The National Will Register


Need Probate?

If you are in the unfortunate position of having to distribute an estate and require a probate provider please look at the 'Write a Will' page for a list of firms in your area. Alternatively please do not hesitate to 'Contact Us' and we can forward a list of probate Practitioners for you to select from.

An important note if you are about to distribute and estate

Executors, administrators, beneficiaries and law firms do not always know whether a Will exists and who holds the most up-to-date version. Checking for the existence of a registered Will or a Will that has not been registered is essential prior to the distribution of an estate. Performing a Certainty Will search offers great protection should a Will or newer Will appear after distribution that affects the way in which the estate should have been distributed.

Do not proceed with Probate without a Will search.

As an Executor or Administrator you have the legal authority, responsibility and duty to distribute the deceased’s estate and can be held financially responsible for any mistakes made through any breach of duty.

Even if you are sure you hold the last Will or that a Will was not made, a low cost Will search provides great protection even if you feel it unlikely that a Will or newer Will would appear after distribtuion.

Further Helpful Information

You may also find our Bereavement Guide found on the 'What To Do When Someone Dies' page useful.

Please also see the 'Useful Resources' page for other organisations and business that may be able to help you.