Document Storage

You have planned your estate and the Will has been signed and witnessed, but where do you keep your Will and other important documents safe from threats such as fire, theft or flooding? A will accidently destroyed, through fire, flood or some other disaster is still valid, the problem is how do you prove that the Will existed and if you can, how can you show it to still be valid?

Making your Will is incredibly important, ensuring that your Executor can handle your affairs efficiently, and that your family and friends are saved from undue stress. For the same reasons, once your Will is completed, it should be carefully stored. Ideally it should be kept somewhere safe, where no one can get unauthorised access to it and where your Executor will know how to retrieve it.

Reasons to store your valuable documents:

  • To avoid damage caused by fire or flood.
  • To avoid tampering by those that find it after your death.
  • To ensure they are in good enough condition to be used when a grant of probate is applied for or a power of attorney is needed.
  • To avoid loss of the documents themselves.
  • To maintain privacy of your wishes.

Kings Court Trust can offer you to the safest option when it comes to storing your Will. They will take ownership and full responsibility for the lifetime storage of your Will, giving you one less thing to worry about. They will:

  • Register your Will on the National Will Register so that it can be found quickly and easily.
  • Store the documents in a fully insured, professional facility guaranteed against flood and fire damage.
  • Provide you with a unique reference number so that you can retrieve the Will at any time.
  • Give you access to a Free phone help desk who can answer any questions that you may have.

A professional storage solution

Kings Court Trust store over 100,000 Wills at a professional storage facility near Corsham in Wiltshire. Originally designed as a secure, underground bunker for use in times of war, it has now been professionally converted into a state of the art document storage facility.

How will my documents be protected?

The facility offers a number of security features which ensure that your Will is completely protected against any risks that could damage or invalidate it:

  • A fully air conditioned, temperature and humidity controlled environment.
  • Full protection against flooding and water damage.
  • Full protection against fire and smoke using gas suppression agents that will not damage documents.
  • Bar coded registration to ensure ease of access and retrieval.
  • A fully secured facility, monitored by CCTV 24 hours a day.
  • Access limited to registered staff only, enforced by secure entry.

The facility meets ISO 9001 and ISO14001 quality management standards. It also meets the BSI PD 5454 standard for the preservation of archived materials.

How do I store my documents with Kings Court Trust?

Please contact Chris Lamb Will Writing Ltd who will be able to organise the storage of your documents. Upon receipt of the document, Kings Court Trust will send you a letter confirming the storage details, your unique reference number and information on how to retrieve the document.


By making a Will you decide exactly how your estate is distributed and plan for the needs of your individual circumstances. No matter how complicated or simple your Will may be, we will work closely with you, listening carefully to your needs and wishes, providing clear advice based on all of the information you give.

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Estate Planning

Planning your estate can involve many different aspects from basic Wills to Will Trusts and Lifetime Trusts. Modern families can have complicated dynamics and there is often a potential for conflict in the future if relationships break down or after the death of a client. Estate planning can also help to minimise tax liabilities or other expenses after your death.

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Other Services

We can also assist you with the following; setting up a lasting power of attorney, severing a joint tenancy on property, Will storage and related document storage, pre-paid funeral planning and probate. If you have any questions about our services or if you would like arrange a free consultation then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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About Chris Lamb Will Writing Ltd

An independent Will Writing Company based in Chester-Le-Street providing everything from Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, Trusts and Pre-Paid Funeral Plans. We cover County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and Teesside.

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