Solicitors are refusing to apply for the Grant of Probate in respect of a copy of a will executed by them in 1979. They say my aunt collected the will in 2003 and took the will away with her. They have told me that there is a presumption in English law that if the will was collected and cannot be found then is must have been revoked by destruction. Is this correct?
Aunt took the will away with her and cannot now be found. A copy of the will remains on their file. There is no later will. I understand that a copy will may be accepted by the Probate Registry as long as it complies with the Wills Act