HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) have written to us to advise that they have launched new standard application forms for professional practitioners:
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These forms would need to be completed in place of the Statement of Truth and lodged at the Probate Registries as usual. After a period, these forms will be sent to the Courts and Tribunal Service Centres. HMCTS will inform you of the change of address in due course.
Alternatively, particularly under the current circumstances, HMCTS strongly recommend you consider completing your probate applications online. This will enable them to be accessed remotely while staff may be working from home. Find out more
There will be a transition period of 4 weeks, during which Probate Registries will be permitted to accept any old-style Statements of Truth that come through.
After 20th April 2020 any Statements of Truth that are received will be returned, with a request to replace them with the appropriate new form.
If you would like further information or have any further feedback on the forms, please email firstname.lastname@example.org