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Certified copy of a will - is it legal?

(5 Posts)
Tryandguessthisonethen Sun 27-Mar-16 20:53:33

Hi, hope someone can help please?

I have a copy of a will of my FIL. Its a certified copy (of a copy!) from the solicitor that drew up the will but they didn't hold the original. We cannot find the original anywhere.

Probate is required, but is this certified copy legal or do we have to proceed as if no will exists?

TIA for any advice

wowfudge Sun 27-Mar-16 22:32:51

Certified by a solicitor? Should be fine.

Rangirl Mon 28-Mar-16 13:47:11

Don't know about England but would not be sufficient in Scotland

showmeyourgroovymoves Tue 29-Mar-16 22:38:58

Thank you so much for your advice. Local office thinks it will be OK so that's good smile

Appreciate your replies

Rangirl Wed 30-Mar-16 11:51:56

Good newssmile

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