the last 100 years, we've faced and overcome almost every challenge that probate work can present, so we have a good appreciation of the issues that you may be facing.

Hoopers may be able to help you to deal with these issues, reducing your caseload with a thorough and accurate service, delivered by skilled practitioners.

A unique and specialist service

Sometimes working even with the most scant details, Hoopers' trained genealogists can identify next of kin from across the globe, supporting all findings with fully documented family trees.

In addition to all our standard probate services, we can also offer the following:

  • Free Administrator Searches, giving your firm the opportunity to be instructed on cases that might otherwise be passed to the Government Legal Department, Bona Vacantia Division. We will locate a statutory heir to act as Administrator at no cost to you or the estate.

  • We can also obtain Missing Beneficiary Indemnity Policies following completion of an investigation or where you have instructed us to verify the deceased’s next of kin.

  • Document searches. We can search worldwide for certificates of birth, marriage and death, as well as wills and a variety of other legal documents. 

  • Proof of title to property and assets.

  • Will search and missing will insurance.

Free consultation

We're happy to offer free, no obligation consultations.

Simply call us on +44 (0) 20 7490 3908 or email us at to talk about any current or future needs.

Our experienced team is able to offer advice on most probate-related matters.