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Posted 25 March, 2019 11:47:58
Why make life difficult at a difficult time?
When Dr Peters approached his local solicitor with a copy of his wife’s 1982 Will, he was informed that he would need to try and find the original before he could apply for a Grant of Probate.

Dr Peters comments: “As I had a copy of the Will, I was aware of the solicitors that had previously written my wife’s Will. I made contact and fou...
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Posted 06 March, 2019 15:57:05
What Solicitors Say About Discovering The Existence Of An Unknown Will…
Over the last 18 months we have regularly reported on a number of the many thousands of Wills that are found following a Certainty Will Search.

These searches are implemented by solicitors who never assume that they are holding or have been presented with the last Will to distribute the estate with, nor that a Will does not exist, even...
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Posted 28 February, 2019 12:33:26
Solicitors, Will Writing Professionals and their Clients: Easy Prey and Rich Pickings
A recent webinar hosted by the National Will Register addressed the risks Solicitors and Will writing professionals exposed themselves to when communicating via email with clients.

A key point of relevance in relation to the hot topic of GDPR is that many such communications will contain sensitive information and, in some cases, even in...
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Posted 13 February, 2019 10:52:03
An Unknown Risk to the Estate?
Potentially unbeknown to a solicitor distributing an estate or who has already done so, people known to the deceased will undertake their own investigations if they feel something is untoward surrounding the way in which the estate is being, or was, distributed.

In 2018 there was an increase in the lay person using Certainty Will Search....
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Posted 11 February, 2019 10:35:41
26 Firms with One Thing in Common
Q. What do all the following firms have in common?

Ridley & Hall Legal Ltd • Myerson Solicitors LLP • RIAA Barker Gillette
• Shoosmiths LLP • Hill Dickinson LLP • Stephen Gisby & Co • TWM Solicitors LLP • Gard & Co • Anthony Gold Solicitors • Grant Saw Solicitors • Freeths
• Kitsons LLP • Hodge Jones & Allen • Gedye and Sons...
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Posted 06 February, 2019 13:01:05
2018 A Year in Review – The National Will Register
2018 signified over a decade of service provision to the Wills and Probate Profession by the National Will Register. It was another progressive year where the number of Wills registered again grew significantly and the amount of unknown Wills being discovered through a Certainty Will Search also increased and continued to provide unprecedented prot...
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