Guidance on the replacement of affidavits with statements of truth

The President of the Family Division of the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary has published the following guidance:

District Probate Registrars have been authorised to allow statements of truth to be used as an alternative to affidavits for the following applications and processes in the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987 – 12 (1), 16, 19, 25 (2), 26, 32 (2), 44 (12), 46 (2) & (4), 47 (4) & (6), 48 (2)a, 50 (2), 51, 52, 53, 54 (3), 55 (2) until 30 July 2020.

This guidance is issued to help non-contentious probate business continue while social distancing measures are in place.

Consideration will be given to making this rule change permanent by Statutory Instrument at a future date.

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