June 2019 | Curtis Parkinson

Continued Delays in Probate Applications

Despite announcing that they issued 960 grants in a single day in May, the new online probate application process, introduced by the HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) in March 2019, continues to wreak havoc. Historically, the application process took between two to six weeks. But teething problems with the new software have meant the…

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Implications of Serious Probate Registry Delays

At the start of 2019, a new £1bn online service was unveiled by the government. This was aimed at streamlining the probate application process and reducing stress on families. But not everything has gone to plan. Bereaved families have suffered lengthy delays, leaving them in financial limbo. Reports of up to six weeks at HMRC…

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