A question that our probate team often get asked is “Can we get a copy of a Will after a person has died?”.
If an estate requires a Grant of Probate then the deceased’s original Will is submitted to the Probate Registry and is retained there. The Will then becomes a public document and anyone, upon payment of a small fee, can apply for a copy of it.
You can find out if a Grant of Probate has been obtained, and order a copy of a Will, by using the Gov.UK search tool here:-
If an estate does not require a Grant of Probate, the Will remains a private document and only the Executors of the estate can then agree to release a copy.