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Re-boot your Probate Practice in 2017

We are delighted to welcome Gill Steel, Private Client Specialist, LawSkills, who will be presenting the next instalment of Certainty Expert Webinar. The webinar is taking place on Thursday 25th May at 1:00pm and the title is Re-boot your Probate Practice in 2017.

May 3rd, 2017 | Comments Off on Re-boot your Probate Practice in 2017

Why Probate & Conveyancing Make Good Fellow Bedfellow

We are delighted to welcome Rob Hailstone of Bold Legal Group. Rob will be hosting this month’s webinar – Why Probate & Conveyancing Make Good Fellow Bedfellow

April 24th, 2017 | Comments Off on Why Probate & Conveyancing Make Good Fellow Bedfellow

Unregistered Will Find Report

One in every ten Will searches by Certainty results in a Will being found where one was thought never to have been written or the Will being used to distribute the estate had been superceded by the newer found Will.

April 10th, 2017 | Comments Off on Unregistered Will Find Report

A Day in the Life of Certainty Will Search

Below are three Will finds taken from one day in February 2017. Will Find 1 (Next of Kin, not sure if a Will exists) Searcher: Member of the public searching for mother’s Will. Will Found: Conducted a Will Search, resulting in a match at firm H****& ****, members of Certainty the National Will Register.

March 16th, 2017 | Comments Off on A Day in the Life of Certainty Will Search

Undue Influence & Wills – the Solicitor’s Perspective

We are delighted to welcome Tom Dumont of Radcliffe Chambers. Tom is one of the most in-demand juniors at the Chancery Bar. He has been Advocate of the Year at STEP’s Private Client Awards is one of the Lawyer’s Hot 100, Charities and not for profit – Barrister of the Year 2016 by Lawyer Monthly, and is among City Wealth’s Most Highly Regarded Figures in Private Wealth Management. He is equally at home in court, or advising clients.

March 15th, 2017 | Comments Off on Undue Influence & Wills – the Solicitor’s Perspective

I hope he is not in my grandmother’s Will

When the grandson’s beloved grandmother sadly passed away this month, the grandson had to bring together her paperwork and systematically work through the next steps. But where was the Will? He could not find it in all of her personal paperwork, yet he knew one existed. In fact, she gave him a copy for safe keeping! Searching through his own paperwork, it became more and more apparent that his recent house move meant some documents had gone missing. Time was pressing on.

February 27th, 2017 | Comments Off on I hope he is not in my grandmother’s Will

Will registration real milestones reached

Since its inception in 2006, Certainty the National Will Register has worked in partnership with legal professionals to provide peace of mind to testators, executors and beneficiaries throughout the UK. Nearly a decade on, through the continued support of the legal profession, Certainty has established a National Will Register and is working towards ensuring that unknown or untraceable Wills are a thing of the past.

February 14th, 2017 | Comments Off on Will registration real milestones reached

When one will search finds two wills for the deceased

The law firm in question conduct a Certainty Will Search for every estate they are instructed on and in every situation. They are therefore used to finding the unknown, unfound and occasionally the unexpected.

February 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on When one will search finds two wills for the deceased

Certainty Expert Webinar: Mental capacity – Understanding The 2 Stage Test

Certainty The National Will Register are delighted to welcome Tim Farmer, Founder of TSF who will be presenting the next instalment of Certainty Expert Webinar: Mental Capacity – Understanding The Stage 2 Test on Tuesday 28 February 2017 at 12pm.

February 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Certainty Expert Webinar: Mental capacity – Understanding The 2 Stage Test

The (expensive) case of the missing Will

A man walks into a solicitor’s office. He presents respectably – suit, tie, polished shoes and briefcase, from which he extracts proof of his own identity and certificates to show that his mother (whose only child he claims to be) has recently died.

February 18th, 2013 | No Comments »