One of Wiltshire’s oldest law firms signs up to National Will Register

By Anita Jaynes on July 31, 2015

Bevirs Solicitors, which has supported people and businesses in the county for more than 130 years, is embracing the future by joining the National Will Register known as Certainty.

Certainty, which is endorsed by the Law Society, provides an online space where people, charities, legal professionals and financial bodies can search for registered wills at low cost.

Many people die intestate, or they appear to be intestate because wills can become lost through time due to there being no obvious living relative, or through malicious destruction or relatives simply may not be aware of a later version of a will.

Certainty has more than five million wills on its register and it’s the biggest service of its kind in the UK. Bevirs, which has offices in Swindon, Royal Wootton Bassett and Calne, offers a will and probate service alongside its commercial and family legal work.

Nicholas Sewell, partner at Bevirs and specialist in wills and probate, said: “Two thirds of people still don’t have a will. If a will cannot be found when someone passes away, the intestacy laws will come into effect and their estate may not be distributed as that person would have wished.

Bevirs are working with Certainty to protect our wills and probate clients. We believe it’s important for us to be part of this national register so others can find wills which we’ve drawn up and we can also support our clients to find wills which may be relevant to them.”

Anyone who wants to make a will can also find a local solicitor through Certainty’s list of registered law firms. To find out more click here

Pictured above: Nicholas Sewell, partner at Bevirs