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Posted 12 December, 2018 12:23:00
The fascinating case of Alexander Wilson: A Contentious Probate perspective
Actress Ruth Wilson is currently appearing on our screens playing her own grandmother, Alison Wilson, telling the story of her life with her husband, Alexander Wilson, and discoveries made about his life after his death. The programme is based on Alison Wilson’s memoirs and is a fascinating story of bigamy, secret lives and multiple families. They...
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Posted 10 December, 2018 15:18:45
A Will made in the Silver Jubilee prevents intestacy
Every day Certainty Will Search prevents estates being distributed incorrectly because an unknown Will exists. In the majority of cases these Wills are unknown to the client and the professional dealing with the estate and without any indication that they exist.

In the below probate, two Wills were known about, a homemade Will and a Will...
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Posted 19 November, 2018 10:40:59
When Best Practice in Will Writing & Probate Reside Side-by-Side
In a recent Certainty Will Search find, best practice prevailed to provide the client with protection and peace of mind.

Victoria Wadsworth, Legal Secretary, Wadsworth Solicitors, a highly reputable family-run solicitors and members of Certainty the National Will Register tells us: “When the executor of the estate approached us, they alr...
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Posted 09 November, 2018 15:14:39
Solved in 60 Seconds - Lost Will, closed law firm, right recommendation
Mr Robinson comments: “When my uncle passed away, we were holding a copy of a 1989 Will. Due to lots of family dynamics and circumstances changing since then, we wanted to check that there wasn’t a later Will before applying for probate. If this was the last Will we also needed to locate the original – the firm who wrote the Will were no longer in...
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Posted 08 November, 2018 10:01:55
Legal Winners use Certainty the National Will Register
The British Wills and Probate Awards 2018 took place in October. The awards recognised the successes of those in the Wills and Probate sector. The award ceremony was hosted by Broadcaster and journalist Jennie Bond and lived up to all expectations. The event was a sell-out making it a definite fixture for the legal awards calendar.

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Posted 25 October, 2018 12:17:45
Why Professionals are Aware of the Unknown
Treethorpe is a leading firm of professional forensic genealogists and researchers, tracing heirs and beneficiaries to deceased estates.

Jonathan Dattani, Team Leader and Senior Case Manager at Treethorpe explains the case: “Treethorpe were referred this case from a Local Authority who believed that the estate was an intestacy matter. A...
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