I'm doing some research for a side project where I want to determine whether a living person in the UK has a will or not.

What are your recommendations?

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    They're alive, so have you tried asking them?
    – JAB
    Apr 17, 2018 at 20:45
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    As @JAB says, ask them. The will of someone who's still alive isn't a public record, so you likely can't get it without their consent. They could even have written it themselves and be keeping it at home, in which case it could be that nobody knows about it except the person themselves (and whoever witnessed it). Apr 17, 2018 at 21:34

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Ask them. There is no public record of wills.

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