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Posted 04 September, 2020 9:41:09
How do I know if my relative left a will? And how do I get a copy?
By David Wedgwood, Partner at Anthony Gold and listed specialist in the Certainty Contentious Probate Hub & Area

When a person dies, their Will can be one of the most important documents they leave behind. It will set out who they appoint as executor to carry out their wishes, and how they want their assets to be distributed. It can also...
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Posted 04 September, 2020 8:21:56
Due diligence leads to correct Beneficiaries inheriting from an estate
When Estate Research were approached by a solicitor firm who believed that the deceased had died intestate and needed their help in locating the beneficiaries of an estate. Dominic Hendry, Head of Private Client at Estate Research recommended that a Certainty Will Search should be conducted first to confirm that there was no Will that the Deceased...
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Posted 28 August, 2020 10:38:53
Understanding Mental Capacity and Protecting Vulnerable Clients
By Rebecca Brown, Director and mental capacity specialist at Hugh Jones Solicitors

The role of a Court of Protection firm is to support vulnerable people; particularly those with a mental incapacity, their families and their advisers.

Working within the framework of the Mental Capacity Act, lawyers in this field work hard to...
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Posted 21 August, 2020 8:23:57
The signs of Contentious Probate and why a specialist is needed
By Mark Terrar, Partner at Meridian Private Client LLP, and listed specialist in the Certainty Contentious Probate Hub & Area

What is Contentious Probate?

Contentious Probate can be defined as a dispute arising out of someone’s estate after they have passed away.

There has in recent years been a considerable build-u...
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Posted 14 August, 2020 11:14:53
Certainty Will Search Wins Probate Work
Lawson West Solicitors are a firm who have been providing legal advice to the people of Leicestershire and beyond for over 40 years, they have been members of Certainty the National Will Register since 2016. Victoria Jones, Director of the Probate and Wills department at the firm explains how a Certainty Will Search notification led to Lawson West...
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Posted 07 August, 2020 10:22:09
Certainty Will Search - Providing confidence during Contentious Probate claims
By James McMullan, Partner at RIAA Barker Gillette, and listed specialist in the Certainty Contentious Probate Hub & Area

When James McMullan, Partner at RIAA Barker Gillette, and listed specialist in the Certainty Contentious Probate Hub & Area, was dealing with a Contentious Probate claim, one of the first steps that he suggested that...
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