How is a will drawn up and can I register it?
Last update: 10/7/2012
In the United Kingdom there is no requirement to register a will. However, the Principal Probate Registry in London provides a depository for the safe keeping of wills of living persons for a prescribed fee. There are also other non-government registers of wills which have been set-up by various organisations and service providers.
In Northern Ireland wills can be deposited with the Probate Office of the High Court in Belfast.
In Scotland, wills can be registered in the Books of Council and Session for safe keeping. A fee will be charged.
Information about how to keep, to register and to search for a will are also available on the website of the European Network of Register of Wills Association (ENRWA) in the section “Information sheet”.
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