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Non-Contentious Probate Fees Order 2018 - a sigh of relief?

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As Brexit continues to take centre stage in the headlines and with the recent discontinuation of Parliament, it is not surprising that the Non-Contentious Probate Fees Order 2018 has been languishing in the House of Commons since April 2019. However,...

Bereavement and estate administration - are you struggling to know where to start?

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Bereavement is an emotive subject and certainly not something any of us likes to talk about but, sadly, it is an inevitable fact of life. When this actually happens to your family or a close friend there is undoubtedly nothing that can fully prepare...

Digital probate service: DIY probate

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Since 2017, HM Courts and Tribunal Services (HMCTS) have offered an online service enabling individuals to apply for a grant of probate in a deceased’s estate, providing certain criteria were met. HMCTS have now updated the system, now allowing...

HM Courts and Tribunals Service launch a digital probate service

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An online service for selected personal applicants of ‘non-complex’ estates has, in fact, been available under a pilot scheme since November 2016. The launch now invites all personal applicants to apply providing certain criteria are met:...