Govt. introduces online probate application service

‘Simpler and easier’

Adam Saville
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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