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The National Will Register’s free will registration month ends on Friday 4 June

Certainty National Will Register [1]Law firms have until Friday 4 June to express their interest in registering their clients’ wills and existing will bank on The National Will Register [2] at no cost.

The National Will Register provides will registration and a will search service that protects law firms, testators, executors and beneficiaries each and every day. There are over 8.9 million wills registered in the system which continues to grow daily, thanks to law firms and their clients registering wills to avoid complications following a death.

The National Will Register provides future clarity that a will exists and identifies the last will to avoid distribution using an old will that has been superseded.

In 2020, 20% of estates that used a Certainty will search prior to distribution found an unknown will. The search prevented incorrect estate distribution, either by locating a later will which revoked the will being used or the estate was believed to be intestate and a will existed.

Mander Hadley, a firm located in Coventry and Kenilworth has incorporated will registration into their will writing process. David Webb, Head of Wills, Probate and Older Client Services at Mander Hadley comments: “Virtually everyone to whom we explain about The National Will Register is very happy to allow the details of their will to be registered because there is no disadvantage in doing so and access to this facility is a reason to use our will preparation services as opposed to the firm next door. It is added value. From our perspective the registration process is fast and slick; we have found it user-friendly.”

Will registration offers a variety of benefits to yourself, your firm and your clients:

Free will registration month is running until Friday 4 June, you can register your clients’ wills that were made prior to May 2021 and your existing will bank for free on The National Will Register. To express your interest and to begin registering your clients’ wills, call 0330 100 3660 or email enquiries@certainty.co.uk [3]