Grafton are specialists in finding unknown or missing beneficiaries, when someone dies without making a will, or the person who is entitled to their assets, can’t be found.


If we’ve got in touch

We may have contacted you because you could be entitled to a share of an unclaimed estate. Our main goal at Grafton is to identify legitimate beneficiaries. We have helped many people in your situation, and we know how unexpected this news can be.

If we've got in touch with you, it means there are strong grounds for thinking you have a legitimate claim. Our established reputation in successfully tracing beneficiaries for many years has earned us the trust and respect of the legal profession.


You can be assured of our complete professionalism and total confidentiality in every aspect of your case. We're here to help and answer any questions you may have by email or phone.

No Charges

If you don't receive an inheritance, you won't be charged anything. We never ask for advance payment, and if the estate comes to nothing, you won't pay anything either.

Your questions answered

We understand that you may have some concerns and questions, and we're here to provide you with all the information you need to feel confident in our services.

We only contact potential beneficiaries after identifying an unclaimed estate or asset in which we believe they may be entitled to a share. We will not ask you to undertake any work or incur any expenses to prove your entitlement. You will only need to pay us the agreed fee if and when you receive a share of the estate. We are confident in our ability to prove your entitlement, and we would not waste your time or ours if we were not.

We only approach potential beneficiaries after careful research, and we are confident that you have an entitlement. However, in the unlikely event that circumstances change, and this isn’t the case, you will not be liable to us or anyone else for any fees or expenses whatsoever.

Rest assured that our fee is always based on a fixed percentage of whatever you receive. It cannot ever come to more than the inheritance you receive, so you can be sure that you will receive the majority of your entitlement.

The estate is administered and distributed by independent and highly experienced probate Solicitors who have a professional duty to ensure that it is done properly for the benefit of the heirs. They will send estate accounts for approval to all heirs before the estate can be distributed. Once the administration is complete, they will send your inheritance to you. Grafton is not involved in the administration and distribution of the estate; our task is only to identify the heirs and provide supporting documents and research to the estate administrator.

No, the solicitors who finalise the administration and distribution of the estate are paid out of the estate, not by you personally. We highly recommend choosing a firm of solicitors from our specially selected panel of independent firms. All these firms are fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), so you can be assured of their expertise and professionalism. In the unlikely event that the estate is insolvent or if you are disinherited for any reason, such as the will leaving the estate to others, or closer family members being discovered, there will be no legal fees payable whatsoever. You will never be held personally liable or have to pay funds directly to any of our panel of solicitors. 

No, we are delighted to recommend firms of solicitors based on our long-standing relationships with them, as well as their professionalism, expertise, and cost-effective solutions. It's important to note that we do not charge any referral fees to our recommended firms, so you can be confident that our recommendations are solely based on your needs and interests. We strive to provide you with warm and friendly service, and we introduce you to the firms that we believe are the best fit for you. You are welcome to contact them to confirm that our approach is genuine.

While you are welcome to nominate your own solicitor, please keep in mind that you may have to pay their fees from your own funds, regardless of the outcome. We believe that our selected panel of solicitors is the best choice for ensuring a smooth and hassle-free administration process.

We understand that you're eager to receive your inheritance, but it's difficult to predict exactly when you'll receive it. On average, it takes about a year from the time we first contact you to the time when the estate can be distributed. However, this can vary depending on the complexity of the estate and other factors. Rest assured that we will keep you informed of our progress, and you are welcome to contact us for updates at any time.

The estate of a deceased person consists of all their assets, whatever form they may take. Common assets include bank accounts or a property such as a flat or house. Sometimes there are shares, antiques, or other valuable items. Any assets not in the form of money have to be sold by the Administrators so that their cash value can be realized. Our fee is calculated based on the sum of money that a beneficiary receives.

If you reside in the UK or European Union, you will be liable to pay VAT on our fee at the current standard rate. However, if you are resident outside the European Union, you are not liable to pay VAT on our fee.

At Grafton, we are committed to protecting your personal data and abiding by the UK Data Protection laws enforced by the Information Commissioner. Rest assured that any personal data you provide to us will only be used to identify your entitlement to a share of an unclaimed estate or asset. We will not use your data for any marketing purposes, and we will never sell or give it to any other business or organization.

If you are agreeable to proceed simply sign the attached paperwork and return it to us in the enclosed SAE, nothing else is required at this stage. On receipt of this we will submit a fully documented report on your behalf in order to establish your entitlement. If you have any questions at all, please call us on 0208 875 1230

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