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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.

See also our pages on drafting a will and contesting a will.

To make an appointment to speak to one of our experts, Dagmara Kulczykowska, Ivone Joaquim, Catrina Saracino or Zak Barnaville, please call on 01908 689341 or contact us.


What our clients say:

“Dagmara took all the stress and strain of sorting wills and probate at what was a difficult time.  We couldn’t have done it without her. Excellent”. Clare Dragisic

For more information about how we can help, you can read testimonials from our private client services clients

The Private Client Services Team

  • Dagmara Kulczykowska Partner
    Private Client Services 01908 689341
    Dagmara 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.


  • Ivone Joaquim Senior Associate
    Private Client Services 01908 689337
    Ivone is a Legal Executive in the Private Client Services Department and is able to advise in a range of matters relating to the administration of estates, Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship application.


  • Zak Barnaville Paralegal
    Private Client Services 01908 689376
    Zak is a highly motivated and experienced Paralegal who works in the Private Client Services team assisting with Estate Administration, Court of Protection, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Wills.


  • Catrina Saracino Solicitor
    Private Client Services 01908 689327
    Catrina is a Solicitor working within the Private Client Services team. Catrina specialises in drafting Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, and the administration of Estates/Probate.


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