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Certainty, the National Will Register
When someone dies, it’s surprisingly common for family members to be unsure if they made a Will, let alone know where it is stored. A missing Will can cause your family worry, stress and problems when dealing with your estate. Certainty is the only UK Register of Wills, and its main objective is to ensure that your Will can be quickly and easily located by your family when it is needed – and not overlooked, lost or untraced.
Your Will can be registered confidentially with Certainty and your personal details are never released to anyone. Once this has been done, you will receive a certificate which contains a unique registration number. This can be stored in your personal papers at home, where it can be found by those who need the Will – such as a next of kin, Executor or beneficiary.
Using the certificate and the registration number, a search can be made for the Will document – which will be stored in our strong room. We are notified that someone has made a search for the Will and we then contact them to establish communication.
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The Private Client Services Team
Dagmara Kulczykowska Partner
Private Client Services 01908 689341Dagmara is Head of the Department and has many years of experience in all aspects of private client work. Dagmara’s strengths are working with families on very sensitive and emotive matters, providing them with specialist legal advice. She ensures clients are supported but also advised clearly and comprehensively on the legal issue(s) at hand so that they can make an informed decision.
Amye Aris Solicitor
Private Client Services 01908 689317Amye is part of the Private Client Services Team and advises on all aspects of Private Client work in a range of matters relating to the administration of estates, Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship applications. Amye also has residential property experience.
Karen Ward Senior Private Client Executive
Private Client Services 01908 689374Karen is a Senior Private Client Executive and Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals. Karen joined Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors in October 2018 having worked in the Private Client sector since 1997 for solicitors and banking institutions.