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Is it permissible to ring a solicitor and ask if one is a beneficiary

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Is it permissible to ring a solicitor and ask if one is a beneficiary in a will?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alex J. replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
Thank you for your question and welcome.
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There is no issue with contacting a solicitor and requesting this information.
There is no however no obligation on the solicitor to disclose anything to you, if they are still administering the estate.
Further if you want a copy of the will it can be obtained at the probate registry if probate has been granted https://www.gov.uk/wills-probate-inheritance/overview
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AJ
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
How can I find out if probate has been granted.?
Expert:  Alex J. replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
Thank you.
You can contact the probate registry and do a search - https://www.gov.uk/wills-probate-inheritance/searching-for-probate-records see this link.
It will cost £5-10 to do the search.
Kind regards
AJ