An Executor will not let you see a copy of the Will?
It is quite a common occurrence for Executors not to disclose a copy of the Will, even when the Deceased is a close family member. There is actually no law saying Executors must disclose a copy of the will, but most will give a copy to beneficiaries, at the very least. Unfortunately, when they won’t disclose a copy of the Will, it often leads to suspicion that they are hiding something or misgivings about them not performing their duties correctly.
Normally a letter from a solicitor pointing out that the court may not look kindly on the Executor if they do not disclose it, is enough to achieve disclosure. Failing this, you could try to gain a caveat to prevent the issue of the grant of probate, which means the executors will not be able to distribute any of the funds. This is not a situation many Executors, or beneficiaries like to happen, so disclosure of the Will would normally take place if this is suggested. We can help with both of these options.
Once the grant of probate has been issued, Wills do become a public document and a copy can be obtained from the probate registry after the payment of a small fee.