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I'm afraid there is law relating to the "reading of a Will" and indeed this is a myth which is only seen on tv. In practice, a Will is never read out with all the beneficiaries/family being present at the same time.
This is because a Will is a private document, and an Executor is only under a duty to notify each beneficiary of their respective entitlements. An Executor is therefore under a duty to notify each beneficiary (normally done in writing or through the Solicitor acting in the Estate), within a reasonable amount of time, which normally would be really within 3 months from the date of him starting the administration of the Estate.
Therefore,if you are beneficiary, I would certainly hope he would have notified you by now.
On a side point, once Probate has been granted to the Executor, the Will becomes a public document, and any member of the public can make a postal application to the Leeds District Probate Registry copy of it at a nominal cost.
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