In most circumstances, it is advisable for you to consult a solicitor both to relieve you of many worries and to take control of wills, problems of intestacy, outstanding debts, grants and letters of administration.
A solicitor could save you a great deal of unnecessary trouble and eventually save you money.
If it is known that a will was made, it is important that the contents be ascertained as soon as possible after death, as it may contain instructions regarding the funeral arrangements. A will may be among personal papers, with the bank or solicitor for safe keeping.
If a solicitor has been consulted by the deceased in the recent past it is important that you contact them without delay.