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Why should you Will Search first?

Chess strategy is concerned with the evaluation of chess positions and with setting up goals and long-term plans for the future play. Every move has a consequence on the final position. To a degree, this is similar to distributing an estate. For many ...

Extract from the Law Society’s Probate Practitioner’s Handbook

16.22 MISSING WILLS (Page 273) It can be difficult to discover whether there is a will and, if so, where it is located. PRs run the risk of distributing an estate on the basis of an intestacy when there is, in fact, a will. It is possible to regist ...

Lexis Nexis & PLC issue new Will Search Practice Notes

Lexis Nexis and Practical Law Company have issued Guidance and Practice Notes to now include Certainty Will search. Both Notes outline the steps and procedures a practitioner should undertake to avoid negligence when distributing an estate. Key risk ...

Searching makes total sense

Ian Lane, a partner specialising in private client practice at DAC Beachcroft's Fetter Lane, London office, suggested that not to check Certainty for the location of a missing Will would amount to “professional negligence in view of the number ...

Certainty Will search Brilliant

Simon Shaffer is the Senior Partner at Moerans Solicitors. Over the past 125 years Moerans has grown as a vibrant family firm. Moerans combines traditional values with the latest technology, offering a reliable service designed to be cost effective, ...

Certainty provide Will search with COLP advice line

COLPs and COFAs are now in place to assist in the management of risk and reporting failures where they occur. If you use Certainty Will Search when distributing an intestate estate or when an old Will is presented you are protecting, your firm and y ...

Searching to bring PII premiums down

For many years Certainty’s members had commented on the cost of PII. This year approximately 85% of PII providers included Certainty Will search on their proposal form. Certainty Will search demonstrates risk management during the estate admini ...

Will Found Probate Won

Certainty Will Search continues to produce probate work for law firms who have written and hold Wills, where family members and lay PRs are unaware if a Will was written or not and are also unaware if a Will is held a law firm's office. This can be b ...