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 risks in relation to this area of work which Certainty resolve include; not proving the most recent and valid Will, distributing the estate under an intestacy where a Will exists but adequate steps have not been taken to find it and not making beneficiaries, administrators or executors aware of their options to check that they are distributing the correct Will.