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Case Study: Roche Legal

• By admin-account on September 9th, 2020 •

The Financial Profile Service proved a valuable tool confirming the presence of known accounts, as well as helping identify some previously unknown.

Roche Legal are an awarding winning boutique firm of specialist private client solicitors helping families and business throughout Yorkshire plan for the future. Rachel Roche embraces technology to implement innovative approaches which place clients at the heart of the firm.

Roche Legal were appointed as sole Executors, and the deceased having no living family left his estate to charities and friends. Having undertaken a search of the property and personal papers to determine the estate accounts, but in the absence of close family Roche Legal sought to supplement enquiries with a robust due diligence solution. Instructing Estatesearch to undertake their Financial Profile Service and help investigate the estate to mitigate against the potential risk of missed assets or liabilities.

The Financial Profile Service proved a valuable tool confirming the presence of known accounts, as well as helping identify some previously unknown. The Credits & Liabilities Search was returned within 48 hours providing efficient access to estate information, while helping to identify a live Credit Card account with the Bank of Ireland/Post Office. This enable subsequent enquiries to ensure the account was closed and no further debt could be secured against the estate.

The final Report also provided peace of mind to both Executors and the charitable beneficiaries that all estate accounts had been identified, readily demonstrating all due diligence undertaken and helping protect against any future unforeseen costs associated with missed assets or liabilities.

Rachel Roche, Director at Roche Legal, said “We use the Financial Profile Service when appointed as Executors to help us clearly demonstrate we’ve met all our statutory duties. The report is clear and easy to use, helping us quickly make targeted additional enquiries to secure estate assets when required.”


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