Fee Types Explained

Contingency

“No win/ no fee”: commission basis agreed directly with each beneficiary on an individual basis.

Finder’s Fee

“No win/ no fee” agreed with the personal representative(s).

Fixed Fee

Fee and timescale set prior to agreement.

Budget

Budget set out from the start. If further research is required we seek authorisation.

Risk

We accept the risk. No charge to you regardless of the time, effort and resources spent on the case.

Risk

We accept the risk: no charge to you come what may. 

Risk

We accept the risk that the research may be more onerous than initial projections.

Risk

Risk is shared. In the unlikely event that the research requirements exceed our projections we will suggest a new working budget for the next stage of research.

Benefit

No win, no fee, no direct cost to the solicitors, beneficiaries agree the fees minimising risk of complaints to solicitors.

Benefit

No win no fee: if we locate no additional beneficiaries then we receive no fee but still provide a report and a quotation for MBI. Lower fees than contingency.

Benefit

Control over fees and timescale

Benefit

Cheaper option where we are paid on an hourly basis for completing individual research tasks. Best suited to low value cases.

Disbursement Costs

On us.

Disbursement Costs

On us.

Disbursement Costs

On you.

Disbursement Costs

On you.

Recommended Use

When seeking an administrator.

Bona vacantia cases where there is no known kin.

Particularly complex &/ or international cases.

Recommended Use

Intestate or testate estates where an Administrator is in place but where there are potentially missing beneficiaries. Particularly complex cases or cases where there are overseas elements.

Recommended Use

Where certainty, in terms of fee(s), and timetable is of paramount concern.

Recommended Use

Large complex cases and for research with an overseas element.

Contingency

“No win/ no fee”: commission basis agreed directly with each beneficiary on an individual basis.

Risk

We accept the risk: no charge to you regardless of the time, effort and resources spent on the case.

Benefit

No win, no fee, no direct cost to the solicitors, beneficiaries agree the fees minimising risk of complaints to solicitors.

Disbursement Costs

On us.

Recommended Use

Administrator: Search

Bona vacantia cases, i.e. intestate cases where there is no known kin.

Particularly complex cases or cases where there are overseas elements.

Where particular expediency is required.

Finder’s Fee

“No win/ no fee” agreed with the personal representatives of the estate.

Risk

We accept the risk: no charge to you. Due to the relatively lower risk to Kin Resolution this option is often better value than contingency but is still no win / no fee.

Benefit

No win no fee: if we locate no additional beneficiaries then we receive no fee but still provide a report and a quotation for MBI. Lower fees than contingency.

Disbursement Costs

On us.

Recommended Use

Intestate or testate estates where an Administrator is in place but where there are potentially missing beneficiaries. Particularly complex cases or cases where there are overseas elements.

Fixed Fee & Fixed Timescale

Fee and timescale set prior to agreement.

Risk

We accept the risk that the research may be more onerous than initial projections.

Benefit

Control over fees and timescale

Disbursement Costs

On you.

Recommended Use

Where certainty, in terms of fee(s), and timetable is of paramount concern.

Budget

Budget set out from the start. If further research is required we seek authorisation.

Risk

Risk is shared. In the unlikely event that the research requirements exceed our projections we will suggest a new working budget for the next stage of research.

Benefit

Cheaper option where we are paid on an hourly basis for completing individual research tasks, particularly beneficial on low value cases.

Disbursement Costs

On you.

Recommended Use

Large complex cases and for research with an overseas element.

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