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The Law Society - Conveyancing

25

Aug

2016

Parkes Wilshire Johnson joins Certainty National Will Register

 

Parkes Wilshire Johnson has recently become a member of the Certainty National Registry of Wills to further protect our client’s interests, and will be offering all existing and new Will clients the opportunity to register their Wills with this service.

 

Why we are advising clients to register their Will

In a recent survey, 67% of people surveyed did not know where to find their parents’ Wills. Indeed tens of thousands of estates do fall into intestacy each year, which can cause emotional and financial turmoil for loved ones.

 

Although we keep a database of all the Wills which we hold, changing circumstances, moving to another area or simply the passage of time can sometimes make it difficult for beneficiaries to locate a Will. Registering your Will ensures that solicitors across the country can log the existence of Wills in a central place. This ensures that your Will is easily traceable by your beneficiaries and not overlooked.

 

What does the registry of Wills do?

  • The registry records that we hold your Will; no one there sees it, and we keep it here.
  • Following your death, the registry gives us details about anyone who is looking for your Will.
  • We answer the query if it is legitimate, but if not we ignore it, thus protecting both your privacy and your beneficiaries.

 

Regularly reviewing your Will and having it registered is one of the most important things that you can do for your loved ones. We would recommend that all clients review their Wills every four years to ensure that they accurately reflect the family, financial and legal situation with which they would seek to deal. Changes to the tax free allowances over the last few years have made this particularly important.To take advantage of this offer as either an existing or potential new Will client, simply contact either Lucy Thomas (lucy.thomas@pwjsolicitors.co.uk) at our Cockfosters office, or Judith Bleetman (judith.bleetman@pwjsolicitors.co.uk) at our new East Barnet office at 59 Church Hill Road, East Barnet, EN4 8SY. Our central telephone number above – 020 8441 1556 – will reach both offices

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