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MISSING BENEFICIARIES IN ESTATES - TRACING MISSING INDIVIDUALS

Heirline traces people who may learn something to their advantage if they can only be found. Their Principal, Neil Allan, M.A., LL.B, N.P., I.A.C., is also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. He is a former Scottish solicitor recently retired from a large law firm. A resident in the north east of Scotland, he specialised in private client matters. Law and practice on the administration of estates is familiar to him. He also is a contributor to law publications and is an examiner for the Society of Trust and Executry Practitioners in Scotland. The business is for tracing missing beneficiaries under the name Heirline – easy to remember. Neil’s professional background and transparent charging structure should enable lawyers to instruct Heirline with confidence.

Heirline is a service for the legal profession specifically for tracing of missing beneficiaries in executries. It is for cases where the deceased person had a Scottish domicile. Most cases will be where there is no Will. In fewer cases, the person missing may be a beneficiary named in a Will: it then is a matter of locating that individual rather than identifying who they are.

Most law firms from time to time need to trace beneficiaries. The tracing of missing persons has undergone a substantial, but still incomplete, revolution in the last few years as a result of information being indexed on the internet, including English records and some records abroad. Heirline saves having to know how to carry out a full search or subscription to expensive databases that may not produce the answer.