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At-Home Series - Obtaining a grant of probate

Kimberley Woodhead - 0113 244 6100 - -

Obtaining the Grant

• To deal with some assets a ‘Grant of Probate’ or ‘Grant of Letters of Administration’ may be required.

• The process for obtaining a Grant includes: o submitting a HMRC return detailing assets and liabilities. o paying inheritance tax (if due); o registering the Will (if one was left) and other required documents with the Probate Registry.

• In most cases, it is possible to submit the probate registry application online. In a minority of cases, a paper application is required.

• Once the Grant of Probate is obtained, it then needs to be registered with those who require it.

22 May 2024

Beware of Companies House scam letters

Fake Companies House letters are asking for payments via QR code. We urge clients to stay vigilant and to be alert to these fraudulent requests.

16 May 2024

Considering the validity of existing LPA’s

Further to the recent decision in TA v The Public Guardian [2023] EWCOP 63

14 May 2024

Office for Students opens consultation on freedom of speech guidance

The latest consultation follows previous consultations on the new OfS complaints scheme and its proposed approach to regulating students’ unions.