Collecting a Will

Once you have executed your Will it will be stored at no additional charge. If you require access to a Will at any time, please email willcollections@tgbaynes.com with the following information:

  • The full name of the party who executed/signed the Will
  • Whether you executed/signed the Will or are an Executor
  • A day time telephone number

In normal circumstances, a Will can only be released to the party who executed/signed it or an Executor following the death of a party to the Will. Before we are able to release the Will to an Executor we will require authority and identification from all the Executors together with the original Death Certificate.

A Will must be collected from the firm and we will contact you to arrange a suitable date once the Will has been retrieved.

Please note that two pieces of identification will be required (three if you are a non UK resident), one from list A and one from list B before the Will can be released. The same document cannot be used to confirm both name and address.  Originals are required : Internet print–outs are not accepted. 

Section ‘A’ (to confirm name) 

  • Current full signed passport
  • Current UK driving licence (full old paper version) 
  • Current UK photo card driving licence (full or provisional) 
  • H.M. Revenue & Customs tax code notification 
  • Original notification letter from DWP / Benefits Agency confirming client’s rights to benefits 

Section ‘B’ (to confirm address) 

  • Current council tax bill 
  • Bank/building society/credit union passbook or statement not more than 3 months old showing current address 
  • Current UK photo card driving licence (full or provisional) 
  • Local council rent card or tenancy agreement 
  • Utility bill (NOT RELATED TO MOBILE PHONE) – not more than 3 months old 
  • Most recent original mortgage statement from a recognised lender 
  • Original notification letter from DWP / Benefits Agency confirming client’s right to benefits