Certainty – the national Will Register & Search Service


Pinney Talfourd is pleased to confirm its subscription to Certainty, the National Will Register and Will Search Service.  
 Certainty is the National Will Register and Will Search Service and can be used by the legal profession, charities, financial institutions and the public, to register and search for missing Wills.

The purpose of Certainty is to ensure that a person’s Will is not overlooked, lost or untraced following his or her death, and as a result helps to make sure, as far as possible, that a Will is administered in accordance with the deceased’s wishes.

Why use Certainty?

Certainty provides a recommended and accredited search process that searches for registered and unregistered Wills in order to identify if a Will (or later Will) exists. Registering your Will with Certainty ensures that your Will can be found and your final wishes carried out. Such a search reduces the risk of distributing an estate incorrectly.

Certainty only records the location of where your Will was made and stored. Certainty does not store a copy of your Will and the contents are not visible to anyone. The existence of your Will is only disclosed after confirmation of your death has been received therefore protecting you and your beneficiaries.

Further Benefits for You

Certainty provides us with an effective system to manage Wills and enables us to profile our clients accordingly therefore helping us to keep in touch with you and provide you with details of services and developments relevant to you.

More information

If you would like more information on this service please contact a member of our Wills, Trusts, Tax and Probate Department who will be happy to discuss this in more detail. Call 01708 229 444 or email mail@pinneytalfourd.co.uk

This article was written by Emma Thorpe, an Associate Solicitor in our Wills, Trusts, Tax and Probate Department at Pinney Talfourd Solicitors. This article is only intended to provide a general summary and does not constitute legal advice. Specific legal advice should be taken on each individual matter. This article is based on the law as at April 2016.


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