Probate Fees – the Good news
The Justice Secretary has finally confirmed to the media that the government will be withdrawing its proposals to increase the fee charged for grants of probate (first mooted in 2016). Small adjustments to cover costs will be considered, however, as part of a wider review to ensure all court fees are fair and proportionate. ICAEW will of course be keeping an eye out for details of any new charges.
Probate Delays – the not so good news
At our October meeting with HMCTS we were told that the probate system should be back to normal in a matter of weeks. We will be meeting with them again on 27 November and so I would be grateful if you could let me know of the length of delays you are still experiencing (for new applications as we understand that older applications are still subject to significant delays), the reason given for the delays and the service you are receiving from HMCTS staff.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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