I have come across a couple of clients recently who “thought” their Wills were stored with a Solicitor and a Bank, the Solicitor had gone out of business and there were no trace of any stored Wills. The Bank had stopped writing and storing Wills and had passed their business to a Will Writing Company, again, they had gone out of business and no trace of any Wills, my client was passed from one phone number to another without success, and he had been paying £25 per year for this service!!
If you cannot find your original signed Will, and you die, you die intestate. Make sure you and your Executors are aware of where your Will is stored, if it can’t be traced – write a new Will, this will revoke any previous Will you have written.