Govt. introduces online probate application service

‘Simpler and easier’

Adam Saville
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Govt. introduces online probate application service

Visit to probate registry or solicitor no longer needed

People dealing with bereavement can now apply, pay and swear a statement of truth for probate online, the HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has announced. Part of a £1bn programme of court reform, the expanded service, which has already been trialled ‘by invitation' to a rate of 93% satisfaction, will mean that people will no longer need to visit a probate registry or require a solicitor when appying for probate. Quick and easy HMCTS chief executive, Susan Acland-Hood, said: "Making...

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