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My mother died recently and as executor of her will a need

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My mother died recently and as executor of her will a need certified copies of her will to send to insurance companies etc. The problem I have is the firm of solicitors who wrote the will appear to no longer exist. What do I do?

Hello for clarification - how long ago did she do this will?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It was done in 1997

You need to contact the Law Society because whenever a firm of solicitors closes or is taken over, all the deeds and all the wills will go from one firm to another. They don’t just get abandoned.

So they will be somewhere in the Law Society will tell you who took over the files wills and the deeds. It’s not an uncommon question. You should find the Law Society quite helpful.

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