The National Will Register

With the location of over 10 million wills recorded in the system and utilised by thousands of solicitors every day, the National Will Register is our preferred provider of a nationwide will register and will search service. 

About the National Will Register

The National Will Register is the UK’s provider of will registration and will search services, and is used by:

  • the legal profession
  • will writers
  • professional indemnity insurers
  • government agencies
  • charities, and
  • the public

With over 10 million wills registered in the system, the National Will Register exists to ensure that no will is left unknown or untraced at the time it is needed.

Through the Certainty Will Search service, one in five found wills impacts estate administration by superseding a held will or discovering a will not otherwise known.

The National Will Register has grown from Certainty the National Will Register to become the trademarked national will register for the UK.

In 2021, the National Will Register became part of Advanced, a leading provider of solutions for the legal market.

Assisting testators, executors, administrators, beneficiaries, deputies, attorneys, contentious probate professionals and more

Thanks to the National Will Register, wills can be located and administered at the time they are needed – ensuring the testator’s wishes are carried out and certainty for whoever is involved with the will, whether that be:

  • an executor
  • beneficiaries
  • deputies or attorneys requiring a statutory will to be made through the Court of Protection, or
  • contentious probate professionals aiming to settle disputes by identifying the valid will

Join the National Will Register

Membership is available for law firms with a private client department to assist with the registration, management and locating of wills.It is an effective tool to make your will archive management, will client marketing, and processes for probate and statutory wills as streamlined and simple as possible.

Members can take advantage of several benefits including:

  • free registration of your will archive (worth £30 per will)
  • will registration and Certainty Will Search credits
  • access to our online wills management portal: TOUCH
  • listing on our website ‘Find a Wills and Probate solicitor’ directory
  • marketing resources and exposure opportunities through the National Will Register
  • first access to the National Will Register’s expert webinar series

Learn more about membership or request a callback.