Corporate Tracing

Debtors, Missing Tenants, Beneficiaries, Absconders, Defence Witnesses


What is tracing?
The term ‘tracing’ is used to describe the process of locating an individuals current address, once an individual has moved properties or changed contact details it can be incredibly difficult to regain contact especially if that individual has a reason not to be found.

We often see situations where the individual is not making an attempt to hide, they have simply moved properties and systems haven’t been updated to reflect the changes; in other situations the individual has a reason not to be found which usually tends to be debt related.

In many situations the individual needs locating because they have either changed address or contact details and the system used to store those details has not been updated with the most recent information. We often find that people who fail to notify you of their address change have done so with the intention of making it difficult to find them and usually have a motive that is often debt related.

Our service is completely discrete and we will never make any attempt to contact the subject unless you have specifically requested we do so, we have helped companies recover thousands in bad debt by finding these individuals however tracing is not limited to locating gone away debtors.

Corporate Tracing

  • Absconders
  • Beneficiaries
  • Defence Witnesses
  • Missing Tenants
  • Previous Colleagues

Do not be deterred by a lack of information about your subject, through a combination of skill, determination and industry experience, we have successfully traced individuals using only the tiniest fragments of information.


Case Study

One of our clients had been named as the executor of an old friends estate, when the friend passed away our client was dealing with the will but was having trouble locating one of the beneficiaries that had been listed. He sent letters to the address but the post was returned saying that the individual had moved out of the property some years ago.

The client had the beneficiaries full name and a previous address but did not have a date of birth or any idea where they may have moved to, using the information he had we ran various searches and couldn’t find anything more recent than an address we found they were present at approximately 5 years ago.

We looked at the possible options and did some searches to see who was resident at the address with them 5 years ago when we noticed that a tenant under a different name with the same date of birth was also linked to the property at the same time. We followed the trail under the new name and were able to locate a new address for our potential beneficiary.

If you are trying to find somebody who has recently gone missing the first thing you should do is report it to the police and the Missing Persons Website
We spoke to our client and found out that he knew the beneficiary had family in that city and was likely it could be them but would like us to visit the property in order to confirm that we had the correct address before sending any more paperwork to them.

We made a visit to the address and after speaking to the tenant found out that they had changed their name by deed poll after a divorce and didn’t want to take her maiden name. She showed us documentation to prove that she was indeed the beneficiary we had been trying to locate and agreed to contact our client to discuss the will. We left her the contact details and she was able to contact our client who arranged a meeting to discuss the estate and inheritance.


  • Incredibly discrete, still can't work out how they managed to get the results without being spotted. Very impressed.

    VS, West Dulwich

  • I work 6 days a week so it was very handy that the investigators were willing to carry out the bug sweep on a Sunday

    CC, Clapham

  • When one of our staff members suffered a simple injury at work we did not think much of it, a month or so later the employee's symptoms seemed to take a turn for the worse and she claimed that the company was at fault for not not conducting thorough enough safety tests. There was no CCTV at the scene of the accident so it was going to be a difficult case to prove but we received a tip from another employee that she had been seen out of work showing no signs of injury. We spoke to an investigator to ask for some advice initially, they explained what they felt would be necessary based on previous similar cases and we decided to go ahead. The job was completed very quickly and ultimately the reports were used to resolve the injury claim, we were particularly impressed with the discrete invoicing as we did not want to discuss the issue with the accounts department until it had been resolved.

    LK, Croydon