The National Will Register

09 October, 2018 15:13:30

Purely Precautionary Measure to Provide Added Protection

Biscoes is a very longstanding law firm established over 160 years ago and a member of Certainty the National Will Register. Committed to the provision of a traditional and locally based legal service providing first class service throughout their seven offices, they also have a 21st Century approach to best practice and risk management!

In a recent probate matter, acting as joint Executor, they were fairly sure that they held the last Will. However Biscoes take steps to ensure every base is covered and everyone is protected when distributing an estate by not making assumptions on which is the last Will.

Liyen Edin, Solicitor, Biscoes comments; “We were in possession of a 2015 Will for the deceased prior to our Certainty Will Search however needed to ensure that this was the last Will, and no later Will existed before proceeding to distribute the estate. As joint Executor we felt it was important to conduct a Certainty Will Search ensuring that all available steps had been taken to protect ourselves and our client, and ultimately the estate.”
Another Certainty member responded to the search to state that they had written a Will for the deceased but that Will pre-dated the Will that Biscoes had subsequently written and were holding.

Liyen continues; “After the Will Search revealed an earlier Will, we were confident that we held the last Will of the deceased. This allowed us to distribute the estate to the sole beneficiary, a significant amount, which we were confident was going to the rightful person. We were holding a Will that some may deem recent, only being written in 2015, however as best practice, and the solicitor responsible for ensuring the estate was distributed correctly, conducting a Certainty Will Search provided us with the added protection and knowledge that we had done everything to prove that it was the last Will.”

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