If the solicitors had the original will, they will still keep it. If the firm had been taken over by another firm, then the successor practice would have the will.
If the firm just closed down, if you contact the Solicitors Regulation Authority they will tell you who to go over the files and the deeds and the Wills.
Solicitors only need to keep files for 6 years so the file may have been destroyed which would contain a copy of the will but if they have the original, they will still have it.
If the will was admitted to probate, you can get a copy from the Probate Registry for £10.
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Thank you. If your aunt is left everything to your mother and your mother has predeceased your aunt, and your mother had not written a will for example, then under section 33 of the Wills act, the deceased parents children inherit that which their parent would have inherited, and they do so in equal shares.
Any provision in a will which refers to someone else’s will would be void for uncertainty and hence, it would go to you and your siblings in equal shares in any event.
With regard to your mother’s will, if there was money in the estate, although it may have all been left to you, there is nothing to stop you distributing the money between you and your siblings, however you wish.