1. Your father will have made his will with a solicitor, so this solicitor will have a copy of the will. So, you should check with your father's solicitor or whatever solicitor he may have used to make this will as, the solicitor will have a copy of it. So, you should check among all the solicitors your father might have used to make the will. In this way, you will circumvent your sister attempting to hide the will.
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3. This is not correct. The solicitor will have kept a copy for his own records. If the solicitor did not keep a copy, it would constitute professional negligence on the part of the solicitor so the solicitor will always keep a copy of his client's will. The client will not have the only copy.
My name is ***** ***** I have been a solicitor for more than 35 years
I shall try and give you some useful advice
I need to know which part of the Uk you are in, and what is the extent of your late father's estate
What assets did your father have and who actually prepared the Will?
Have you searched the house?
When did your father die?
Who else was aware of the Will?